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WASHINGTON — If we weren’t in the middle of a pandemic, Joe Biden almost certainly would be winning Democratic primaries and locking up the nomination about now — coasting from one victory speech to another,…

To help rural communities, Kansans and their lawmakers will need to do more than the inadequate broadband funds approved by the Legislature recently. In Topeka and nationwide, voters and their elected officials need to understand…

Missouri’s Harry Truman famously displayed a sign on his Oval Office desk: “The Buck Stops Here.” Nothing could have been clearer. In the end, the president is responsible for the nation’s well-being, regardless of the…

The saying, “Never let a good crisis go to waste,” is credited to Winston Churchill, prime minister of England during World War II. In Churchill’s case, he was referencing the unique opportunity to forge an…

While waiting for a return to normalcy, I’m reminded of when I was young and spent much of my time at home, mainly because there wasn’t much else for a young kid to do in…

On Monday night, I spent an hour staring at my laptop screen. My goal was to find a column idea that was not related to the coronavirus update. I eventually just shut my laptop and…

Americans have had it easy for so long that our current troubles seem especially awful. Put another way: Most of us didn’t appreciate how good things were, or how much worse they could be. That’s…

When I come home from a day at the clinic and hospital, there is no better feeling than my children running up to give me a big hug. For the past couple of weeks, I…

Kansas needs to start voting by mail immediately. Our democracy may hang in the balance. With the COVID-19 pandemic showing no signs of subsiding, elections may become very complicated this August and November. Turnout may…

Along a country road southeast of Humboldt a pair of fence posts standing like sentinels are evidence of a gate once leading to a house. Just inside the fence, lush green flower stems brighten an…