To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Friday, August 12, 2022


On The Road: Day Two


Kansas may be better known these days for wingnuts like Republican House Speaker Mike O’Neal, but longtime Observer contributor Richard L. Fricker discovered some political gems at the Prairie Museum in Colby, KS on Day Two of his annual road trip, this time from Oklahoma to the Rockies. The museum pays homage to Kansas’ favorite son Dwight Eisenhower, to a visit by FDR and and to Colby’s first World War II casualty, a sailor assigned [ironically] to the USS Oklahoma who was killed at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

Check back for Richard’s regular reports in the days ahead to learn what’s on the minds of Americans in towns along his route.

Fricker’s latest book, The Last Day of the War, is available at

Arnold Hamilton
Arnold Hamilton
Arnold Hamilton became editor of The Observer in September 2006. Previously, he served nearly two decades as the Dallas Morning News’ Oklahoma Bureau chief. He also covered government and politics for the San Jose Mercury News, the Dallas Times Herald, the Tulsa Tribune and the Oklahoma Journal.