Opinion

Pope Francis’ recent comments expressing support of same-sex civil unions are only earth-shaking to those who tend to exaggerate the prominence of the issue in the context of church teachings. In fact, neither the Catholic…

Back in the spring, Kansas decided it was more important to open bars in June than to send kids back to school in August.  About the same time, Kansans also decided that we cared less…

More than 47 million Americans already have voted, and it’s doubtful that many who still haven’t cast a ballot are undecided about whom to choose for president. In Thursday’s second and final presidential debate, President…

Because half of my extended family lives in California, I’ve been acutely aware of the forest fires once again ravaging their hillsides for almost two months now.  Even so, the worry was somewhat removed.  …

All eyes are on Election Day. The local, state and national races decided Nov. 3 will shape our lives for years to come. If you’re registered, make sure to cast your ballot. But I’d like…

Congress and President Donald Trump, having doled out $25 billion in payroll grants plus a similar sum in low-interest loans to the airline industry in April, are seeking a second bailout, possibly as part of…

Kansas legislators are in a unique position to help make gun ownership a safer practice.  In 2018, legislators took the positive step of passing a bill prohibiting those convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence from possessing…

As recently as 2008 the platform of the Republican Party mentioned climate change 13 times. The GOP acknowledged that the Earth’s warming was caused by human activity, and a commitment was made to reducing the…

Golden State Warriors take 2016 NBA championship, 3-1. Cleveland Indians win 2016 World Series, 3-1. New York Yankees claim 2004 American League pennant, 3-0. You don’t remember those headlines? Of course not. Nobody ran those…

Gov. Laura Kelly’s proposal earlier this month to create an independent, nonpartisan redistricting commission is a worthwhile one. We hope that the Legislature approves it next session and takes politics out of the process. Two…