Editorials

Because malaria is generally not a problem in the United States, the news that a vaccine has been developed for the mosquito-borne disease didn’t make the headlines. That’s a shame. On average, malaria kills 400,000…

Good children’s literature is a serious business. Not serious as in boring or “improving,” but serious in attention and ambition, serious about beauty and wonder, about engaging the brain but also the heart, about sadness…

Last summer’s wave of statue removals across America may have felt transformative, but it didn’t significantly alter America’s statuary landscape: The almost 50,000 monuments that remain in place around the nation overwhelmingly depict white males…

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly this week signed an executive order to create a child advocate office. The Topeka Capital-Journal’s Jason Tidd reported the independent Division of the Child Advocate will be focused on child welfare…

Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced Thursday a deal with Republicans to raise the federal debt limit. The world can breathe easy — for just a bit, and then it is back to…

The algorithmic gods in charge of Facebook broke down after the bad news. On Monday, less than 24 hours after whistleblower Frances Haugen made allegations of unsavory practices by the social media behemoth on national…

It’s not often government implements a tax, then gives you a loophole to avoid paying it. But that’s exactly what the Missouri Legislature did when crafting compromises to get the state’s new gas tax legislation…

President Joe Biden’s administration could soon have its foreign policy mettle tested like never before as China boosts its military aggression against Taiwan while proceeding with its naval expansion into the South China Sea. If…

When Democrats failed last week to call a vote on President Joe Biden’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, many took it as a sign his agenda was doomed. After all, if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi couldn’t…

The Orange County coastline has become the latest casualty of the nation’s unhealthy dependence on oil. In one of the biggest California spills in decades, a pipeline connected to an offshoot oil platform off the…