Opinion

Editorial: Flag art puts KU in a bad light

Officials were right to take down what appeared to be a desecrated American Flag flying at Spooner Hall on the University of Kansas campus. On Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Jeff Colyer insisted that Chancellor Douglas Girod and the Board of Regents take down the flag, which has flown since July 5 ...

Letter to the editor: Our ‘tough’ leader

To the editor: The current “president” will be meeting with the other leaders of NATO this week. Then he’ll be meeting with Vladimir Putin. He’s prepared the ground by tweeting his anger at NATO leaders for not paying their share and forcing the U.S. to pay (he claims) 90 percent of ...

Letter to the editor: Thanks, neighbors

To the editor: Saturday morning, like many others, I joined my wife and neighbor at Lyons Park for a game of tennis before breakfast at Levee Café. And, this Saturday, like many recently there was quite the crowd of people playing pickle ball. It is wonderful to see so many people taking ...

Views from Kansas: Sports gambling a good bet

Editor’s Note: Views from Kansas is a regular feature that highlights editorials and other viewpoints from across the state. Legislators in Kansas and Missouri are taking a hard look this summer at how their states might offer sports gambling. Earlier this year, the U.S. Supreme Court ...

Letter to the editor: Not professional

To the editor: I am saddened and offended by Tom Keegan’s derogatory name calling in his article covering KU’s hiring of a new athletic director, in which he referenced coach David Beaty. “Lame-duck football coach” is the term Keegan used to describe our coach. Wow, what ...

Opinion: A view of Trump’s zigzag diplomacy

Washington — Watching President Trump’s diplomatic maneuvers — in Singapore last month and in the runup to his meetings over the next week in Brussels and Helsinki — I wonder whether analysts have been making a mistake explaining his bargaining style in terms of the brash young ...

Editorial: Approve plan for bike sharing

Expanding a bike-share service in place at the University of Kansas to other parts of the city is a smart, cost-efficient way to test demand for such a service in Lawrence. At a meeting tonight, Lawrence city commissioners will consider approving an agreement between the city and VeoRide Inc. ...

Opinion: Comparison to cult is wrong, likely to backfire

Bob Corker, the outgoing Republican senator from Tennessee, recently compared supporters of President Trump to members of a cult. The Washington Post quoted Corker as saying: “It’s becoming a cultish thing, isn’t it? It’s not a good place for any party to end up with a cult-like ...

Opinion: After initial grief, a bit of anger

It’s a big deal, as a journalist, to work for The New York Times, The Washington Post or The Wall Street Journal. Wielding the press badge of one of the biggest newspapers in the country is a fast-track pass onto talk shows, including ones that cover the practice of journalism. Even as just ...

Views from Kansas: Right decision on online tax

Editor’s Note: Views from Kansas is a regular feature that highlights editorials and other viewpoints from across the state. While the U.S. Supreme Court might not have clothed itself in glory as it closed out its term this year — upholding President Trump’s ban on travelers from ...

Opinion: Taking a closer look at socialism

Polly: He’s a socialist but he doesn’t like people. Brian: Nor do I, much. Polly: You’re a conservative. You don’t have to. — From “Getting On,” by Alan Bennett Washington — This, one of the pleasures of being a conservative, is not for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 28. She ...

Opinion: Now I know how the Gipper felt

“I didn’t leave the Democratic Party. The party left me.’’ — Ronald Reagan Now I know how the Gipper felt. Once upon a time, you see, I thought I was a little bit conservative. Mind you, I could never side with the right on social justice matters like the treatment of LGBTQ ...

Letter to the editor: Protect Kansans

To the editor: U.S. Rep. Steve King has added the King Amendment onto this year’s U.S. House Farm Bill, which passed the House on June 21 by two votes. Fortunately, this bill was not included in the Senate version of the Farm Bill, which recently passed. This Amendment aims to block states ...

Letter to the editor: Do the hard work

To the editor: As many have taken to protest current immigration policy, celebrities and prominent politicians; it would be good to remind them who put these policies in place to begin with: the most previous administration, as a deterrent to such immigration. The same politicians loudly ...

Editorial: KU makes smart AD hire

The hiring of Jeff Long to serve as athletic director for the University of Kansas is a big step forward for KU. Long is the most experienced athletic director that Kansas has hired in the modern era. He has been an athletic director for 18 years, including 15 years at Pittsburgh and Arkansas, ...

Letter to the editor: Destroying bonds

To the editor: Remember 9/12/2001? I do. There was a vast international chorus of sympathy, support and shared outrage in response to the attacks on the United States the previous day. People in the streets of Paris were wearing signs that read “Je suis un Americain.” Ask yourself what the ...

Opinion: A good democracy places principles over partisanship

There was a time in recent history when conservatives understood the dangers of an imperial presidency. I, along with most conservative commentators, railed against the overreach of the Obama administration in everything from health care to environmental policy. Even when I agreed with the ...

Opinion: A license to discriminate in Kansas

Kansans should expect candidates seeking state office this year to address state laws and practices that discriminate against LGBT people. Gov. Jeff Colyer recently signed a bill that allows faith-based adoption agencies that receive state funds to refuse service to gay and lesbian couples ...

Your Turn: Lawmakers working together on climate

In 1970 after establishing the EPA, President Nixon said, “Restoring nature to its natural state is a cause beyond political party and beyond factions.” In that spirit, it will take courage, commitment and vision to address the growing threat of climate change. During Citizen’s Climate ...