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.

Government employee blasts Greene County commissioners as ‘bigots’ for not funding LGBTQ group with outreach to young children

A local health department spokesman called his county commissioners “bigots” for not approving a grant to an LGBT organization because of its “outreach” to kids ages 5-11. In an email… Read More

August 17, 2023
Public Education
Kansas City-area school district awarded grant to create ‘gender-affirming closet’ to hide gender identity from parents, but later rejects it

The Kansas City-area Liberty Public Schools was awarded, but has rejected, a grant to create a “gender-affirming closet” for students to presumably hide their gender identity from their parents. The… Read More

August 7, 2023
Drag queens staging all-day show with ‘kids dance party’ in Wisconsin public park Saturday; protest planned

Drag queens are putting on an “all ages” show in a Wisconsin public park Saturday that features not only the usual raunchy burlesque and drag story hour but also a… Read More

July 26, 2023
Public Education
Education expert Corey DeAngelis warns the nation’s ‘rising tide of mediocrity’ in public education has become a tsunami, in live interview at Herzog

The danger to our children and our country from a failing education system has only mushroomed through the years, a new book urgently warns.  Indeed, four decades after our being… Read More

July 22, 2023
‘Unlimited abortions’: Kansas sees record increase in abortions, as it deregulates while other states up regulations post-Roe

Kansas is becoming the abortion hub of the Midwest, with a record increase in the state’s aborted babies in 2022. And with 69% of those abortions being performed on out-of-staters,… Read More

July 19, 2023