Editorials

Gov. Laura Kelly of Kansas was blunt: “Drastic” state budget reductions are on the table if Congress and the White House fail to agree on financial help for state and local governments. “Unless we get…

“Good grief,” Charlie Brown groused at the end of many Peanuts comic strips. His exasperated exclamation evoked frustration and acceptance. In my first week of teaching virtually to high school students, I, too, said, “good…

It was déjà vu Monday. In talks with California leaders devastated by four weeks of wildfires, President Donald Trump assured them, “It’ll start getting cooler. Just you watch.” Meanwhile, hundreds of fires continue to burn…

Kansans who listened to any part of Friday’s meeting of the State Finance Council first would be amazed, then embarrassed, and finally outraged about the way their government is run. The council convened by telephone…

As of Wednesday afternoon, Kansas suddenly looked clearer, disease-wise. That’s when the Kansas Department of Health and Environment released the the names and places associated with active outbreaks of COVID-19 across the state. (See below)…

One ad paid for by the U.S. Senate campaign of Republican Rep. Roger Marshall superimposed the photo of his Democratic opponent, Kansas state Sen. Barbara Bollier, over a sky that’s black with smoke. “SILENT,” it…

Wall Street is not the economy. The economy is not Wall Street. So when politicians try to conflate the two, don’t buy it. Most Americans need no convincing. All they have to do is look…

Congress returned from recess Tuesday with precious little time left before the first week of October, when the House and Senate legislative calendars call for lawmakers to recess through the Nov. 3 election — and…

Working moms have made history at the U.S. Open tennis tournament when nine days in, three  qualified for its quarterfinals. It’s the first time in history that three mothers have gone that far at the…

President Trump reversed course Friday and announced that his administration would not eliminate funding for Stars and Stripes, the military newspaper that has been keeping troops informed since the Civil War. The president’s retreat came…