Opinion

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Opinion: The Politics of 2020 census in Kansas

Initial state-level data from the 2020 census are out. What do these numbers show for Kansas and why do they matter? The U.S. population grew 7.4% from 2010 to 2020, the second lowest growth rate in history. That stemmed from declining birth rates and an aging population, increased deaths and ...

Opinion: Economic nationalism is the future

China is America’s economic rival. The way capitalists deal with rivals is to compete. President Joe Biden vows to compete with this rival on the rival’s terms. He calls it “extreme competition.” China has built a massive semiconductor industry with massive government spending. It is ...

Opinion: GOP claims about price increases don’t hold up

House Republicans are blaming Democrats for the rise in Chipotle burrito prices. You heard me right. The National Republican Congressional Committee issued a statement recently claiming that Chipotle’s recent decision to raise prices on its burritos and other menu products by about 4% was ...

Letter to the editor: Guns at KU

To the editor: We have a bunch of legislators who can’t remember what it was like to be 18 and loose on a college campus. The normal human conscious brain slowly contemplates complex questions like who has wronged me enough to deserve to die, or shall I commit suicide. After focusing on ...

Opinion: ‘Allow teachers to teach the truth’

The morning bell rang at Republican High (“Home of the Fightin’ Pachyderms”) as students shuffled in. Gretchen Niedermeyer dry swallowed a couple of pre-emptive aspirins and reminded herself as she did every morning that she was just 16 months and — a glance at the calendar — seven ...

Opinion: The right’s real problem with Dr. Fauci

Donald Trump is no longer president. COVID-19 is no longer the threat it was. And Dr. Anthony Fauci, America’s top infectious disease expert, is back to more routine briefings on vaccination rates and such. So why does Fauci remain so much in the news? Because the Trump camp can’t stop ...