Editorials

Ford Motor Co.’s decision to take its $11.4 billion electric vehicle investment and 11,000 jobs to the mid-South should jar Michigan to the reality that it’s unprepared to achieve its dreams of dominating the automotive…

Months into the pandemic, Gov. Laura Kelly instituted a somber tradition, which we repeated on Monday. “It is with great sadness that, for the sixth time ….  I am ordering flags to half-staff to honor…

Mark your calendars. Oct. 18, which will be here before we know it, just two weeks from Monday, is the day when our nation will no longer be able to pay its bills. Though this…

After nearly five years, someone and something is still causing serious injury to U.S. officials abroad. The source of “Havana syndrome,” first detected in Cuba in late 2016, has not been identified nor attributed. The…

Journey with us, if you will, all the way back to August 2019. In a budget deal passed by Congress and signed by President Trump, Washington suspended the U.S. debt limit for two years —…

Topeka’s White Lakes Mall is coming down. A time-worn eyesore, it’s past due. That the city has to cough up an estimated $2 million in demolition fees doesn’t sit well, of course. But the location…

Whatever tough-talking, populist-pandering nonsense Mark McCloskey tells voters in his U.S. Senate bid, the St. Louis personal injury lawyer pleaded guilty to a crime after recklessly wielding a gun at protesters marching peacefully past his…

One of the most emblematic political photographs of recent times was taken during a G7 summit in Canada in 2018. Leaning forward across a narrow table with hands outstretched, a grim-faced Angela Merkel confronts Donald…

From the drone’s-eye view many of us have on cable news, the thousands of Haitians — families, pregnant women, children, babies — milling around under a Del Rio bridge are an urgent problem to be…

The Docking State Office Building was designed with someone like Don Draper in mind.  Its design is straight out of “Mad Men.” The ventilation system was even conceived with smokers in mind. But it’s current…