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Over 35 years, I worked for various bosses at various newspapers. I had some very bad bosses who were men. And some very good bosses who were women. I also had some very bad female…

CHANUTE — Before Sharon Miller addresses a crowd, she relies on three things to boost her confidence.  • Speak up, even if your voice shakes. “For the first 2 years and 9 months, everything I’ve…

In democracies, majorities rule, right? The candidate with the most votes wins the election, and a majority vote in the legislature means that a bill is passed.  In Kansas, the math seems remarkably simple. The…

Is Mayor Pete Buttigieg too young to be president? Our nation’s founders didn’t think so; among the few limitations they applied to presidential aspirants was a minimum age of 35. Nevertheless, at 38, the mayor…

Look no further than the national debt for proof that fiscal responsibility is out of fashion. Federal spending is up more than 10 percent this year, compared to just a year ago. The annual deficit…

Kris Kobach eking out a narrow primary victory against divided opponents.  A Democratic woman stressing moderate themes, health care, and good government, defeating Kobach in the general election. It happened in 2018, and it could…

Welcome to the 21st century nuclear arms race. Once again, we’re teetering on the brink of nuclear conflict instead of taking critical steps toward de-escalation and disarmament. If it feels like we’re in the middle…

WASHINGTON — The Democratic Party establishment — what’s left of it, anyway — is hoping someone can stop Bernie Sanders and his progressive horde from capturing the party’s presidential nomination. “I don’t know how you…

When Abba M. learned that a sexual partner had exposed her to the human papillomavirus, commonly known as HPV, she did “a bunch of Googling.” The 21-year-old Alabama resident knew very little about it. Turning…

Regardless of whether you support President Donald Trump, recently announced trade agreements are good news for Kansas. For the most part, the agreements hyped by the White House restore trade relationships that existed before Trump…