Opinion

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Letter to the editor: Wind energy questions to ask

To the editor: In a recent public forum letter, a rural wind turbine opponent proposes three solutions to deal with climate change. The first is energy conservation. This is a laudable goal, but it is not sufficient. Is this wind opponent willing to spearhead the effort of convincing ...

Opinion: Home rule and popular sovereignty

One of the simplest ways to define politics is as a struggle for power. This power struggle has flared up again. The Legislature began its 2023 session by introducing a bill that would further disrupt the current power division between state and local entities and also undermine Kansas ...

Letter to the editor: A questionable purchase

To the editor: I felt like a frugal Luddite after reading about the school district’s plan to spend $3.22 million “to replace the laptops that the district has issued to all high school students with tablets instead” in Tuesday’s Journal-World. While technology might play a role in ...

Opinion: Lying to parents about trans kids hurts kids

Imagine that you are the parent of a 15-year-old girl and discover that her school has been concealing her daytime behavior from you. Your daughter has joined a far-right Mormon spin-off cult, believes in plural marriage, has spoken of dropping out of school to get married, and declines to ...

Opinion: McCarthy’s House: shame in short supply

In new House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s, R-Calif., own words: “She reminds me of my friends from high school, that we’re going to stick together all the way through.” That’s an operative quote from the man of small-town Bakersfield, California. He refers to despicable Rep. Marjorie ...