Editorials

Even the crowd attending the past week’s Conservative Political Action Conference didn’t buy Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley’s phony act. Despite the privileged elitist’s best effort to pose as a populist everyman — American as apple…

Now is not the time to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.  That’s not to say the current rate of $7.25 is adequate — far from it. But saddling President Joe Biden’s relief…

In the end, even a fair-weather friend is valuable when you’ve got a whole army of them. And Texas, which claims the largest wind capacity in the nation, has amassed quite an army. In 2019,…

Dismal. There’s no other way to describe the situation around the state unemployment system. Some Kansans are still waiting to receive their rightful benefits. Other have been victims of fraudulent claims. In the meantime, the…

Are you ready for this? It’s a good bet you’ll need a COVID-19 immunity “passport” to travel internationally in the near future — and you may even need it to fly domestically if the airlines…

We’re hoping for a big turnout at today’s vaccine clinic to guard against COVID-19.  For a community to be protected, it’s recommended that 70-90% of adults be inoculated as soon as possible.  The vaccines available…

Here’s some news from 2020 that seems almost good: Despite heavy job losses during the pandemic, the proportion of Americans without health insurance didn’t spike, as you might have expected. Some employers maintained their coverage.…

Last week when the country’s midsection was in the grip of a polar vortex, Texan Roland Burns, CFO of the natural gas company Comstock Resources, gushed, “This week is like hitting the jackpot with some…

The nation passed a grim milestone Monday, counted as the approximate time the U.S. crossed the line of 500,000 lives lost to COVID-19. “Numbers can be a bit sterile,” Bob Anderson, chief mortality statistician for…

In Texas and across much of the South, record-breaking cold temperatures and ice storms trapped millions of people indoors without electricity. People froze to death, and failing water treatment facilities left millions of Texans under…