Editorials

I was in my office on the fourth floor of the Cannon House Office Building on Jan. 6 when the Capitol Police entered around 1:15 p.m. to tell me and my chief of staff to…

In hindsight, that rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol should be no surprise. In early December, President Donald Trump began rallying his supporters to mark their calendars. “Big protest in D.C. on Jan. 6th. Be there,…

On Friday, President Donald Trump said he would not be attending the Jan. 20 inauguration of Joe Biden. That’s not exactly a surprise. Only two days earlier, Trump was still refusing to concede the election. …

Only after insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, disrupting our democracy, physically trampling the tenets and values of American exceptionalism, did President Donald Trump halfheartedly commit to a peaceful transfer of power. His statement…

For the past two months, President Donald Trump has urged his supporters to protest what he has alleged was a fraudulent election.  On Wednesday, he got specific. Go to the U.S. Capitol, he told the…

Welcome to America, a would-be third-world dictatorship, where the president refuses to cede power, ignores the will of the people, rallies his supporters to ignore the Constitution and whines about disloyalty while terrorists storm the…

The violent armed anarchy on display at the nation’s capitol Wednesday was brought to you by none other than Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley in enthusiastic support of President Donald Trump’s incitement to insurrection. Trump and…

Not so long ago, the dangers posed by global warming and climate change loomed off in the future, allowing Americans to put off finding solutions. But tomorrow has arrived, and the new reality is impossible…

A cynic would say that David Toland’s meteoric rise in state leadership only means he’s left Iola and Allen County in the dust.  His speech at Monday’s swearing-in ceremony as Lieutenant Governor says otherwise: “Every…

An hour-long weekend phone call between President Donald Trump and Georgia’s Republican secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, underscores how badly detached Trump is from the facts and how desperate he is to overturn a legitimate…