Editorials

There was nothing combative about Gov. Laura Kelly’s annual State of the State message on Tuesday night. The governor spoke in bold and serious tones as she laid out her plan for a better Kansas…

During the Black Lives Matter demonstrations last summer, the Homeland Security Department deemed white supremacy groups the greatest danger to public safety. They cluster under various guises and names. The 3 Percenters and Oath Keepers…

Remember their names. U.S. Sen Roger Marshall. U.S. Reps. Jake LaTurner, Ron Estes and Tracey Mann. These four men’s decision to support a challenge to the Electoral College results fueled a fire that blazed into…

I was in my office on the fourth floor of the Cannon House Office Building on Jan. 6 when the Capitol Police entered around 1:15 p.m. to tell me and my chief of staff to…

In hindsight, that rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol should be no surprise. In early December, President Donald Trump began rallying his supporters to mark their calendars. “Big protest in D.C. on Jan. 6th. Be there,…

On Friday, President Donald Trump said he would not be attending the Jan. 20 inauguration of Joe Biden. That’s not exactly a surprise. Only two days earlier, Trump was still refusing to concede the election. …

Only after insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, disrupting our democracy, physically trampling the tenets and values of American exceptionalism, did President Donald Trump halfheartedly commit to a peaceful transfer of power. His statement…

For the past two months, President Donald Trump has urged his supporters to protest what he has alleged was a fraudulent election.  On Wednesday, he got specific. Go to the U.S. Capitol, he told the…

Welcome to America, a would-be third-world dictatorship, where the president refuses to cede power, ignores the will of the people, rallies his supporters to ignore the Constitution and whines about disloyalty while terrorists storm the…

The violent armed anarchy on display at the nation’s capitol Wednesday was brought to you by none other than Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley in enthusiastic support of President Donald Trump’s incitement to insurrection. Trump and…