Opinion

Even by the standards of Donald Trump’s career it has been a tough week, one of damaging revelations, brutal criticism and serial failure. So naturally on Tuesday during prime time he announced he would run…

It’s time to abolish Kansas winter.  There is everything wrong with these winters and nothing good about them.  Growing up the son of a mining engineer who moved from project to project throughout the American…

The success of “Tiger King” has me wondering if executives at Netflix would be interested in a story called “Potato King.”  While I patiently await their response — no word yet — I’ll try it…

The bursting of the cryptocurrency bubble will end the way other speculative crazes have concluded: in a trail of wreckage across companies, continents — and unlucky investors. Crypto has had a horrible year. We saw…

Our senior senator from Missouri, Republican Roy Blunt, is retiring after seven distinguished terms in the U.S. House of Representatives and two in the Senate. Sen. Blunt has made his mark as a proven consensus…

Months of Russian occupation are over in Kherson, the strategically crucial Ukrainian port city. The major setback for Vladimir Putin’s troops should decisively end any talk of the United States soon ceasing its support for…

Well of course Kansans decided to elect Laura Kelly to another term as their governor. Yes, it was close — did anybody expect otherwise? — but while this is famously a Republican state, it’s not…

I recently took my 11-year-old minivan in for an oil change and asked the mechanic to please turn off all the idiot lights on the dashboard because the reddish glare was becoming quite annoying. Imagine…

When my youngest son was only a few months old he became ill with what I thought at the time was just a cold that was affecting his breathing. Absent an official pediatric diagnosis, I…

Some setbacks count almost as good news. Clearly, the Democrats have lost ground in the midterms. While it will be weeks before control of the Senate is determined because of the Dec. 6 Georgia runoff,…