Editorials

Oh, Kansas Legislature. Each year, we want to praise you for putting the people of Kansas first. And each year, it’s honestly a bit of a struggle. You all spend so much time doing nonsensical…

Across five Western states — under farmland, windblown fields of grazing cattle and Great Plains plateaus — 400 aging nuclear-armed ballistic missiles stand at the ready. From a distance, the isolated, fenced-off areas look like…

With only one-third of Kansas adults having begun the vaccine process against COVID-19, “normal” is still a long way off. You’d think after a year of anxiety, demand for the vaccine would be high.  Unfortunately,…

The story is distinctly American. Eight people killed and at least five others wounded in a mass shooting at a FedEx work site near the Indianapolis airport. Again. Since the beginning of the year, there…

Time for a check-up, Kansas. Recently we got some good news about mental health during the pandemic: Deaths by suicide declined in the United States by almost 6% last year. Kansas also saw a decline.…

Because of the pandemic and its restrictions, the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral at Windsor was less grand event than might once have been expected. Only 30 mourners attended. Television ensured that this private ceremony of…

Too many routine police encounters are ending with unarmed citizens being killed, with people of color disproportionately being targeted. Two shocking videos released last week, one depicting the shooting death of an unarmed 13-year-old boy,…

The seas are inexorably rising, and the Florida Legislature is tackling this by creating a Resilient Florida Grant Program in the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The bill creating the program, Senate Bill 1954, passed…

An unsustainable spending “arms race” is occurring among the 130 colleges that belong to the NCAA’s Football Bowl Subdivision. It is compromising their integrity and is often at odds with their academic missions. Because of…

Money is often the common denominator  between big business and politics. The more you give, the greater the access to bending the law in your favor. Typically such favors come in the form of tax…