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.

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
Missouri attorney general joins in warning Target its ‘Pride’ merchandise for kids may violate child-protection laws

Missouri’s attorney general has joined six other AGs in warning Target its Pride merchandise may violate child-protection laws, Fox Business reported Thursday. The seven AGs also noted company officials “may… Read More

July 7, 2023
Judge blocks Biden admin from colluding with Big Tech social media, in staggering injunction sought by Missouri, Louisiana

A federal judge Tuesday blocked the Biden administration from content-related contact with social media firms, as part of Missouri’s lawsuit alleging the government colluded with the companies to impede and… Read More

July 5, 2023