Editorials

We stand with Richard Myers, the president of Kansas State University. He is exactly right in saying that it was “not right,” the way the Trump Administration has responded to protests. In particular, President Myers…

Republicans in the Kansas Senate have managed to squeeze a number of bad decisions into a short special session. This week, they even denied a judgeship to a respected longtime public defender, Carl Folsom III,…

When it comes to curbing political manipulation on the internet, Mark Zuckerberg never seems to learn from his past mistakes. At a time when we need our political and business leaders to be at their…

They didn’t expand Medicaid. They didn’t really address the crisis facing Kansans either, who are grappling with historic threats to their health and livelihoods. But they did reject a judicial nominee. Welcome to the special…

Sunday’s peaceful rally on the Iola square laid to rest any notion that we live in a bubble, isolated from outside events.  Thank goodness. For two hours, brave citizens took to a makeshift podium to…

For those who’ve long wanted Charlotte to rid itself of the 2020 Republican National Convention, Donald Trump’s tweets on it Tuesday were a strong reminder why. The president packed a lot of wrong into a…

America is in peril. The days and hours ahead could define our nation, in the same way that the turmoil of 1968 did. On Monday, President Donald Trump took another page from the authoritarian playbook,…

The news that Donald Trump will likely not preside over the traditional unveiling of his predecessors’ official White House portraits is disappointing, but not exactly surprising.  The prospect of having Michelle and Barack Obama  and…

Like most of us, Wichita Police Chief Gordon Ramsay says he viewed a video of the Memorial Day killing of George Floyd with a lump in his throat. Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, was killed…

I went through a mild-versioned “born again” phase in my late thirties because I needed assurance God would not desert me even though I was giving up on a marriage of 15 years. The best…