The Capital-Journal Editorial Board

Editorial: Is more affordable housing necessary?

On Thursday, the Topeka City Council voted 7-0 to sell the disused Van Buren School building and three other properties to Pioneer... Read more

Editorial: How about a little optimism this Christmas?

As the end of the year approaches, columnists and editorial writers often remind readers what an atrocious 360ish days it has been.... Read more

Editorial: We need to stop cramming people into our prisons

Although the U.S. only accounts for about 5 percent of the world’s population, it’s home to more than 20 percent of the... 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

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

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

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

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

Editorial: A bad year for voting rights

Two weeks ago, we ran an editorial about Constitution Day — an occasion to study the history of our founding document, as... Read more

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