Opinion

The local school district bucked a long-term trend by increasing the number of students attending Iola schools for the 2022-2023 school year.  The official student “count” day on Sept. 20 gives district officials the yardstick…

Most college athletes endure multiple practices a day and balance coursework at the same time. Even with this, outside eyes may see them as party animals, or “rambunctious” and “irresponsible.”  Most do not see the…

It’s a strange sensation sitting in a room watching a politician try to backpedal from the biggest thing he ever did in office.  I had that experience this week while attending a campaign debate for…

FORT WORTH, Texas — There’s something noticeably different at Nolan Catholic High School in Fort Worth this year. It’s not new uniforms or facilities. It’s the absence of something that accounts for what principal Oscar…

Poisonous gasbag Alex Jones has already lost the defamation suit brought by families of children and educators killed at Sandy Hook Elementary; the only purpose of a Connecticut trial is to determine the damages he’ll…

For all the legitimate concerns about privacy loss, the spread of misinformation and the like, one thing mass global access to the internet has done is made it ever harder for oppressive regimes to keep…

The U.S. House of Representatives last week passed a bill to reform how Congress certifies electors after a presidential election. That bill (or a similar but slightly weaker Senate one) needs to pass the Senate…

MONTEZUMA COUNTY, Colo. — Halfway through a 20-mile ride with a friend, taking our horses down a canyon in southwest Colorado, I chose to expound confidently on a topic I thought I knew. My friend…

In the last year, campaigns to ban books in school and public libraries have more than doubled, according to the American Library Association. Typically, the Association records 300-350 complaints, with most targeting a specific title.…

As Puerto Rico works very slowly to restore power to the roughly 80% of the island that remains in the dark after getting smacked from Hurricane Fiona, it’s worth remembering that the “act of God”…