Opinion

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Opinion: We owe them much better than this

Joe Engel died last week. It’s unlikely you will know the name, especially if you don’t live in Charleston, South Carolina, his hometown since 1949. Joe never wrote a great novel or made a scientific breakthrough. His accomplishment was less gaudy, yet no less significant. Joe lived to ...

Opinion: The pretend ignorance of the right

It might not have been what it looked like. That, at least, was the message you’d have heard had you turned to Tucker Carlson of Fox “News” for perspective the Monday after the recent massacre at Club Q in Colorado Springs. Club Q is a nightspot that had been known as a gathering place ...

Opinion: Outdated marijuana laws hurt Kansas

Voters in neighboring Missouri just legalized recreational marijuana. Meanwhile, Kansas remains in the minority of states where neither medical nor recreational marijuana is allowed. It’s a symptom of dysfunctional democracy in Kansas that legislators haven’t updated our marijuana laws. ...

Opinion: Why do Republicans want to be led by a victim?

Republicans will have to decide in 2024 if they want a victim as their nominee or someone else. The contest between Donald Trump and the rest of the field will have a number of themes depending on his adversaries — past v. future, populism v. traditional conservatism, unconventional v. ...

Opinion: It’s time for Democrats to primary AOC

Hakeem Jeffries seems poised to replace Nancy Pelosi as leader of the House Democrats. A Black political moderate, the Brooklyn congressman is often likened to Barack Obama. Even-tempered, he is known to “play” with most of the children in Washington. And at 52, he represents generational ...

Letter to the editor: Better gateway

To the editor: The proposed KU gateway project with a hotel and convention facility is exciting for the university and the city. The proposal confirms the need for services and facilities. But there is a potentially better location that benefits the city and local businesses. Beyond the ...