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Liz Cheney, the Republican congresswoman from Wyoming, is likely to be dumped as chairman of the party’s House conference. That’s not because she recognized in public that President Joe Biden won the legal votes to…

Almost 70 years ago, President Dwight Eisenhower pushed bipartisan legislation that created the interstate highway system. Earlier leaders made universal access to education, starting with kindergarten and running through high school, standard throughout the United…

It’s only a slight exaggeration to say a parent feels a child’s pain as much as they do. For Teresa and Ed Murphey, the anguish of almost losing their son, Charlie, still catches them unawares.…

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…

The greatest assets of the judicial branch of government are the people who work for all Kansans in the pursuit of justice — the judges, their staff members and the employees of the courts.  However,…

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…