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.

Public Education
Race-based grading in this Chicago-area school? News report says yes, school says no

A Chicago-area high school is being accused of planning to no longer penalize students’ grades for missed assignments and classes, or for bad behavior, in order to eliminate what… Read More

May 31, 2022
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 and out of Facebook jail… Read More

May 23, 2022
‘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 cars, the Haven, Kansas city… Read More

May 23, 2022
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 Monday to remove the slogan… Read More

May 13, 2022
Culture, Opinion
‘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… Read More

May 9, 2022