Opinion

In public statements again this week, former president Donald Trump has repeated his claims that the 2020 election was a fraud and was stolen. His message: I am still the rightful president, and President Biden…

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have collectively focused on that point in the future when so many people have been inoculated or have obtained natural immunity, normal life could resume and this…

The natural gas industry in Pennsylvania is worried about its future — and rightfully so. During last week’s virtual global climate summit, President Joe Biden announced a goal of cutting greenhouse gas pollution in half…

On a mission to flex their super-majority power, Republican legislators overturned a host of Gov. Laura Kelly’s vetoes on Monday. That morning, Rep. Blaine Finch of Ottawa warned, “We’re going to put this governor back…

For most of the 20th century, El Salvador, like many of its Central American neighbors, was ruled by dictators who, in addition to trampling human rights, stymied development and inspired revolutionary movements. After a decade…

Imagine you’re a wheat farmer in the Texas Panhandle. Last summer, you harvested a bumper crop. When the combines left, you baled the straw into round half-ton rolls and stacked them on the edge of…

In 1896, Emporia Gazette Editor William Allen White famously asked in an editorial “What’s the matter with Kansas?” Surely, one of the answers today is that not enough people want to live here. Kansas recently…

Kansas lawmakers spent too much time this year debating a long list of unnecessary and provocative proposals, including banning transgender student athletes and making it harder to vote. Yet the Legislature has failed to pass…

If you thought the Humboldt races had come to town Sunday afternoon, that was me operating a gas-powered weed-eater. I never was able to get the pressure right, going from a slow buzz to whipsawing…

Since the Republican majority in the Missouri legislature does not give a single tu-whit tu-whoo about what Gov. Mike Parson thinks, we can only hope that he returns the favor and forces Medicaid expansion anyway.…