Editorials

China has decided to end any semblance of self-government for the city of Hong Kong. The mainland government could no longer tolerate either the protests against Chinese suppression of democracy on the island or a…

We can stop wondering whether there’s going to be a second wave of COVID-19. Because, says Dr. Rex Archer, Kansas City’s health director, “we’re in a second wave, no question” in the metro area. “We’re…

Dodge City Republicans have invited a bigot, John Bennett of Oklahoma, to be their keynote speaker at their June 27 Expo.   When serving in the Oklahoma Legislature in 2014, then-Rep. Bennett called for the…

Renaming the J.C. Nichols Memorial fountain near the Country Club Plaza and the J.C. Nichols Parkway nearby would be an extraordinarily powerful symbol of inclusion for a city that still struggles with racial division. The…

Most of us take the US Postal Service for granted. That there is a post office in nearly every little town in the United States, that we can send a letter from anywhere to anywhere…

What to make of the imbroglio around Wichita State University president Jay Golden? To recap, presidential daughter Ivanka Trump was briefly invited to deliver a virtual commencement speech to graduates of WSU Tech. After an…

To date, COVID-19 has infected at least 2 million Americans and killed more than 115,000, a quarter of all the world’s cases and deaths. There’s plenty of places to lay blame — a lack of…

The U.S. Interior Department tweeted on June 10 that a Politico report about plans to jump-start oil exploration off Florida’s coasts was “fake news.” As much as we would like to believe Interior, we don’t.…

The U.S. Supreme Court caught up with public sentiment Monday when it agreed to protect the rights of gay and transgender people in the workplace. By a 6-3 vote, the justices ruled employers cannot discriminate…

The discussion over undue violence by police — especially against minorities —  is long overdue. The answer, however, is reform, not the dismantling of the thousands of departments across the country, as some are proposing.…