Editorials

On a mission to flex their super-majority power, Republican legislators overturned a host of Gov. Laura Kelly’s vetoes on Monday. That morning, Rep. Blaine Finch of Ottawa warned, “We’re going to put this governor back…

For most of the 20th century, El Salvador, like many of its Central American neighbors, was ruled by dictators who, in addition to trampling human rights, stymied development and inspired revolutionary movements. After a decade…

Imagine you’re a wheat farmer in the Texas Panhandle. Last summer, you harvested a bumper crop. When the combines left, you baled the straw into round half-ton rolls and stacked them on the edge of…

In 1896, Emporia Gazette Editor William Allen White famously asked in an editorial “What’s the matter with Kansas?” Surely, one of the answers today is that not enough people want to live here. Kansas recently…

Kansas lawmakers spent too much time this year debating a long list of unnecessary and provocative proposals, including banning transgender student athletes and making it harder to vote. Yet the Legislature has failed to pass…

Since the Republican majority in the Missouri legislature does not give a single tu-whit tu-whoo about what Gov. Mike Parson thinks, we can only hope that he returns the favor and forces Medicaid expansion anyway.…

Tucked away in the yet-to-be approved Kansas budget are two items that remove Kansas State University’s authority over how its Research & Extension and 4-H programs respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Last week, Gov. Laura…

Baseball is a game steeped in history and tradition. The National League started up in 1876 and the American League in 1901 — and it’s a testament to baseball’s attachment to custom that interleague play…

Even as New York City struggles to contain a bloody surge in shootings, here comes the U.S. Supreme Court agreeing to hear a challenge to New York’s responsibly strict gun laws, which make it hard…

 Did you hear that President Joe Biden is going to ration hamburgers and steaks and force red-blooded Americans to consume horrible things like Brussels sprouts and tofu in a bid to reduce carbon emissions? No?…