Michael Ryan

COLUMN: Are conservatives being censored by Big Tech? The evidence is becoming overwhelming. What to do?

If Facebook has a “Most Wanted” poster in its break room, John Altevogt’s mug is likely on it. The Kansas City conservative has been in…

‘In God We Trust’ decals OK to go back on police vehicles, after Haven City Council reversal

The people have spoken. What’s more, they have been heard. For now. After voting to strip “In God We Trust” decals off the city’s police…

Residents angry, defiant after this small Kansas town orders ‘In God We Trust’ taken off police cars

There’s been a run on “In God We Trust” car decals this week in the Haven, Kansas area, in defiance of the city council’s vote…

‘Vandalism’? No, a politically motivated arson attack on the pro-life community is an act of terror

One local news report called the perpetrators “vandals.” Likewise, the New York Times called the arson attack of a Wisconsin pro-life group “an act of…

Unanimous U.S. Supreme Court delivers huge win for religious expression and free speech

The religious in America are no longer second-class citizens in the public square.  That’s the impact of a remarkable unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday…

Scottie Scheffler wears his Christian faith on his sleeve as he dons the green jacket for his first Masters tournament win

Long before he donned the famous green jacket as 2022 Masters Tournament champion Sunday, Scottie Scheffler was wearing his Christian faith on his sleeve.  “Very…

Students as young as kindergarten can identify as transgender and be taught about it, says suburban Kansas City school official

The youngest public school children should be taught all about gender identity if they’ve heard anything at all about the topic, and teachers should welcome…

Parents upset with Disney’s leftward lurch have a wholesome alternative in Missouri’s Silver Dollar City amusement park

With Disney’s odd opposition to parental rights in Florida – and a company executive’s pledge to include “many, many” characters of various sexual categories in…

Parental rights bill signed by Florida governor, while conservatives at Disney note a climate of political fear

Gov. Ron DeSantis Monday signed Florida’s historic parental-rights bill protecting kids in grades K-3 from sexual and gender instruction in schools. The bill has inspired…

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has to sue to obtain public records. What chance do ordinary citizens have?

The attorney general of the Show-Me State can’t get the Missouri School Boards’ Association to show him open records. That’s the assertion in a lawsuit…

Opponents of school choice in Georgia Senate exercise it in their own families

Georgia lawmaker Jodi Lott has a quick and easy answer for why she supports school choice. “Because it already exists,” the Republican state representative told…

Kansas teacher sues school district after punishment for refusing to use student-preferred name and pronouns

A Kansas school district is accused of suspending and reprimanding a teacher for “discrimination and harassment” after she refused to use a student’s preferred first…

Kansas education commissioner suspended, nearly ousted, for childhood anecdote about Indians

The Kansas commissioner of education has been suspended a month without pay, and nearly lost his job, after recounting a childhood story about his California…

This public school district’s ‘X-rated’ book may reveal an agenda parents aren’t aware of

After teachers’ raunchy read-alouds to sophomores, and after one to the school board last week, the Leavenworth Board of Education may now revisit whether a…

Are Christian-schooled kids sheltered – or is it public school students?

Are Christian-schooled and homeschooled students sheltered from the “real” world – or are they merely being well-prepared to face it? In many ways it’s both,…