Opinion

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Letter to the editor: Changing city

To the editor: Change can seem scary to people. But change isn’t always bad nor is it always based upon a need to fix some error. Change in governance such as the one that the Lawrence City Commission has picked up recently is a chance for our local governing board to grow. Our city has ...

Letter to the editor: Climate issues

To the editor: I am as concerned about global warming as the next guy, maybe more so since I have grandchildren. They will be affected by whatever changes occur. I certainly would do anything to help preserve a good quality of life for them, anything at all ... within reason, of course. In ...

Opinion: How Chip Roy won the speaker fight

Republicans looked like they were heading for a no-win debacle on the House floor in their fight over speaker. Instead, Kevin McCarthy got over the top, achieving a long-held ambition after a daunting feat of political endurance, and his opponents got nearly every assurance and rule change ...

Opinion: Egg prices are already cracking

When I worked on Reuters’ business desk, we weren’t allowed to parrot press releases reporting that earnings soared 100% from the year before. Why? Because here’s the reality behind some such claims: Acme Pebble’s income last year may have grown from a miserable $100 to only $200. ...

Opinion: The fight for democracy and social justice must go on

2022 was quite a year. Some of the regressive forces undermining our democracy, polluting our planet, widening inequality, and stoking hatred were pushed back. This is a worthy accomplishment and cause for celebration. It offers hope that the Trump years are behind us and the hard work of ...

Opinion: The GOP’s normalization of Marjorie Taylor Greene

During one of Kevin McCarthy’s gauntlet of punishing votes, it was striking to see with whom he passed the time. There she was, dressed in sophisticated black, the member hailed as a “key ally” to the new speaker of the House: Marjorie Taylor Greene. Her choice of color (in the past ...