Here is a sampling of social media comments about stories from across the state:

We looked at how an editorial about Mike Pompeo played across the state.

Ottawa Herald Facebook:

Marlene Bender: I like him and I am proud

Chris Johnston (Marlene Bender): even though he’s proud of torture, asked Trump to fire the man who was investigating him, and was holding “dinners” on your dime and mine in government buildings that were all about building a base for a possible campaign? All of which are wrong and most of which are criminal?

Leilani Hitchcock-Kramer: I’m proud of his work. Keep up the good fight Mike Pompeo!

Geoff Hanson: He’s an embarrassment to KS and the country. A Trump lackey. He needs to resign.

Anne Patrick: Awesome job Mike! Keep it up!

Sheryl DePriest: Idiotic Republicans are destroying this country! Thousands are dead from a pandemic could have been prevented, the economy is destroyed, thousands out of work, so many people don't know when their next paycheck is coming. Life as we know it is over. We are only #1 in the world now in Covid19 fatalities. Thanks a lot, Republicans.

Dodge City Daily News Facebook:

Ashley Flowers: I'd love to see Pompeo back in Kansas! Leavenworth, Kansas.

Scott Alexander (Ashley Flowers): only if his bedfellows were Obama, Hillary Clinton, James Comey, John Brennan, James Clapper, Susan Rice, Peter Strzok, Rod Rosenstein, Sally Yates and Lisa Page.

Kent Ross: Another tRump crony...

Jim Johnson: Dodge City Lefty Globe...

Hays Daily News Facebook:

Dennis Marilyn Dryden: Editorial board, just try walking in the same shoes and then report how well you didn't do after all. Easy to complain but harder to contribute positively!

John Petty: Fancy dinners at the State Department! Good shoes to be in!

Jean Leavitt-Walker: Oh puhleeeze! He’s doing a fantastic job! You go Mike!

Larry Dreiling: Try a polka band instead of a harpist.

Mark Grieve: Can’t stand the man

Hutchinson News Facebook:

Ken Raney: Actually, he is doing a superb job. Guess it depends on your world view!

Kathy McGillivray: This Kansan is extremely proud of Sec. Pompeo and President Trump!!!

Laura Baughman Bloss: A little full of himself?? He's a disgrace.

Ann Wilson: Well said. Pompeo has been a disgrace for years. Just another corrupt cronie of Donnie's.

Salina Journal Facebook:

David Fox: typical demo response if things are not done the way they think but don't have the brains or guts to run for office well I'm sorry just thought about NP no brains just money.

Rick Vignery: You’re looking at the next President of the United States after Trump is done. He’s doing a great job!

Laura Alexander: Shhhhh...don't tell the Trump true believers that. HE IS EXACTLY the type they love - corrupt, hateful, self-serving, and entitled. HE IS THEM.

Kay Jones: I'm proud of him and I live in Kansas so don't put us all in your opinion basket