Opinion

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Opinion: ‘Not that smart’ is not a good thing

When people show you who they are, believe them the first time." -- Maya Angelou Maya Angelou, meet Herschel Walker, Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate. Here he is on the Inflation Reduction Act: "A lot of money, it's going to trees. . . . We've got enough trees. Don't we have enough ...

Opinion: What Emporia State University has lost

The news coming out of Emporia last week, with at least 30 members of the faculty of Emporia State University fired on one day, was terribly sad. Not just because the firings were a blow to the education of hundreds of ESU students, but also because it reflects a failure to understand just ...

Letter to the editor: Grateful for vaccine clinic

To the editor: I wanted to express my appreciation to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health for its drive-thru COVID vaccination clinic. I was recently able to get my third booster quite quickly by simply bringing my insurance information and my vaccinations records. An efficient and ...

Letter to the editor: Thoughts on retaining judges

To the editor: We should think about whether to retain a judge based on whether that judge fairly and consistently interprets, applies and follows the constitution and the laws passed by our Legislature, and not based solely on a particular case with which we disagree. Voting a judge out ...

Opinion: This isn’t remotely about immigration

Immigration is the last thing this is about. If conservatives really wanted to fix immigration, they could have done so years ago. Certainly, the broad outlines of a workable overhaul have long been obvious: a combination of hardened border security, a guest-worker program, streamlining the ...