Opinion

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Opinion: Can we please cancel ‘cancel culture’?

The term “cancel culture” is rapidly losing its meaning. Just as Donald Trump adopted the term “fake news,” which originally referred to the misinformation flow that was a crucial part of his 2016 campaign, and was used to disparage his opponents and critics (or even just factual ...

Opinion: Black history is America’s history

Let’s try an experiment. For 30 years, let’s require that young people are taught nothing about the moon. Let’s scrub Earth’s satellite from books and online articles. Let’s rebuff kids’ questions and discourage them from asking. Then, let’s assess the result. Does it change ...

Opinion: History won’t pardon the inciter-in-chief

On Jan. 19 and 20, the inciter-in-chief pardoned 74 people. Many were his clones: swindlers, crooks, grifters and liars. But America won’t pardon him. Not for inciting an insurrection to overturn the constitutional certification of the presidential election. And not for the destruction and ...

Letter to the editor: KU programs

To the editor: The coverage of program closures at KU missed some key information. First and foremost, it is not accurate to characterize programs as having low enrollment because of their number of majors. A bachelor’s degree at KU requires 120 credit hours, and the major can account ...

Letter to the editor: A solar storm

To the editor: The recent power disruptions in Texas and elsewhere are just a taste of what could happen if the U.S. is struck by another Carrington Event. This 1859 solar storm knocked out part of the nation’s telegraph system. Another event would knock out the grid for months resulting in ...

Opinion: I’d rather talk about Michael J. Fox now

How do we acknowledge the death of someone who made a career of inflicting harm? Perhaps I should start with a story. I first met Michael J. Fox in 2006, not long after Rush Limbaugh had mocked his involuntary movements caused by Parkinson’s disease. Michael was in Ohio for a rally in ...

Opinion: 2 minds on possibility of unity

Uh-oh. Joe Biden is talking unity again. It came last week at a CNN town hall in Milwaukee in response to a question about how he will bring Americans together. “I take issue with what everybody says about the division,” he replied. “The nation is not divided. You go out there and take ...

Opinion: Why is it so easy to push cities around?

Despite elections and trials and pandemics, some things don’t seem to ever change. The national government pushes around state governments, with mixed amounts of success, and state governments push around city governments, usually with near-total success. It’s consistent. In the former ...

Letter to the editor: A much worse threat looms

To the editor: We have just seen the effects of poor planning in Texas. Safeguards against winter storms were left out because they don’t happen too often. There is a much worse global event, a solar storm, that doesn’t happen often. But it will. If we are unprotected, we could see a ...

Letter to the editor: What about the 74 million?

To the editor: We had an opportunity to rise from the rubble with a bipartisan condemnation of Donald Trump. But that was rejected. In the face of damning evidence, the hijacked Republican Party allowed the perpetrator of an attempted coup to walk away unscathed. And that sets a dangerous ...

Letter to the editor: Senators convict themselves

To the editor: When a significant majority of Republican senators, including both Kansas senators, voted that the former president was not guilty of the impeachment charges against him, they convicted themselves of a failure to honor their own oaths to protect and defend the Constitution. The ...

Letter to the editor: A very bad example

To the editor: I’m disappointed and angry over Trump’s Senate acquittal, and I think if all senators were impartial and not partisan/biased in his favor, he would have been found guilty. I think Trump’s legacy will be that he’s been a sore loser, which his behavior and rhetoric ...

Letter to the editor: Justify your votes

To the editor: This is my letter to Sens. Jerry Moran and Roger Marshall. Please justify your vote to acquit former President Donald Trump. Fear of loosing your position of power and privilege is not an excuse to give Trump a pass on sedition and insurrection. Seven people are dead from ...

Opinion: Will Trump face the music, finally?

There has been some cheering about the 10 House and seven Senate Republicans who voted for impeachment. All honor to those who took the difficult path. But, good God! The president attempted to steal the election. He launched an insurrection against Congress. That only a handful of Republicans ...

Letter to the editor: We will remember

To the editor: To Jerry Moran and Roger Marshall: You had an opportunity to make a choice: Take a stand to support our constitution and defend our democracy, or turn the page and give lawless thugs a reprieve from following the riotous urging of an extremist anarchist president, create ...

Opinion: GOP believes in Trump, not America

Apparently, Adam Kinzinger’s family hates him now. Alexander Hamilton would not be surprised. Like many in the generation of America’s founding, he saw political parties as something that “grows naturally out of the rival passions of Men” — but also as a threat to national cohesion. ...

Letter to the editor: Moran’s failure

To the editor: Dear Sen. Moran, You voted to acquit Donald Trump. Kansas demographics cannot be very different from Nebraska, but Sen. Ben Sasse somehow found the voice to speak truth to his constituents. He voted to convict. News reports are that few Americans actually watched much of the ...

Letter to the editor: A good name

To the editor: Your excellent article about the untimely passing of Jesse Milan highlighted his outstanding accomplishments as an educator and civil rights leader. I hope that our school board will memorialize his life and achievements by renaming the Pinckney School in his honor. Graham ...

Views from Kansas: Keep printing public notices

Editor’s Note: Views from Kansas is a regular feature that highlights editorials and other viewpoints from across the state. There have been attempts by state legislators over the years to remove the requirements for local government entities to publish legal notices in newspapers. For any ...