Opinion

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Opinion: Spotting the structures of fascism

We’ll get to the Nazi flags in a moment. First, however, let us turn to Merriam-Webster for clarification of a point recently made in this space that left a few of you vexed. It came in a passage that noted the right wing’s attempted takeover of state voting apparatuses and contended that ...

Letter: Abortion is regulated

To the Editor: This is in response to July 26 letter “I support the amendment”, that would remove the right to abortion in our Kansas Constitution and allow the legislature to ban abortion. Those in support of this amendment say there are no regulations regarding abortion. However, ...

Letter: Men don’t have the same burden

To the Editor: With all eyes on our August 2nd primary results, Kansas is in the national spotlight and not for basketball. We are at ground zero in the culture war arena right now. Kansas is known to be a bellwether state meaning what happens here is an indicator of a trend. Study Kansas ...

Letter: Compassion argument lacking

To the Editor: "God said, God said!" "God did NOT say!" I respond here to a letter from two ordained ministers claiming to represent our Christian faith. They contend that it requires us to oppose the Value Them Both amendment, in the name of compassion (the "center" of our faith, "core ...

Letters: More merit welcomed

To the Editor: Lay persons or attorneys not engaged in courthouse work probably assume judicial selections are totally merit based. That is, the most experienced, courtroom savvy candidate becomes the next judge. In actuality (based on my own 30+ years in courthouses), this is not always the ...