Editorials

Google’s obvious dominance over much of the internet has long been cause for both consumer and social concern, and it was probably inevitable the government would step in at some point, in some way, to…

Scientists and researchers are racing to satisfy the world’s yearning for a COVID-19 vaccine. Typically, it takes years to accomplish such significant medical advances, but the hunt for this vaccine has been expedited the world…

On Sunday, the Trump administration raised the white flag of surrender in its efforts to control the spread of COVID-19. “We’re not going to control the pandemic,” Mark Meadows, chief of staff to President Donald…

Pope Francis’ recent comments expressing support of same-sex civil unions are only earth-shaking to those who tend to exaggerate the prominence of the issue in the context of church teachings. In fact, neither the Catholic…

More than 47 million Americans already have voted, and it’s doubtful that many who still haven’t cast a ballot are undecided about whom to choose for president. In Thursday’s second and final presidential debate, President…

Kansas legislators are in a unique position to help make gun ownership a safer practice.  In 2018, legislators took the positive step of passing a bill prohibiting those convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence from possessing…

As recently as 2008 the platform of the Republican Party mentioned climate change 13 times. The GOP acknowledged that the Earth’s warming was caused by human activity, and a commitment was made to reducing the…

Gov. Laura Kelly’s proposal earlier this month to create an independent, nonpartisan redistricting commission is a worthwhile one. We hope that the Legislature approves it next session and takes politics out of the process. Two…

The life of Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple was threatened last week for asking citizens to wear face masks to guard against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. The perpetrator warned that unless the city’s public…

Bryan Williams saw danger on the horizon back in February. Williams and his wife, Janice Keller-Williams, own Keller Feed and Wine Co. in downtown Cottonwood Falls, where they serve Southern Italian and soul food half…