Editorials

The final nail in the coffin to federal protection of a woman’s right to abortion was likely delivered Monday night when a draft of a forthcoming decision of the U.S. Supreme Court was leaked to…

A blueprint for battling the toxic extremism currently gripping much of the Republican Party was provided last week by, of all sources, a Democratic state legislator in Michigan. In a floor speech that went viral,…

The Kansas Legislature could have axed the sales tax on food promptly. Read that again. Instead, Republican leaders have chosen to draw it out incrementally — essentially sticking it to Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, a…

For the last two years, breakfast and lunch has been provided free to all students attending public schools.  For USD 257 schools in Iola, that has meant an additional 123 students taking advantage of the…

The constitutional principle of separation of church and state isn’t really that complicated: Americans are free to express their religious beliefs. But an instrument of government — like, say, a public employee on a high…

Crisis averted. That was doubtless the first response of many on Sunday upon learning that French President Emmanuel Macron had decisively turned back a challenge from far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. Sometimes, a sigh of…

England’s tennis officials made the right call last week in banning players from Russia and Belarus from participating in the mid-summer tournament known as Wimbledon because of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. “In the circumstances of…

Hands down, the job market is the best it’s been in 45 years.  Unemployment in Kansas is a rock-bottom 2.5%; 3.6% for the country. If you’re looking for a job, employers are rolling out the…

The congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol now has enough evidence to answer a historically significant question: Should it refer former President Donald Trump to the Justice Department for criminal…

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was an intolerable horror from the start. It has escalated into a genocide with both targeted and indiscriminate killings of Ukrainian civilians in what amounts to a terror campaign to subdue…