Opinion

The Washington Post, beginning Nov. 1, 2019, will allow its syndicated columns to appear only in print. The columns will still be available as part of our e-edition newspaper online, but they will not be available as separate pieces on our website, ljworld.com. These columnists include George Will, David Ignatius, Michael Gerson and others. This does not affect other columnists like Leonard Pitts, Mona Charen, Connie Schultz and Mark Shields, who are not affiliated with the Washington Post.

Opinion: Lee doesn’t deserve statue, but Jefferson surely does

In New York City, a statue of Thomas Jefferson has graced the City Council chamber for 100 years. This week, the Public Design Commission voted unanimously to remove it. “Jefferson embodies some of the most shameful parts of our country’s history,” explained Adrienne Adams, a ...

Opinion: The debt ceiling and your bottom line

The debt ceiling debate in Washington seems distant from average Kansans, but it affects your finances more than you think. The debt ceiling is the limit on the amount of money the federal government can borrow. Congress invented it in 1917 to simplify creating debt and issuing bonds. It has ...

Opinion: Will we ever see actual Republicans again?

Confession: I used to be a Republican. I briefly became one years ago while living amongst the ultrawoke on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Their authoritarian diktats drove me crazy. And their narrow definition of economic interests as the rich versus the poor — with the middle class almost ...

Letter to the editor: Clean energy

To the editor: On Oct. 5, as I left for vacation, I read with interest an opinion piece lambasting the proposed solar energy project in Johnson and Douglas counties. The author was co-chair of Citizens for Responsible Solar Energy-Douglas County. I might have guessed something about the ...

Letter to the editor: GOP is gone

To the editor: In 2020 I looked at the ballot and did not see a candidate I could vote for. That is because there was no candidate who had a Republican vision of what we are about as a nation, and I am feeling alone. We are looking at a recovery plan in excess of $2.3 trillion. I remember ...

Letter to the editor: Making voting accessible to all

To the editor: It’s very important for all of us to vote in every election, if we can. It doesn’t matter what your political views are. I’ve always believed this to be true, to support the significant governmental processes of our country at all levels. This is true for all elections, ...