Editorials

Every small business in America right now is feeling the financial pain of the COVID-19 pandemic. None of us are immune. Some can weather the impact for a short time — perhaps a few weeks…

President Donald Trump needs to leave medical treatment and advice to the nation’s doctors. Wielding the bully pulpit as he did over the weekend to promote hydroxychloroquine as a breakthrough COVID-19 drug is premature and…

In Texas regular gasoline prices dropped below $1.75 a gallon, the lowest price in four years, the kids are out of school and no one is expecting you to show up at work (or even…

Bernie Sanders was perhaps the wrong man with the right message. On Wednesday, the Vermont Senator ended his second presidential quest, acceding a majority of Democrats are casting their lot with Joe Biden for the…

One of the more difficult things about the stay-at home mandate is that it runs counter-intuitive to everything we’ve ever learned about civic responsibility. Get out the vote. Build community. Volunteer. Take the lead. Serve…

A biochemistry professor at Kansas State University has exactly the right idea: Kansas should aggressively test as many people as possible for the coronavirus. In a letter to the editor earlier this week, Sally Newton…

If there is a silver lining to the dangers that Wisconsin’s Republican leaders forced on the people of their state Tuesday, it is in the stories of voters who turned up to have their voices…

Last week, the administration of Donald Trump released fuel-efficiency standards for cars and trucks, severely weakening rules put in place in 2012 by the Obama administration. It is a victory for the oil and gas…

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis recently estimated that the U.S. unemployment rate might exceed 30% in the next few months. If this happens, it won’t be the inevitable consequence of the coronavirus pandemic…

Two months ago, Republican legislators were hot under the collar that Gov. Laura Kelly was holding steadfast in her opposition to their proposed tax cuts.  Last year, the Democratic governor vetoed two similar measures, the…