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Modern constitutional law as we have known it ended Friday. When the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and Casey v. Planned Parenthood, it repudiated the very idea that America’s highest court exists to protect…

So far this year, 27 people were killed and 56 injured in school shootings.  Of those killed 24 were students or other children and three were adults, according to Education Week. At this writing, a…

At a panel discussion at the Holocaust museum in New York this week for his forthcoming film, “The U.S. and the Holocaust,” Ken Burns said that instead of the planned 2023 debut, he intentionally moved…

The historical special session of the Kansas legislature taking place this week will, I predict, thoroughly fulfill its true purpose, though not its official one. Being clear on the differences between the two is important…

MINNEAPOLIS — Ding, ding, ding. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the main event. In this corner, weighing in with 41 schools, a reach of coast-to-coast and a plan fuzzier than black-and-white television, let’s hear it…

This week I joined the Communist Party — at least according to Kris Kobach, Kansas secretary of state. All I really did was join the Kansas League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan organization whose goal…

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The lively ditty “When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob Bobbin’ Along” might have been Jerry Whitworth’s favorite. I’ve noticed several robins lately, which brought the song to mind in a bittersweet way. A…

A Texas-sized turnout greeted Tuesday’s midterm elections.Democratic voters there surged above 1 million — the first time since 1994 — and female candidates had strong showings up and down the ballot.Breaking 25 years of apathy,…

Voter fraud, the cause célèbre of Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, is on trial this week in federal court in Kansas City.Kobach maintains it’s only by the state’s strict oversight that illegal immigrants are…