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The recent death of Walter Mondale, vice president to President Jimmy Carter, and a presidential candidate himself in 1984, has reminded me of some old history which may help explain Senator Roger Marshall. The key…

The 100 Days benchmark by which to measure the performance of new presidents arrives on April 30 for President Joe Biden. The tradition originated in Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s first term and was disavowed by John…

An incident last weekend is an example of why having law enforcement serve as traffic control officers is overkill. According to an interview with John Sigg of Iola, he was flagged last Friday night by…

It was a good news week this week, as in positive and hopeful. Top of the list was Gov. Laura Kelly’s veto of legislation that bans transgender teenagers from participating in school sports.  It was…

Anyone following American state politics this spring has witnessed, time and again, bizarre legislative proposals. Most notably and seriously, dozens of state legislatures have put forward an avalanche of initiatives that target trans athletes and…

 When President Joe Biden announced last week that the United States would withdraw its last troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, he cast the decision as closing the book on a 20-year conflict. “It’s time…

Decked out in a hard hat and protective headphones, Gov. Laura Kelly took an extensive tour of Humboldt’s Monarch Cement plant Thursday morning. Walter Wulf, CEO and chairman of the 113-year-old industry, served as host. …

Gov. Laura Kelly just took an interesting tack on the Kansas Legislature’s bill prohibiting Transgender girls from competing in girls’ athletics.  She calls it a job killer.  Is she right?  Kelly noted that states like…

Last May 25, George Floyd stopped being just a man and became a symbol. Suddenly he was no longer an ordinary Black guy enjoying a holiday evening in Minneapolis. He became a representative of all…

After a year of angry battles over lockdowns, mask mandates and vaccinations, a new front has opened in the coronavirus culture war: vaccine “passports.” If you travel overseas this summer, European countries will demand a…