Editorials

With the most sought-after prize in basketball at stake, the biggest stars of the NBA on Wednesday said they would not take the court. The Milwaukee Bucks — whose home arena is not far from…

One of the most disturbing elements in watching the videos of a white police officer firing shots at Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man, was the proximity of children. In one video, a toddler, presumably…

The tragedy unfolding in Kenosha, Wisconsin, worsened Tuesday night in ways that are at once shocking but also seemingly inevitable. Two people were shot dead and another wounded as protesters and self-styled militiamen faced off…

The suspected poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny underscores the dangers Russians face for speaking out against President Vladimir Putin. It’s also a warning to those currently protesting for democratic change in neighboring Belarus.…

Democrats would love for the 2020 election to be a referendum on the person of Donald Trump. So, apparently, would Mr. Trump. Typically, a political convention is a dayslong crescendo, rising steadily in intensity until…

The wave of restrictions began hitting college campuses around the country this past week. It hasn’t yet hit Kansas State University, but it seems almost inevitable that it will. The University of North Carolina moved…

Republicans decided not to mess with success at this week’s convention by putting President Donald Trump front and center four nights running. Typically, a party’s nominee keeps a low profile until the final evening of…

President Trump was out of line last week in calling for a boycott of Goodyear tires. The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., which has plants in Topeka and across the country, employs hard-working Americans. Some…

It is a point of pride for many Californians that despite business leaders’ continual criticism about high taxes and heavy regulation, the Golden State has the world’s fifth-biggest economy. It is also a point of…

The school year is about to start for colleges and universities in Kansas, and pardon us if we all hold our breaths for the next few weeks. The challenge ahead for the resumption of in-person…