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By all accounts, my mother seemed way too young to die.  She was a busy bee, always involved in church and social functions. She and dad traveled the world. She was a tireless gardener. An…

Humans are magnificent creatures. Our great advantage is our cognitive ability that enables us to think, read, learn,  reason and remember. All of this, folks, sets the stage for a bit of self-analysis, though I…

While I recently ran through the top Senate races of 2020 and the parties’ prospects, I did not include Kansas on the list. That omission — an intentional one — brought plenty of reaction, so…

WASHINGTON — For a moment this spring, Congress rose to meet the challenge of a national emergency and passed four economic rescue bills in less than two months. Somehow, it seemed, the coronavirus had revived…

There will be a lot less “Pomp and Circumstance” this May in Kansas and across the country. Most graduating students won’t have the opportunity to put on those goofy gowns and caps and then join…

How to respond to this pandemic has never been as simple as choosing to risk contracting COVID-19 or go out of business.  And the damage from those promoting this false dichotomy is that it works…

Simply put, I hate ticks. Having said that, ticks are a part of nature, albeit a frustrating one. I immensely enjoy traipsing the outdoors all times of the year, and particularly now that it’s warm…

Among U.S. governors, Kansas’ Laura Kelly and her advisors rank among the clearest and most decisive in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Unfortunately, governors face limitations. Residents — and viruses — often cross state lines,…

As the streets of Hartford, Conn., filled with people, I lay in a hospital bed, forcing myself to breathe. In, out. I told myself. In, out. I tried to keep time with a monitor beeping…

When they said to self-isolate, the Kansas GOP must have heard “self-immolate.” Those of you who merely want a secure and prosperous nation — with a limited and accountable government, and judges and justices who…