Editorials

In 2018, California’s leaders decided to close the state’s last nuclear power plant, at Diablo Canyon, by 2025. Several months later, they approved a bill obligating the state to be carbon-neutral by 2045. These acts…

How much does the United States owe to immigrant families whose children were separated from them as part of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” approach to border crossings that began in May 2018? Is it…

If Kansas legislators are truly concerned about maintaining a viable workforce, then encouraging people not to get vaccinated against COVID-19 is not the way to go about it. But such is the premise if Republicans…

Since 1984, the nationwide legal drinking age has been 21 for good reasons. Young people’s brains are still developing, which affects their judgment and cognitive abilities. That, along with raging hormones, boosts the chances of…

The approval of Aduhelm, an expensive and controversial treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, has been roundly and deservedly criticized, and the manufacturer’s close relationship with the FDA questioned. The approval of the sale of over-the-counter hearing…

Should we pay the unvaccinated to stay home because the COVID-19 vaccine frightens them? It’s a completely absurd, even dangerous idea, but one that Kansas Republicans are barreling toward putting into law during a special…

Kansas seems to be all about theater these days. Political theater that is. Attorney Derek Schmidt announced Kansas is joining a multistate lawsuit to combat the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccination mandates.  The Topeka Capital-Journal’s Andrew…

In a newly released interview, former President Donald Trump was asked about the Jan. 6 Capitol rioters who threatened to kill Vice President Mike Pence. Did Trump respond as any responsible adult would, and condemn…

The two people most likely to face off in the 2022 Kansas gubernatorial race — Gov. Laura Kelly, a Democrat, and Attorney General Derek Schmidt, a Republican — have both called for cutting the state…

We welcome the news that city and county officials reached agreement this week to continue as partners in providing emergency medical services to all of Allen County. The five-year contract not only ensures that citizens…