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.

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, ...

Opinion: My people venerate America’s ideals

I’ve got something to say about “you people.” That, as you may recall, was how I referred, in a recent column, to Mike Pence and others who have apparently sworn an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Florida taco bowl connoisseur who used to be president. It left a handful of ...

Opinion: Yes, our economic problems are ‘high class’

Here’s how TV news works: What is just an annoyance becomes a concern. A concern turns into a serious worry. And a serious worry is elevated into a crisis. Stoking anxiety is how they keep the public glued. White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain recently got sucked into the cyclone when he ...

Opinion: Those who ignore crime are just as culpable

“The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.” — Albert Einstein Dr. Stanley Weber worked for the Indian Health Service as a pediatrician for more than two decades. He was assigned to ...