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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…

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 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…

Many people ask me how the United States can claim to promote human rights after its abandonment of Afghan women — and its inability to move China on rights violations in Xinjiang or Hong Kong.…

With the goal to have children in school as much as possible during the pandemic, school officials are taking advantage of the program “Test to Stay and Learn,” which provides on-site testing for the coronavirus…

Health insurance companies have been shielding many customers from out-of-pocket “cost-sharing” expenses like deductibles, coinsurance, and copayments for Covid-related medical care. But that safety cushion is disappearing, increasing your direct financial risk from the disease. …

Afghanistan: Is there anything we can do beyond the Finger-Pointing Olympics we’ve been witnessing? Can we learn something? We know one thing for certain. The entire Middle East is a long tunnel with no cheese.…

America’s schoolchildren don’t resist learning from history. Policymakers do. President Joe Biden ended a war in Afghanistan that his three predecessors pursued (and rued) for 20 years. As a young man he criticized a war…

This weekend, supporters of former President Donald Trump plan to march on Washington in a show of support for the rioters who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 and now face federal prosecution. “We’re going…

Kansas’s urban areas are the only part of the state that is growing in population; the results from the 2020 Census make that clear. Despite its own self-conception as part of the heartland of America,…