Opinion

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Opinion: Will conservatives control state board?

Can the three newly elected Kansas State Board of Education members move the agenda to the far right? We’ll soon find out. While the much-hyped red wave didn’t materialize at the national level, Republicans took all five open seats in the Nov. 8 state board elections, gaining a 7-to-3 ...

Letter to the editor: Misled about education

To the editor: While no real fan of the current governor’s opponent in the last election, one of the campaign claims loudly preached across the airwaves was that those in power had fully funded education. Then, just a few days later, the paper says that the Legislature is looking into ...

Opinion: Pro-lifers need new strategy

What is the pro-life movement? I’ve always imagined it to be broader than just efforts to make abortion illegal. In the wake of the 2022 elections, in which voters rejected candidates whose abortion postures were perceived as extreme, those who care about the welfare of unborn children might ...

Opinion: Trumpian carnage goes on full display

A year ago, he was still a dreaded presence, a destroyer of American institutions forcing chaos on a frightened nation. After the public voted to remove him from the White House, he maintained relevance by controlling a violent mob stupid and criminal enough to trash the Capitol, threaten to ...

Letter to the editor: Dobbs and Dred

To the editor: Of the recent vote, the Los Angeles Times wrote: “Voters have shown they will use the ballot box to win back what should never have been lost.” The Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson is deeply unpopular, coupled with a spate of state laws that ignore the will of ...

Opinion: Election deniers are left speechless

A few words on the silence. As you doubtless recall, many of us regarded last week’s midterm election with existential dread. The path from there to the end of American democracy seemed all too easy to chart, what with election deniers campaigning for offices that would have put them in ...