Opinion

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Letter to the editor: Not too late for diplomacy

To the editor: The escalation of military strikes between the United States and Iran feels like a bad dream in which a disaster is unfolding, and, in a state of paralysis, one is unable to stop it. In 2015, an international nuclear treaty with Iran was brokered (JCPOA), guaranteeing that ...

Opinion: Cut through the spin about gas prices

Gas prices are up and the politics industry in Kansas and nationally is spinning the issue for political gain, often with little regard for the truth. Per the U.S. Energy Information Association, the average national price of a regular gallon of gasoline has risen 73 cents since January to ...

Opinion: Not getting vaccine can cost your job

The CEO of Morgan Stanley wants all the boys and girls back in the financial giant’s Times Square office by Labor Day. “If you can go to a restaurant in New York City,” James Gorman told them, “you can come into the office. And we want you in the office.” Gorman added: “If you ...

Opinion: Democracy always worth the trouble

It was, let us say, an interesting weekend for democracy. Call it a tale of two cities. One is Dallas, where thousands of so-called “conservatives” — the word has less meaning by the day — gathered in support of Donald Trump and his ongoing efforts to delegitimize a free and fair ...

Opinion: Joe Biden’s Afghanistan withdrawal folly

Barely a day passes without additional news of Taliban gains in Afghanistan. Perhaps the Afghan government and its forces will prove more resilient than many expect, but if the country continues its slide toward chaos or, worse, the Taliban rapidly take Kabul, President Joe Biden’s decision ...

Opinion: The two Americas of COVID-19

Saturday night in Branson, Mo., and Manhattan, N.Y., was a time of summer celebration. People were jamming in restaurants and out to hear music with few wearing masks. Both places were in a partying mood to celebrate what appeared to be the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. But there was a big ...