Opinion

In the darkness that political prisoners endure in Belarus, the “punishment cell,” or solitary confinement, is particularly miserable. Those who have suffered it recall constant cold. They are allowed only to take a toothbrush, thin…

Nine months into Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine, the damage done to the world’s 11th-largest economy is extensive. Leading Russian banks have been cut out of the global financial system, some $300 billion…

Dear editor, I am sick and tired of people throwing their trash out the windows of vehicles along city streets, highways and country roads.  My husband, John Kress, even with stage 3 cancer, would walk…

Sunday night, I sat on the couch, a cocktail in hand, watching Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes trot onto the field. Trailing the Los Angeles Chargers by four, Kansas City needed to drive 75 yards in…

When we think of the casualties of the Ukraine war, we obviously think of the human cost — the lives lost, the wounded and injured, the families displaced. But there are other, smaller casualties of…

Today, I want to take a few minutes to thank a grand lady for gracing Wichita with her presence last weekend.  Her name is Dolores Huerta, and she’s an icon of the labor and civil…

To no one’s surprise, Attorney General Merrick Garland has appointed a special prosecutor, Jack Smith, to investigate former President Donald Trump. You might think that you’ve seen this movie before. But there’s little reason to…

The mercurial Master of the Universe who bought one of the world’s most powerful social networks made a rare decent decision over the weekend when Elon Musk let Donald Trump back on Twitter. There’s little…

Can the three newly elected Kansas State Board of Education members move the agenda to the far right?  We’ll soon find out.   While the much-hyped red wave didn’t materialize at the national level, Republicans…

The worst — and best — of this country was reflected in Saturday’s deadly attack on a Colorado Springs nightclub. The bar, Club Q, caters to the city’s LGBTQ community. It allegedly was targeted by…