Editorials

Long the lovechild of progressives, Sweden has hit the skids in regards to its laissez-faire response to the COVID-19 pandemic. And instead of proving prescient, the country’s independent streak against strict measures is costing thousands…

The Trump administration has used the novel coronavirus as license to indiscriminately kill off and impede every sort of immigration — legal and illegal, permanent and temporary, work- and family-based. On Monday, it took aim…

Well, that didn’t take long. Only days after surprising the nation by striking down a strict anti-abortion law in Louisiana, the Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts reminded Americans once again that it is…

American sports are changing, and the Kansas City Chiefs are on the clock. Last week, the NFL’s Washington Redskins announced plans to reconsider the team’s nickname, a decision that will almost certainly lead to a…

Our public spaces have been put under extreme pressure in the last few months. Since the pandemic lockdown, people have headed for open spaces to revive their mental and physical health. More recently, public spaces…

Oklahoma just proved that when left up to rank-and-file citizens, Medicaid expansion is popular. At their June 30 primary election, Oklahomans approved a constitutional amendment to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. The vote…

When crops are ready to be harvested, they’re ready to be harvested. That can be a challenge if you find yourself in the position of Greg Staatz, an Abilene wheat farmer who had broken his…

We’ve been thinking about the Fourth of July, and the freedom and independence that it celebrates, in light of the pandemic we’re currently fighting. There’s a connection. Bear with us. Start with this: Freedom is…

China’s decision to impose its national-security law on Hong Kong is a seismic event that goes well beyond the sad fate of its 7.5 million people. The illegal takeover shows that Beijing’s Communist rulers are…

We welcome Gov. Laura Kelly’s mandate to wear face masks beginning Friday. If it helps us keep our doors open safely, we’re all for it. Those are our priorities: Public safety and staying open for…