Opinion

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Opinion: DEI strategies are due for a change

Reports of the death of DEI, the widely praised and reviled — take your pick — employment policies to improve diversity, equity and inclusion, have been greatly exaggerated, as Mark Twain famously said of reports of his own death. Still, in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to ...

Opinion: America needs more schools like this academy

Here we are in Times Square. Maniac lights flash across all horizons. Minnie Mouse and Spider-Man are making the rounds. Packed tour buses inch below the scary headlines orbiting the ABC News building. And it’s only 9:30 on a Monday morning. But on West 43rd Street, about a block from ...

Opinion: You can’t count on Biden when the chips are down

Is anyone surprised that Joe Biden is caving? It’s what he does. In a disgracefully craven move, President Biden has paused weapons shipments to Israel to try to prevent the Jewish state from launching a full-scale offensive against the remaining Hamas military stronghold in Rafah. ...

Letter to the editor: Universities not collapsing

To the editor: Your May 7 edition carried a screed under the headline “America’s collapsing university system” by a columnist unknown to me, Victor Davis Hanson. He excoriates students, faculty and the system in general with virtually no supporting facts or corroborating data. I ...

Opinion: Is the union resurgence real? Does it matter for workers?

Unions are said to be having a moment. The story goes something like this: Helped by a presidential administration that touts itself as the “most pro-union in history,” labor unions — after decades of decline — are winning big victories against anti-union corporations and extracting ...

Opinion: Progress in state’s lead pipe problem

In November 2021, I wrote my second column for Insight Kansas as a guest contributor. I wrote on the prevalence of lead pipes in our state. The number of lead pipes in Kansas is particularly high, comparatively, because lead mining was a major industry in southeast Kansas and southwest ...