Editorials

When dealing with the pandemic and a return to school, it is easy to say we want to be as safe as we can be. It is much harder to actually mean it. Being as…

Kansas House Speaker Ron Ryckman acted irresponsibly when he failed to fully inform colleagues and the state that he had been treated for COVID-19 in mid-July. Ryckman’s silence may have endangered others. More importantly, his…

Family and friends of 23-year old Daisy Coleman reacted with sorrow and shock last week following her death by suicide. “She was my best friend and amazing daughter,” her mother Melinda wrote in a heartbreaking…

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump isn’t telling the full story when it comes to executive orders on coronavirus relief payments and health care. Over the weekend, the president suggested that his move to bypass…

The Republican Party in Kansas is becoming a stranger unto itself these days.  Time was, Republicans set their goals on fostering public education, building and maintaining sound roads and bridges, supporting healthcare, promoting agriculture and…

Early August 1945 was a confusing time for many Americans, who were experiencing some combination of celebration, sadness and foreboding. The war in Europe was over, bringing home thousands of gleeful troops by ship. Yet…

Last Friday, the $600-per-week Pandemic Unemployment Assistance — an additional payment for desperate Americans above state unemployment checks — expired. The previous week saw the end of eviction protections for many renters. As the coronavirus…

There’s an adage that good fences make good neighbors. When U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service filed a water impairment notice with the Kansas Department of Agriculture regarding water rights at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge in…

Prizing loyalty over qualifications, President Donald Trump has nominated several economists with oddball or inconsistent views of monetary policy for seats on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, along with several with solid credentials. The…

Elon Musk was entitled to be elated when he welcomed two NASA astronauts back to Earth on Sunday. His company, SpaceX, had blasted them into space and then brought them safely home 63 days later.…