Opinion

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Opinion: Managing an unbalanced leader

What do you do when a president is crazy? That’s essentially the question Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, faced in the twilight days of the Trump administration. His answer, as reported by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa in their forthcoming book, “Peril,” has ...

Editorial: Is it time to rethink the city’s public art program?

It is not every community that you can go to a city commission meeting and have an art criticism class break out. But as you’ve surely surmised, Lawrence is not any community. Thus, city commissioners recently found themselves discussing a $340,000 proposal to build a piece of public art ...

Letter to the editor: A frivolous decoration

To the editor: In the few years that I have lived here, almost all I have read or heard about the Lawrence Police Department has been largely positive, which is very admirable considering the always expanding population, enlarging geographical jurisdiction and a very large transient ...

Opinion: Financial risks of COVID increasing

Health insurance companies have been shielding many customers from out-of-pocket “cost-sharing” expenses like deductibles, co-insurance and co-payments for COVID-related medical care. But that safety cushion is disappearing, increasing your direct financial risk from the disease. Now ...

Opinion: Biden’s stock market bragging rights

“Biden’s Stock Market Returns Continue to Trounce Trump’s” reads a recent Forbes headline. Sophisticated investors know this, but most of the public may not because Democrats have this self-defeating aversion to boasting about bull markets during their watch. That seems to have ...

Letter to the editor: A stain on Biden

To the editor: While watching the testimony of Secretary of State Antony Blinken before Congress about the Afghanistan withdrawal, I am struck by the spinning and evasiveness of the secretary. The excuse that the Trump administration made a deal with the Taliban, but left no plan for the ...