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Dear Cindy Crandall, I wanted to congratulate you and your newlywed husband, Doug, on your wedding. It is 1983, The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross just debuted on PBS, Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” has taken…

Only days ago, Russian foreign ministry officials were warning Finland about “retaliation” if its leaders applied to join NATO. Former Russian president Dmitry Medvedev spouted dire nuclear threats, and many Western pundits warned about the…

You gotta hand it to the Kansas Legislature. Even when they do the right thing, they somehow end up doing it wrong. This time, it’s sports betting, which Gov. Laura Kelly signed into law last…

Kansas House Majority Leader Dan Hawkins recently wrote an opinion piece about Medicaid (Kancare) expansion filled with fear, misleading statements and downright untruths. He cited few facts, numbers or statistics. Instead, he relied on outrageous…

A baby formula shortage has added to the woes of American parents already confronted with the pressures of raising an infant during a pandemic. The Conversation asked Dr. Steven Abrams, a leading expert on pediatric…

While a few serious issues continue to be debated in committee and the courts, basically the 2022 legislative session is a wrap. And once again, Medicaid expansion didn’t pass. True, the legislature agreed upon an…

Congratulations, graduates. With a diploma in hand, you are about to discover how much you thought you knew about the real world and how little you actually know. There’s no need to feel bad. This…

“If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there, does it still make a sound?” The essence of the popular conundrum is not the travel of sound waves, but if the fact…

Prior to my time as secretary of commerce, you could see me under the dome of the Capitol leading rallies with a pickle jar in my hand talking about the need for Medicaid expansion. Why…

I recently gave a lecture to students at the University of Colorado about my childhood experiences as a refugee survivor from the days of the Holocaust. Aside from relating my story, I had a message…