Opinion Columns & Blogs

Opinion Columns & Blogs

Ryan has been living in a cave

So now we know how House Speaker Paul Ryan has been staying sane during the Trump era. He has been living in a cave. Without Internet or TV. Out of range of cell service, newspaper delivery and carrier pigeons. With blindfold on eyes, cotton in ears and head in sand.

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Inequities in cash bail system

The Sedgwick County jail is packed. In fact, it’s so crowded that not a week goes by where inmates who are being held on charges in our local courts aren’t shipped out to other jails all over the state as a means of managing the flow of inmates at our own detention facility.

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FBI report vs. Trump’s fantasy world

Many people who lack moral and intellectual anchors believe that everyone else, deep down, is like them, though not nearly as smart. In their mythic world view, every value is negotiable and every decision is animated by reflexive self-interest, not principled reasoning.

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Separation policy grows unpopular

President Donald Trump’s policy of separating children from their parents if the parents are apprehended crossing the border illegally is meant to be unpopular. The goal, as articulated publicly by administration officials, is deterrence: Frightening potential migrants away from entering the country out of fear that they will have their children taken away from them, perhaps permanently.

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Time is right for new pool at McAdams

Members of University Congregational Church, along with nearly 20 others in our faith community, formed a house church to study white privilege and its legacy of racism. Our conversations have opened our eyes to see the implicit biases that continue to shape relationships and public policy in Wichita and throughout our country.

Wyndham Clark shoots 63, in contention at Wichita Open

Former Oregon golfer Wyndham Clark shot a 63 in the third round of the Wichita Open on Saturday June 23, 2018. He is contention after having barely made the cut.