Opinion

The Washington Post, beginning Nov. 1, 2019, will allow its syndicated columns to appear only in print. The columns will still be available as part of our e-edition newspaper online, but they will not be available as separate pieces on our website, ljworld.com. These columnists include George Will, David Ignatius, Michael Gerson and others. This does not affect other columnists like Leonard Pitts, Mona Charen, Connie Schultz and Mark Shields, who are not affiliated with the Washington Post.

Opinion: COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we work and live

As of last week, more than 40% of Americans had received at least one dose of the COVID vaccine and 26% were fully vaccinated. Though it wasn’t planned this way, more normal human life is returning just as the redbuds, azaleas, magnolias and tulips are performing their gorgeous annual ...

Opinion: No authority without credibility

Sorry, but this is not an open-and -shut case. This is not Tamir Rice, Philando Castile or Walter Scott, unarmed and clearly executed on camera by police. No, the bodycam video of Tuesday’s killing of a 16-year-old black girl named Ma’Khia Bryant tells a more complicated story. In it, we ...

Editorial: Is a common-sense compromise possible on concealed carry?

Kansas has not gone to hell in a hand basket since 2015 — at least not for reasons related to guns. It was in 2015 when the state passed a law that you no longer had to get a state permit to carry a concealed firearm. Instead, Kansas adopted the philosophy of “constitutional carry,” ...

Opinion: National partisanship infects the states

Anyone following American state politics this spring has witnessed, time and again, bizarre legislative proposals. Most notably and seriously, dozens of state legislatures have put forward an avalanche of initiatives that target transgender athletes and impose limitations on voting. Beyond ...

Opinion: Please, just leave these children alone

Look, I get it, OK? A lot of this, you plain do not understand. Much of it leaves you confused. Well, me too. I have no idea what it must be like to grow up feeling as if you were assigned the wrong body, a girl with boy genitalia or vice versa. I confess to being discombobulated at the idea ...

Letter to the editor: How long?

To the editor: It’s easier to win a fist fight than change someone’s mind. The same with wars and lawsuits. Knock him down, make him surrender, win the verdict, but how do you hold on to what you’ve won? Even though right prevailed, what if the loser won’t accept the ...