Editorials

The richest man on Earth briefly lost that title Tuesday morning, but only because for a few floaty minutes he was no longer on Earth. Jeff Bezos has spent two decades using his Amazon wealth…

Whatever one may think of Donald Trump or the circumstances of last year’s election or even the bitterness of this nation’s partisan divide, it ought to be easy to condemn the events of Jan. 6…

A hearty huzzah and kudos to everyone enjoying a Sunflower Summer. This new initiative from the Kansas State Department of Education uses COVID-19 relief funds to provide free admission to 70 attractions across the state.…

Early this spring, I visited one of the state’s newest state parks, Kaw River State Park in northwest Topeka. Growing up in Topeka, I was long familiar with this area along the banks of the…

The only way to know if Indigenous children are buried in unmarked graves on the remaining 12 acres of what used to be the Indian Manual Labor School grounds in Fairway, Kansas, is to go…

While COVID-19 famously impairs its victims’ senses of taste and smell, many of us who have managed to stay healthy over the last 16 months have developed a different kind of symptom: an impaired sense…

Start with some definitions and facts. Critical race theory is an academic field that critiques issues of racial justice in the United States. It loops in the legal system and work of advocates to create…

On June 25, the U.S. government released a nine-page preliminary report on UFOs. The report is the latest notable event in what has been a renaissance for UFOs in recent years. The idea of aliens…

Consider this premise: For good or ill, the full legalization of marijuana in the United States for recreational purposes is inevitable. How did we reach the point of inevitability? Gradually then suddenly. Colorado was the…

One of the core components of President Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill is adequately preparing the country for the electric vehicle revolution. The Biden Administration has earmarked $174 billion for transportation electrification, which has sparked a…