Opinion

When they tell you the best time to start preparing for your retirement years was yesterday, it’s the truth. Social Security’s Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B - health care for retired U.S. citizens turning age 65 - is not what it is cracked up to be. First of all, it is clear that taking care...
What is Israel, the closest ally that the U.S. has in the Middle East, to do but defend itself? What would the U.S. do but defend itself under similar circumstances? U.S. President Joe Biden reportedly is urging Israel not to respond to the drone and missile attacks on April 13 made by Iran. But to...
In a recent desperate attempt to come up with some ideas on how to clean up Congress and improve on how Congress works these days, it occurred to me that the best course of action may be to prevent our state’s representatives and senators from ever setting foot in Washington, D.C. - ever. Why send...
What can you say about 2023 - a year in which high inflation caused the average U.S. family’s expenses to increase $8,000 to $10,000 over the previous year? For that reason alone, 2023 will go down in history as a major not-so-good-economic year for Americans.  Interest rates are up in this country...
Jackson Heights USD 335’s recent announcement that it may not renew its membership with The Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB) should be supported. KASB is a non-profit service organization that has been lobbying the State Legislature on behalf of public school districts across the state...
In professional news reporting, the ends do not justify the means, because news publications must be accountable to their audience 100 percent of the time and the public must be able to trust news reporters to always tell the truth and, when possible, provide both sides of controversial stories....
Before he died last year, my 83-year-old father-in-law said he believed racism was worse in this country than it had been when was a kid, and if you watch enough television news and talk shows these days you would have to agree. Recently, a couple of our local kids found themselves in hot water...
We can’t solve our country’s homelessness problem, but we can certainly do much better in our own state. That must be our focus. A new study by researchers at The University of Chicago shows that the mortality rate for homeless people is on the rise and that the mortality rate for a 40-year-old...
Four Republican U.S. senators on July 26 started efforts to reverse a Biden administration plan to waive “Buy American” requirements for government-funded electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, Reuters reported. Sen. Roger Marshall (R-Kansas), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida), Sen. Rick Scott (R-...
It turns out there is a presidential candidate in the Democrat Party that is just as much of an outsider as Donald Trump. That presidential candidate’s name is Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and it turns out he is a natural resource conservationist, which is much different and much more grounded in common...

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