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.

AG: Missouri’s landmark injunction halting Biden administration censorship of conservatives clears the path for free speech in 2024 election

Missouri’s historic injunction against Biden administration censorship of online conservative speech, upheld by an appeals court Friday, sets the rules of engagement for the 2024 election decidedly in favor of… Read More

September 12, 2023
Public Education
Missouri Democrat blocks national school choice expert online but can’t escape public backlash against her anti-choice hypocrisy

A heated debate on school choice took place over the weekend on a Missouri Democrat’s social media page – though she quickly blocked the national expert who called her out… Read More

September 11, 2023
Public Education
Missouri parents should beware of ‘social-emotional learning’ standards and effects on children, say battle-scarred parents, U.S. senator

Missouri parents had better be aware – or be wary – of the state’s move to ramp up “social-emotional learning” (SEL) in its public schools. That’s the message from Missouri… Read More

September 8, 2023
Christian Schools
Christian Teacher of the Year: Science teacher Diane Carter uses ‘Creature Feature’ to help students look through creation to see the Creator

Imagine walking out of a building and finding a crowd of people looking up at something. What do you do? You join them, of course. “You always look at what… Read More

September 5, 2023
Judge allows Missouri ban on gender-altering treatments for minors to take effect on Monday

A judge has refused to block a Missouri law prohibiting any new gender-altering treatments for minors. The law now goes into effect as scheduled on Monday. St. Louis Circuit Judge… Read More

August 25, 2023