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President Donald Trump’s incitement of a mob attack on the Capitol is reason enough for him to be forced from office before Jan. 20 — whether via the 25th Amendment, another impeachment or some other…

For the most part, the media portrayed Wednesday’s mob storming the U.S. Capitol as violent, bordering on treasonous. But not all placed blame on the same people. A commentator for Newsmax, an ultra-conservative cable channel,…

The insurrection against Congress this week placed in sharp focus the role — and fragility — of legislatures in the American governmental system. Legislatures rarely require defining. Their composition and activities are straightforward as “a…

Even as the latest COVID-19 federal relief/stimulus package was finally signed into law on Dec. 27 after a bizarre cliff-side confrontation triggered by Donald Trump’s ambivalence, the incoming Biden administration was readily acknowledging its inadequacy…

​Is politics a game? Many seem to think so. Meanwhile, the real work remains undone, while many lives are at stake. ​First there is Aaron Coleman. Only 20 years old, he defeated longtime Kansas City…

The exercise of forming New Year’s resolutions typically involves a review of where we went wrong. Developing a coherent narrative of the year gone by is always an inherent challenge, none more so than for…

Here are some topics that deserve attention in coming months. Decisions and actions in the private and public sectors in these areas will determine Kansas’ future, especially the health of its rural communities. Trade policy…

As a weary world struggles to celebrate this holiday season the challenges for Kansas schools and the families they serve are monumental. Fortunately, two key COVID-related events bring hope — the promise of new vaccines…

When my parents embarked on parenthood in 1950, Dr. Benjamin Spock was a household name. By the second-through-fourth kid, I doubt they opened his by-then tattered book, “Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care,”…

Scientists have done it again. They have come to the rescue of billions of people around the globe. Their development of vaccines to ward off COVID-19 was done quickly and professionally, overseen by the FDA,…