Editorials

Six months into Russia’s invasion of its neighbor, the democratic world has come together to support Ukraine’s self-defense and impose punishments on Vladimir Putin and his enablers. Yet it hasn’t stopped the bloodshed — and…

Anti-abortion activists are forcing a recount of the Aug. 2 referendum on abortion in nine counties. The request was granted by the Kansas Secretary of State’s office when the proponents put forth almost $120,000 to…

We now know the FBI’s seizure on former President Donald Trump’s home was not merely a fishing expedition. Last week, federal agents seized 11 boxes that included top secret and even higher-level classified materials. Ever…

New York’s Chautauqua Institution describes itself as “a community of artists, educators, thinkers, faith leaders and friends dedicated to exploring the best in humanity.” On Friday morning, the worst in humanity came calling on Chautauqua,…

“Lock her up, lock her up.” Donald Trump’s supporters lobbed this rallying cry at Hillary Clinton in 2016 — hoping for the imprisonment of a political opponent for allegedly mishandling classified material. Now, however, some…

Among my earliest attempts at fiction was “The Misfit,” a short story about a brilliant, competitive, though anti-social and paranoid college student. The writing was amateurish, but the story was centered around a gimmicky surprise…

Last week, Kansas state Sen. Mike Thompson sent an email to supporters and constituents, bemoaning the landslide victory for abortion rights on Aug. 2. “No” voters were misled, Thompson claimed, by “millions of dollars on…

Senate Democrats over the weekend passed legislation to help industry and individual Americans move to cleaner energy, make corporations pay their fair share in taxes and lower prescription prices for struggling seniors, all while lowering…

Digital platforms are having a bad year. That might be good news for America’s mental health. The negative headlines keep coming, mostly driven by disappointing quarterly earnings calls. Last Wednesday, Facebook parent company Meta reported…

Alex Jones disgraces all that’s good about the First Amendment. A Texas jury has ordered the conspiracy theorist to pay $49.3 million in total damages to the parents of a first grader killed in the…