Governor Laura Kelly and KDHE Secretary Dr. Lee Norman should be providing comprehensive information that puts COVID in context but instead, they're fearmongering and manipulating data to scare Kansans into submission. They treat people like children who need to be told how to behave. Last Friday, Norman told media that Kansas is 'losing the battle...
President Trump proclaimed today, September 26, 2020 as a National Day of Prayer and Return: Our great Nation was founded by men and women of deep and abiding faith—a faith that has stood the test of time. Four hundred years ago, early American settlers trusted their lives to His providence and braved a voyage to a New World. From the pilgrims...
The year 2020 will leave a mark on history in many regards. A pandemic and the presidential election have dominated the news, and we as individuals will shape the outcome of both. Yet citizen engagement on public safety and justice issues has also played a prominent role in how historians will view 2020. We citizens will shape the outcome of that t...
As of today, there are 44 confirmed cases of coronavisus in Kansas. That number is likely to rise quickly and significantly. We need only look back one month ago today when Italy had 4 confirmed cases. Now they have 47,021 cases, with 4,032 dead. This virus will also spread here, and we don't know yet how bad it could get. ...
​This week in Public Health and Welfare committee on the Senate side and Health and Human Resources committee on the House side, we heard multiple organizations gave an avalanche of more reasons of why Medicaid Expansion is a bad idea. Here is some of what was said: Nationally acclaimed attorney Paul Linton gave his concerns regarding the need...
If you hadn’t noticed, unlikely political allies have recently been collaborating to grow the Kansas economy. Democrats and Republicans worked together to lure two United States Department of Agriculture agencies from Washington D.C. to the Kansas City metro area.   If putting aside political differences wasn’t strange enough, our Kansas elected of...
Free State Kansas is now a few months old, still young, still growing, and has been very well received. The concept is simple. The largest newspapers in Kansas are being bought by out-of-state media conglomerates, and in many cases staff at those papers are being cut. At the same time, our state’s smallest newspapers are slowly disappearing. In a v...
“Get it all on record now - get the films - get the witnesses -because somewhere down the road of history some bastard will get up and say that this never happened.” - General Dwight Eisenhower When General Eisenhower toured a Nazi concentration camp, which he would call a horror camp, his face tensed. The Nazi's had killed their Jewish prisoners a...
What's the matter with Kansas? William Allen White once penned a column asking that very question. He observed that population growth had stagnated, the state economy had lost wealth, and there was "no substantial city in the state." Any number of us might have made those observations in 2018, but White noted those conditions in 1896. We Kansans ta...
Kansas' greatest newspaperman, William Allen White, wrote in his 1922 editorial To an Anxious Friend, "You tell me that law is above freedom of utterance. And I reply that you can have no wise laws nor free entertainment of wise laws unless there is free expression of the wisdom of the people - and, alas, their folly with it." He continued:  "But i...
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