Michael Ryan

Michael Ryan is Executive Editor of The Lion. A Kansas City native, he’s been an award-winning reporter, editor and opinion writer at newspapers in Kansas, Missouri, Georgia and Texas.

Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley drags apology out of Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg for company’s harm to teens, would like to drag him into court

Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley took Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg to a Capitol-sized woodshed Wednesday for the harm his social media sites reportedly cause to teenagers, challenging the Facebook founder in… Read More

February 1, 2024
Biden administration spied on Trump supporters, used tax dollars for anti-conservative propaganda, Sen. Josh Hawley warns

After already having censored conservatives online, the Biden administration has now funded anti-conservative “propaganda” while having the FBI rummage around Trump supporters’ bank accounts, notes a livid Sen. Josh Hawley… Read More

January 23, 2024
‘War for soul of America’ has three fronts, says Missouri attorney general – who has helped make the state Ground Zero on this one

Just as the 2024 presidential election cycle begins in earnest, Missouri has become Ground Zero in this country’s centuries-long fight for freedom of speech. Even as he fights at the… Read More

January 3, 2024
Do the times try your soul? Both the condition and the cure can be found here

When the American revolutionary Thomas Paine penned the ageless words “These are the times that try men’s souls,” he also wrote the following phrase in reference to the Almighty, a fateful… Read More

December 18, 2023
Public Education
Missouri school choice program quietly swells in second year, but has lots of room for growth

Participation in Missouri’s school choice program has ballooned nearly 10% since its inaugural year – but parents and patrons need to know there’s still plenty of room for them to… Read More

November 7, 2023