Opinion

Big-time, outside money has spread across Kansas elections for years but it hasn’t, until now, attempted to influence the most grassroots and least national-issue driven of all elections — the vote to choose who sits…

Topeka’s White Lakes Mall is coming down. A time-worn eyesore, it’s past due. That the city has to cough up an estimated $2 million in demolition fees doesn’t sit well, of course. But the location…

Whatever tough-talking, populist-pandering nonsense Mark McCloskey tells voters in his U.S. Senate bid, the St. Louis personal injury lawyer pleaded guilty to a crime after recklessly wielding a gun at protesters marching peacefully past his…

One of the most emblematic political photographs of recent times was taken during a G7 summit in Canada in 2018. Leaning forward across a narrow table with hands outstretched, a grim-faced Angela Merkel confronts Donald…

Dear editor, I noticed stories the last few days mentioned that deaths from Covid in the U.S. had surpassed those of the Spanish flu during World War I. Each being in the neighborhood of 675,000.…

From the drone’s-eye view many of us have on cable news, the thousands of Haitians — families, pregnant women, children, babies — milling around under a Del Rio bridge are an urgent problem to be…

As a climate scientist in the deep South, I am often asked whether climate change is real. My usual response is to say, “Look out the window.” As I type this in mid-September, 5.5 inches…

The Docking State Office Building was designed with someone like Don Draper in mind.  Its design is straight out of “Mad Men.” The ventilation system was even conceived with smokers in mind. But it’s current…

The battle over Democrats’ ambitious spending plan is heating up in Congress, but one piece of the outcome is already clear: The $3.5 trillion price tag is being whittled down. That will disappoint progressives, who…

It is not every community that you can go to a city commission meeting and have an art criticism class break out. But as you’ve surely surmised, Lawrence is not any community. Thus, city commissioners…