Opinion

Letter: Revitalizing Kansas

As tax reform moves through Congress with the goal of spurring economic growth, many Americans are still feeling left behind by the... Read more

Letter: Charitable dollars given to SCL Health in question after KU/Ardent purchase

Attorney General Derek Schmidt recently approved the acquisition of Saint Francis Hospital by Ardent Health and the University of Kansas Health System.... Read more

Letter: Dana Chandler case raises concern

Dana Chandler was charged with the shooting death of her ex-husband and his girlfriend in 2012. In their haste, officers failed to... Read more

Letter: Was Kobach TV ad a public service announcement?

I recently saw Secretary of State Kris Kobach on local TV urging Kansans to vote in the local elections. I immediately wondered... Read more

Letter to the editor: Wheatfield plan pointless development

The Topeka City Council approved the Wheatland Development at 29th and Fairlawn. Here goes another “pie in the sky” waste of money.... Read more

Letter to the editor: American polarization binary thinking

Everything you’re doing right now is wrong. The way you’re sitting is wrong, the way you tied your shoes this morning is... Read more

Letter: Terrible voter turnout

Half a million eligible Kansans are not registered to vote, and 1.1 million eligible Kansans did not vote in 2016. In comparison,... Read more

Editorial: The value of apprenticeships

We often discuss the importance of postsecondary education on this page. From the 71 percent of Kansas jobs that will require some... Read more

Letter: ‘Limited-government conservative’ is dishonest language

I am a former resident of Hays who taught at Fort Hays State University, and I loved living and teaching in Hays.... Read more

Letter: Kobach’s voting commercials are free publicity

I’ve seen several commercials on television where Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach reminds everybody to vote after letting us know that... Read more

Letter: Assistance for Kansans in need stretched thin under Brownback’s administration

Late last month, Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration announced its intent to tie able-bodied adults’ Medicaid eligibility to their employment status.... Read more

Editorial: A tax increase conservatives love

When Kansas families purchase groceries, they’re paying a higher sales tax than anyone else in the country. According to the Tax Foundation,... Read more

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Letter: Worthy investment?

Is Topeka worth investing in? I hope so. My frustration with the city’s code enforcement division was highlighted by a well-written article... Read more

Editorial: Respecting the rule of law in Kansas

After the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that K-12 education funding is still inadequate and inequitable last month, the Senate GOP leadership condemned... Read more

Editorial: Topeka’s history of abolitionism

In July 1859, the Leavenworth Times described John Ritchie as a radical abolitionist who helped slaves flee their captors, advocated for women’s... Read more

Editorial: The crisis of increasing partisanship

When Pew Research Center asked Americans about their political values in 1994, the survey found that almost half of them held a... Read more

Letter: Symbols matter

In his attempt to certify the patriotism of the kneeling NFL players, letter writer William Patterson failed in both theory and application.... Read more

Letter: Integrated planning

Our local taxes have supported three plans to protect and develop our city and county: the City of Topeka 2040 Plan, Go... Read more

Letter: Normalizing Trump

I just read a letter in support of President Trump that attempts to normalize his lying. I keep hearing that other presidents... Read more

Al Ward: Trip to Mahoney State Park a fun experience

Years ago, a classmate of ours, Mary Ellen Godbout, told us about some cabins located in Mahoney State Park just off Interstate... Read more

Editorial: A hopeful sign for journalism

Good journalism is never going to be free. Sure, there are a few impressive, paywall-free blogs and online magazines out there, but... Read more

Steve and Cokie Roberts: Has Trump learned anything?

Does Donald Trump have any interest in governing the country? Has he learned anything at all about the legislative process as he’s... Read more

Editorial: Covering gaps in nutrition assistance

Every year, the United States Department of Agriculture releases a report on the level of food insecurity in the country. According to... Read more

Editorial: Social inequality and the digital divide

In 2000, almost half of American adults told Pew researchers that they didn’t use the Internet. Over the past 17 years, that... Read more

Letter: Safeguard our seniors

“The dead cannot cry out for justice. It is a duty of the living to do so for them.” - Lois Bujold... Read more

Letter: Education realities

I read with interest the recent op-ed by Zahava Stadler, the policy manager of Edbuild. She made many valid points on today’s... Read more

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