Editorials

Tributes have been pouring forth for Civil Rights icon Rep. John Lewis since his death was announced Friday: “One of the greatest heroes of American history;” “a giant among men;” “an icon who fought with…

We’re expecting Rep. Roger Marshall to secure the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate.  Now completing his second term in Congress, Marshall has voted in lockstep with President Trump’s agenda and should be able to…

Questions have followed U.S. Rep. Steve Watkins from the campaign trail to Washington, D.C. We don’t have the time or inclination to wade through all of the allegations here. Suffice to say that reporters dug…

As badly as the U.S. has mishandled the pandemic, there’s been one bright spot: Despite historic unemployment, the poverty rate in America hasn’t significantly increased. This happy paradox is mostly due to the $600 that…

If coronavirus were a hurricane, it seemed to reach Category 5 status over the weekend. More than ever, Florida needs decisive, resolute guidance to get through this storm. Instead, Ron DeSantis continues to muddle and…

From the Trump administration’s perspective, suddenly forcing international students out of the country must have looked like three wins in one. It would have ejected mostly non-European immigrants, advanced the administration’s new demand that schools…

Forgive us for being skeptical, but President Trump’s order for all medical centers to cease reporting their COVID-19 patient data to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sounds fishy. The order was issued in…

The police reforms that are currently stalled in the U.S. Senate are so basic, so necessary and so modest that it’s embarrassing they are not already law. Much of what’s in the House-passed “George Floyd…

In grappling with the coronavirus pandemic, one point can be easy to overlook. We don’t have many reliable tools to slow the spread of the outbreak. Essentially, we have three methods. First, we can stay…

Now begins a month-long blitz of television ads, radio spots, postcards and digital posts designed to sway your vote, and many of those ads will be funded by the Kansas Chamber PAC. According to the…