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Rep. Cheryl Helmer gave the game away Monday. As the Kansas Legislature wrangled over Gov. Laura Kelly’s veto of an anti-trans sports bill, the Reflector revealed Helmer’s hateful email to a University of Kansas graduate…

Republicans in the Kansas House of Representatives hate Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly more than they want to help their constituents. That’s the only conclusion after Tuesday’s morally degraded vote, when House members voted 48-74 against…

My family moved 11 times during the 12 years my dad was in the Marine Corps. After he left active duty, we returned to the civilian world, settling in the Baltimore area. Life after the…

Everybody knows that the redistricting map the state Legislature drew for Kansas’ congressional districts only ever had two real goals: Get rid of Democratic Rep. Sharice Davids and ensure that no non-Republican could be elected…

More than 5 million people have fled Ukraine since Moscow’s brutal invasion began, the United Nations reported last week. I wonder how many of the children forced from their homes — some escaping by train, others on foot — will see their…

There are no civilian flights into Ukraine, so he flew into Poland and crossed the border with a local doctor from Lviv who doubles as a long-distance ambulance driver. Lviv, a city of 700,000, is…

As Russian forces regroup for a massive battle in eastern Ukraine, Americans are wondering how to help Ukraine repel them. My suggestion: Listen to the leaders of the tiny Baltic democracies, Estonia, Latvia, and especially…

State Senator Rick Kloos waded into the cultural warfare fray on Facebook this week by calling for the Shawnee Heights High School Superintendent to remove the book, “Gender Queer,” from the school library. A graphic…

Most Kansans consider record low unemployment to be fantastic news. For Senate President Ty Masterson, it’s just another opportunity to punish the poor and attack the governor. Here’s what he wrote in a response to…

You can watch for yourself. A cyclist dismounts from a bike, walks it along one road in Bucha, Ukraine, and turns onto a street where a Russian tank is parked mid-block. The tank fires. You…