Opinion

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Opinion: Lawmakers, citizens divided on guns

Kansas has some of the most permissive gun laws in the country, and last week the state house began debate on a bill that, if passed, would put a constitutional amendment on the ballot to further enshrine gun rights in the state constitution. The proposed amendment would change the language ...

Opinion: What presidents spend money on really matters

What matters is not just the sum by which presidents jack up the deficit. It’s what the money is spent on. Franklin D. Roosevelt added more to the national debt by percentage than any other president. America needed that borrowing to dig itself out of the Great Depression and then win World ...

Opinion: Trump’s NATO lies weaken the U.S.

On Sept. 12, 2001, 24 hours after the 9/11 attacks, representatives of the then-19- member North Atlantic Treaty Organization, convened to invoke Article 5 of the NATO charter, which holds that an “armed attack” on one member “shall be considered an attack against them all.” This was ...

Opinion: When partisan politics leave migrants out in the cold

As a long, dreaded January chill made life on Chicago’s streets unthinkable for waves of migrants bused north from Texas, city, state and federal officials engaged in a new round of finger-pointing and buck-passing. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker told reporters Monday he was “deeply ...

Opinion: Republicans turn into the Open Borders Party

Donald Trump has called on Republicans to kill a bipartisan deal that would give the president emergency powers to shut down the border when illegal crossings get out of hand. He’s thus helped President Joe Biden turn one of his political liabilities into a strength. “If given that ...

Letter to the editor: Fix Congress

To the editor: A recent letter to the editor raised some pertinent questions regarding the popularity of Presidents Biden and Trump as expressed in polls. The writer went on to accuse Biden of “violating the Constitution’s separation of powers by using governmental agencies to usurp ...