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WASHINGTON — To the ancient Greeks, hubris was the crime of arrogance — an offense against common decency and an insult to the gods. Their myths included a goddess named Nemesis whose job was to…

On separate occasions in the past year, my wife gifted me an American flag and a bust of George Washington. She clearly gets my abiding love for this country, even if her wonderful presents come…

Depending on the definitions you use, the residents of Kansas’s rural counties and small towns make up less than a third, and perhaps as little as a quarter, of the state’s total population. Despite our…

If I could have a private audience with President Donald Trump I’d tell him to hit me with the truth. Every time. On Thursday, the president said the reason he has been minimizing the seriousness…

The fog started more than five months ago as the pandemic descended on the nation. For a few weeks it felt like the polarization in our society would give way to collaboration. Public officials worked…

Kansas voters have the power to protect their own votes. Plan ahead. Choose the voting method that works best for you. Act early. Act responsibly. Advocate for yourself.  What are your voting options?  In-person Election…

I appreciate that Gov. Laura Kelly cares that people are having a hard time making ends meet and wants to do something about it. Wish others did. On Thursday, the Republican-led State Finance Council rejected…

From the left and right, politicians are spouting suspect information about how great things are economically, or about what a frightful state we’re in. As usual, the truth is more likely found in metrics than…

It’s not law and order to shoot a man seven times in the back. It’s not law and order when a 17-year-old boy grabs an assault rifle and crosses state lines. It’s not law and…

My daughter argues that as long as she’s seeing all of her friends together in school, they should be able to gather together in their houses as well. Unfortunately, she has risk exactly backward. She’s…