Opinion

If any other member of Congress had started up a lobbying firm before they left office, we would have had the same serious concerns as others have voiced across the country. But it was our own Lynn Jenkins (R-KS), who represents the 2nd District, which includes Jackson County, who launched a new...
Spoiler alert: The following commentary contains information that Santa Claus may not be real. --- Child psychologists today generally believe that perpetuating a myth about someone trying to make people happy is not a bad thing and that imagination is a normal part of development that also helps...
The Kansas State Legislature should repeal the authority of the secretary of state to prosecute criminal cases of voter fraud, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt says. And Schmidt is right, of course. Schmidt, with the support of Secretary of State-elect Scott Schwab, has announced proposed...
It may take a blizzard every few years to keep man’s survival instincts intact. It’s really amazing how today’s weather forecasting techniques can extend several days into the future and has the ability to predict within a few hours of when a specific weather event will occur or start. Because of...
Sam Brownback is a nice person who should have never been elected governor of Kansas. And you can say the same about Kris Kobach. He is a nice person that we should not elect governor of the state. When Brownback first ran for governor, and won the election, he was able to do so on his name...
Neighboring Shawnee County officials recently approved a new land use plan for the county. That’s something that Jackson County officials should be considering, too. The Shawnee County Commission voted 2-1 recently to approve that county’s first-ever comprehensive land use plan. Commissioners Kevin...
At the big rally in Topeka recently at the Kansas Expocentre, attended by more than 11,000 people, mostly Kansans, we learned in person what it felt like when President Donald Trump references “the news media’’ – like he does on TV - as the perpetuators of “fake news’’ and untruths. We were on a...
Our state government should be judged by the way it values and takes care of the most needy of its citizens. If we were to grade our state government today on how it supports foster children, it would get an F. Last year, it was reported that at least 70 of the 7,000 foster kids in Kansas were...
The real threat to our democracy these days is occurring on the Internet in our own country. There is plenty of cause to be concerned that foreigners, including communists and socialists (and Russians) continue to utilize Google, Facebook and Twitter social media platforms on the Internet to try...
The date, Sept. 11, 2001, will forever evoke memories of the horrific tragedy that took place in and around New York City and the Pentagon of American lives callously lost and brutally cut short. Societies that choose not to remember their histories are prone to have those histories repeated, so...

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