Editorials

Israel became the United Nations’ 59th member on May 11, 1949. In the seven decades since, the General Assembly, now numbering 193 countries, has passed uncounted resolutions blasting the Mideast’s sole democracy. Slander and libel…

The carve-outs in Friday’s redistricting map are a blatant attempt to divide and conquer the few Democrats who exist in Kansas. Senate Republicans approved a Congressional map that dilutes the state’s two progressive-leaning areas: Lawrence…

The Winter Olympics open on Feb. 4 in Beijing and, seemingly in preparation for the big day, the host nation is trying to clear up any confusion about whether it might tolerate any hint of…

During his single presidential term, Donald Trump had a penchant for referring to federal judges and Supreme Court justices as though they ruled based on loyalty to the presidents who nominated them. Thus, Trump suggested,…

On the evening of Dec. 28, Sally Poteet was driving home after dropping off her granddaughter at her daughter’s house when her husband called to ask if she had just accidentally crashed their Bronco Sport…

New results from a long-running public opinion survey show that about 1 in 3 Americans is now “alarmed” by global warming. Is it any wonder, given the horrific onslaught of fires, floods, heat waves and…

Overwhelmed by COVID caseloads, Kansas health officials are shifting the responsibility of monitoring the virus’ spread to the general public. As of Feb. 1, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment will cease contact tracing,…

Saturday’s volcanic eruption on a remote Pacific island reminds us of how powerful and whimsical nature is.  The underwater eruption was so vast it was easily seen in satellite photos from space. Ash and smoke…

Emotions have been everywhere over what happened in Colleyville Saturday night — relief, gratitude, anger, fear, frustration, exhaustion. The attack on Congregation Beth Israel ended without the bloodshed of the innocent, an answer to many…

Of the dozen official national holidays observed in the U.S. each year, the one being celebrated Monday — Martin Luther King Jr. Day — is the most relevant to today’s big national conversations. From continuing…