Opinion

In a courtroom in a well-barricaded tower in downtown Minneapolis, a judge this week — and for days to come — is presiding over jury selection for the trial of Derek Chauvin. Needed are more…

Joel Campbell is running for the Topeka City Council. He’s also a former member of the Proud Boys, a right-wing extremist group that was involved in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol building on Jan.…

A new report released by Stop AAPI Hate revealed that since March 19, 2020, there have been 3,795 hate incidents targeting Asian Americans. That figure barely scratches the surface as most hate crimes go unreported.…

Anyone who wondered, during this past annus horribilis, whether many Americans no longer grasped the meaning of democracy, could find plenty of stats to back that dismal conclusion. In 2018 only around a third of…

I can understand President Joe Biden putting Americans first in getting vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. And I really appreciate his efforts to ramp up vaccine production through the Merck and Johnson & Johnson partnership.…

“Once there lived an Upside-Down, who was the talk of all the town. If he was told to turn to right, he turned left out of spite.” — Alexander Kushner,  Russian poet The 2021 Kansas…

Attorneys General Eric Schmitt of Missouri and Derek Schmidt of Kansas are at it again. The two have co-signed a letter to the Treasury Department expressing outrage that the new COVID-19 bill blocks states from…

Kansas legislators are devoting a considerable amount of energy to seeing that transgender youths are banned from participating in school and intramural sports. The danger of such activities? None proven. But that’s not stopping Republican…

Let’s check in with Kansas Sen. Roger Marshall, our tour guide for a trip to the U.S.-Mexico border over the weekend. “There is nothing humane about what we have going on right now at our…

The $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill that Congress passed last week did a lot more than provide pandemic aid: It also included the biggest expansion of Obamacare in the program’s history. And here’s what was…