Opinion

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Views from Kansas: Revisit law on emergencies

Editor’s Note: Views from Kansas is a regular feature that highlights editorials and other viewpoints from across the state. Kansans who listened to any part of Friday’s meeting of the State Finance Council first would be amazed, then embarrassed, and finally outraged about the way their ...

Letter to the editor: Corrupt Democrats

To the editor: I gained a deeper understanding of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris after reading “Profiles in Corruption,” a book by investigative reporter and Breitbart News editor Peter Schweizer. While Biden was vice president the author reports on several lucrative deals Biden’s son ...

Letter to the editor: Help renters

To the editor: The CDC’s eviction moratorium protects families from the public health dangers of eviction. But the future of small landlords and tenants teeters in the balance of policymakers. Prior to the pandemic, Kansas’ unemployment was steady at about 3%. Effects of COVID-19 ...

Letter to the editor: New technologies

To the editor: George Will in his column “The Illusion that democracy depends on” (Lawrence Journal World, Sept. 3) misses the importance of the change in technology to the social and political structure of society. Today in the U.S., the demonstrations against police brutality and the ...

Opinion: His many lies no longer shock us

We weren’t going to normalize this. Remember that? Remember the way many of us solemnly vowed we would always maintain the ability to be outraged, hold on to our capacity for shock? Well, after almost four years that have passed like geologic time, that declaration feels like an artifact ...

Editorial: No one should have to defend the president’s indecent act

Cancer is not much good for anything, but it can be useful today in helping understand the stain Donald Trump has left on the presidency. Unlike COVID-19 — a disease still in its infancy — almost all of us personally know someone who has died from cancer. So, it is easy enough to imagine ...

Opinion: The financial facts about urban Kansas

Depending on the definitions you use, the residents of Kansas’s rural counties and small towns make up less than a third, and perhaps as little as a quarter, of the state’s total population. Despite our reputation as a rural farming state, Kansas is surprisingly urban. For this reason, ...

Opinion: Who will speak for the Uighurs in China?

According to John Bolton, when Xi Jinping told Donald Trump that he was putting Uighurs in camps, Trump said he was doing “exactly the right thing.” Of course, Xi’s depiction was pure agitprop. China is not targeting Uighurs who have shown terrorist tendencies; it is crushing an entire ...

Opinion: What was in it for them? Trump asks

The American Cemetery at Normandy sits on a bluff overlooking the beach where, on June 6, 1944, American soldiers waded ashore to begin the invasion of France. The old battlefield is marked with shell craters and gun pits offering mute testimony to the fury of that day. In the cemetery itself ...

Letter to the editor: Make it permanent

To the editor: With COVID-19 cases rising by the day, it’s hard to feel optimistic about much of anything. But a walk through downtown on Friday evening revealed a silver lining: Virtually every outdoor seat at a downtown restaurant or bar was occupied. (And, to address the elephant in the ...

Views from Kansas: Absurd claims about Bollier

Editor’s Note: Views from Kansas is a regular feature that highlights editorials and other viewpoints from across the state. One ad paid for by the U.S. Senate campaign of Republican Rep. Roger Marshall superimposed the photo of his Democratic opponent, Kansas state Sen. Barbara Bollier, ...

Letter to the editor: Preventing suicide

To the editor: Increase awareness of a goal, along with action steps for achieving that, and help a community change for the better. During the month of September, during this pandemic, on World Suicide Prevention Day, and every day, let’s work on helping every person experience life ...

Opinion: Hooey, hogwash and hucksters: science in the White House

Just when it seemed that the administration would regress only to the Middle Ages in denying science, facts, logic and reason, it entered cuckoo land. On July 27, at a press conference on the steps of the Supreme Court, Stella Immanuel, a pediatrician who operates a medical clinic in Houston ...

Opinion: Nothing heroic about ‘militia’ teen

Kyle Rittenhouse is not a hero. Granted, many on the right are working overtime to paint him as such. “He’s a good kid,” his attorney, John Pierce, told Fox “News” last week. “He’s a patriot,” a man who declined to give his name told Politico. “He’s a hero,” a man named ...

Editorial: Mail ballots should be the least of your worries

At first glance, it would seem that President Trump is an expert on matters of fraud, if for no other reason than he listens to the table chatter at the company cafeteria. (Harsh? Yes, but the scorecard of Trump campaign officials convicted of or indicted on fraud is significant.) But, being ...

Letter to the editor: Pelosi should apologize

To the editor: Madam Speaker: I don’t normally criticize you, but this time you deserve it. Regarding your hair appointment. You are using the same childish arguments used by Trump. Don’t blame others when you get caught. The adult way to handle this is: Admit you took a ...

Letter to the editor: Vice and virtue

To the editor: With my fingertips in the grass and my nose less than a yard from the outside eye of the offensive guard, I was not thinking. To think is to get beat. When the ball moved, I was moving, reacting to movement by the guard, feeling for the tackle, sensing a trap block as my body ...

Opinion: Kansans must protect their votes

Kansas voters have the power to protect their own votes. Plan ahead. Choose the voting method that works best for you. Act early. Act responsibly. Advocate for yourself. What are your voting options? In-person Election Day voting: Poll worker shortages could make lines longer this year, ...

Opinion: Call this The Year of Our Fragility

This is almost four months early. Ordinarily, Christmas trees are looking peaked, and George Bailey has long since realized that he had a wonderful life when pundits begin to summarize the year and assign it a theme. But given the eight long months of 2020 we’ve already endured, not to ...

Letter to the editor: The way it is today

To the editor: Thursday night, Aug. 27, during the legally questionable Republican address on the White House lawn, the president mentioned he never wants the country to be like it is today. Hearkening back to Ronald Reagan’s question to the public during his presidential campaign, ...