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August 18 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote across the country and enfranchised nearly 50 percent of the U.S. population. A century later, voting is as…

More and taller fences. Metal detectors. Restricted access. Armed guards. Government in most forms — from the White House to local high schools — is a lot less accessible than it used to be. Even…

Kansas has another neighbor expanding Medicaid — and this time, it is different. Last Tuesday, Missouri voters passed a constitutional amendment expanding Medicaid by a vote of 53% to 47%. Nebraska voters passed expansion in…

There’s probably not a woman alive who is not — openly or secretly — nervous for Kamala Harris, the third woman to be nominated for the vice-presidency, and the first woman of color. The stakes…

On the one hand, Joe Biden — who is running as the candidate who promises to make the presidency boring again — made the most obvious — that is, boring — selection for his running…

I’m in the history business. No, I cannot claim the title historian. I think that title more accurately belongs to those who hold history degrees and create academic works. I prefer the title storyteller. I…

Reopening Kansas schools this fall is a gamble.  The COVID-19 new infections rate and death rate are still rising at this writing.  Will returning to school-site learning be safe?  Will it increase the spread of…

Call it the trial balloon that launched a thousand punctures. On Thursday morning President Donald Trump tweeted: “With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT…

At first the memes were amusing, sort of. Then they started being irritating. Now, calling white women behaving badly “Karen” is meandering toward dangerous. “Karen” has become a label for racist white women who call…

College is on the horizon for many students, a first step into adulthood. College is about learning and there are lots of things to learn about money through budgeting. College budgets include the same things…