Editorials

Republicans in the state Legislature aren’t happy with Gov. Laura Kelly. “In recent weeks and months, GOP lawmakers have been grumbling about how debate over the state’s COVID-19 response has turned into what they perceive…

In Manhattan, Kansas, on Monday, Riley County Commission Chairman Marvin Rodriguez once again spoke gibberish about the coronavirus, and once again did so in ways that were offensive. This time, he compared being asked to…

In this past year of change, my mind and heart have overflowed with people. People I think of and pray for, and sometimes cry with, people with names and faces, people who died without saying…

Democracy prevailed, albeit haltingly, Monday when a heretofor obscure bureaucrat authorized Joe Biden as the “apparent winner” of the 2020 president election. The belated recognition by General Services Administrator Emily Murphy opens up  cooperation between…

Thanksgiving will take on a much different look for most families this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Fewer people will be traveling home so as to avoid crowded airports and planes. Large family gatherings…

Businessman, Kansan and conservative wonk Charles Koch made headlines last week for saying he regrets his actions in making the U.S. political landscape more partisan. “Boy, did we screw up!” he said. Really? You don’t…

The Rudy Giuliani–led press conference at the RNC last Thursday was the most outlandish and irresponsible performance ever by a group of lawyers representing a president of the United States. If Giuliani’s charge of a…

We’ve made our preparations for Thanksgiving Day. Maybe the bird on the table will be a turkey breast, a duck, a small slab of vegan roast, or something as tiny as a Cornish game hen.…

The state unemployment trust fund is being stretched. With some 70,000 residents regularly receiving unemployment benefits, it’s at risk of being depleted next year. GOP legislative leaders recently proposed using a portion of the state’s…

Day by day, President Trump’s efforts to overturn the results of a free and fair election grow more brazen. Day by day, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and other so-called leaders of the Republican…