Editorials

It was like a scene out of a movie. Consular staff pulling files and destroying documents as a diplomatic mission is abruptly abandoned. Only this time the setting wasn’t Iran or Venezuela, it was Montrose.…

Representative Ted Yoho of Florida, an ineffective Tea Party howler scheduled for retirement in January, was on the express to oblivion. But this week he decided to verbally attack Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the steps…

Derek Schmidt weighed in last week that Kansas school boards could likely sidestep Gov. Laura Kelly’s request that teachers, staff and students wear face masks in an effort to ward off the spread of COVID-19…

In Portland, Ore., where protesters have been active for nearly two months, masked armed federal agents without any identification have been abducting protesters into unmarked vehicles, as well as using tear gas, rubber bullets, and…

The Kansas Board of Education couldn’t meet in person Wednesday because indoor gatherings aren’t safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. So they met virtually, via Zoom, and rejected Gov. Laura Kelly’s order to delay the start…

The irony is not lost that Wednesday’s meeting to decide whether Kansas schools should delay opening until after Labor Day was conducted remotely via Zoom. Sequestered in their homes, members of the Kansas Board of…

The big decision of the past week was the governor’s delay of the start of public schools in Kansas, which strikes us as a prudent move. Virus numbers are surging throughout the state, including the…

Gov. Laura Kelly asked for our minimal cooperation Monday in an effort to open schools safely come September.  The request for students, teachers and staff to wear face masks, take their temperatures daily and routinely…

As the United States has grappled with the COVID-19 pandemic, we have all been looking for leadership. That’s why the profile of Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases,…

Tributes have been pouring forth for Civil Rights icon Rep. John Lewis since his death was announced Friday: “One of the greatest heroes of American history;” “a giant among men;” “an icon who fought with…