Opinion

Let me tell you about Doris Lickteig, my mother-in-law, who died a week ago today. Besides my own parents, I can think of no people like Doris (and Glen, too,) my in-laws, who showed me by example how to work hard and live a good and meaningful life. Doris served her church community in every way...
When it comes to gun laws in our land of the free and home of the brave, money and political influence continue to rule in spite of overwhelming evidence that something more must be done here to stop the mass murdering. At least 59 people were killed and about 530 people were injured Sunday evening...
Too bad Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach does not seem to take the Kansas Open Records laws very seriously. We would expect a state elected official like Kobach, so bent on enforcing Kansas election laws, to know and understand all of the state laws and abide by them. Not so. A Kansas Press...
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced the White House’s plan to rescind protections for young immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally as children, but with a six-month grace period to let Congress respond. What the United States should really do, however, is just stop...
The Kansas story is a pleasant  diversion from the terrible Hurricane Harvey news of the week and the continuing debate over whether the statues of the Confederate Army should be destroyed.  Our state historians provide accounts of how clouds were looming ominously over the not-so-United States in...
The great historian of country music in America has to be Bill Malone, who published the pioneering work in the field, Country Music U.S.A., in 1968. I just finished reading his new book of collected essays, Sing Me Back Home: Southern Roots and Country Music. One of Bill’s key interpretive points...
  Should President Donald Trump quit? A large percentage of Americans voted against him and continue to dislike him. About all of the Democrats in Congress are against him and there are certainly Republicans who aren’t Trump fans. I was recently in France and there are plenty of people in that...
The modest Social Security benefits increase planned for next year is a reminder this safety-net program should be just one element in a person’s retirement plan. “Should be” is an important qualifier, however. For too many people, they are at a point in life where they have no other option to turn...
Until our national leaders serving at Washington, D.C. are required to pay the same premiums for the same health care programs as the U.S. citizens that they serve, there will be no real cost reduction plans in health care. There’s simply too much fast money offered to decision-makers by...
The U.S. Supreme Court recently approved parts of a travel ban on people from six Muslim-majority countries, it was reported. Governments in the six countries identified reportedly do not assist U.S. officials in trying to determine if those countrymen traveling to the U.S. are known to be...

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