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About 10,000 Americans a day turn 60 (that’s roughly the same number of Americans born each day), and each of us passing that mark will live, on average, an additional 23 years and seven months.…

Facebook’s critics have long argued that the social media giant is bad for consumers, bad for children and bad for the country — a serial abuser of its users’ privacy, an amplifier of misinformation and…

As legislators calculate the right balance on how much to spend on infrastructure and clean energy, they should take stock of both the environmental and the economic gains that everyday Americans earn through the transformation…

A Nobel Peace Prize doesn’t solve thorny political problems. It didn’t draw a line under apartheid when South African activist Albert Luthuli won it in 1960, or bring freedom to the Soviet Union when physicist…

It is rare these days to find a political message cutting across the usual red-blue partisan divide — but I saw one this weekend. Looking out at me from the back of a pickup truck…

Today concludes National Newspaper Week, a time when newspapers take the opportunity to toot their horns. Hear it? Yes, it’s grown fainter.  Truth is, small town newspapers like the Register are fewer and farther between…

The Pandora Papers, released in early October, are the product of massive data leaks carefully analyzed by more than 600 journalists from around the world. They unmask the secretive ways that the world’s super-wealthy hide…

This Supreme Court term, which began Monday, is the culmination of five decades of efforts by conservatives to seize control of the court. It started when Richard Nixon ran for president in 1968 by campaigning…

Denouncing corporations is easy. Using actual policy tools to hold them accountable and check their power is more difficult. Yet this is precisely what the National Farmers Union (NFU) is pushing the Biden administration to…

Recent surveys and presentations from the Kansas State Department of Education’s “Kansas Can Success Tour” demonstrate that Kansas educators are doing more for students than ever. Graduation rates are higher than ever, and more students…