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While it’s no secret that Covid has upended almost every aspect of life in 2020, perhaps no one has faced as many unique challenges and disruptions as U.S. teachers, educators, parents, and … more
The truth has been out there and largely ignored by the mainstream media. Why? Because the truth goes against the political agenda of the left and more specifically Black Lives Matter. Let’s … more
Joe Biden won’t become President of the United States for a few weeks yet, but it’s fair to say he’s already feeling the pressures of the office. I think being president-elect may be the second … more
If you pay attention to global affairs, you know that increasing numbers of people believe U.S. leadership in the world is coming to an end and the West more broadly is being eclipsed. I think … more
When the history of this era is written, special attention should be reserved for the prominent U.S. politicians who dismissed or misrepresented the COVID-19 pandemic for political purposes. The … more
If it was not enough for small businesses to be suffering due to the pandemic, now they are threatened by an attack on our democracy. The public knows why the virus is a critical problem for small … more
I know that many businesses across our state are working hard to keep their doors open. While their business plans may differ, from retail to service, restaurants to grocers, our businesses have one … more
How about some good economic news? According to the just released 2020 edition of Economic Freedom of North America, Missouri ranks as the 12th most economically free state in the country. It is … more
As Americans eagerly anticipate a coronavirus vaccine, there’s troubling evidence that they’re failing to get inoculated against other infectious diseases. To get vaccination rates back where … more
As the Senate held hearings and debated the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, attention understandably focused on the policy implications of a sixth conservative … more
Freedom is as precious as life itself. But its true value is rarely appreciated by people unless it is either threatened or lost. Although the human spirit yearns for freedom, tyrannical regimes … more
It probably feels like the 2020 elections have been going on for years, and in a sense they have. Ever since Donald Trump won the presidency in 2016, the political world has been girding for this … more
Despite two prior court rulings on Amendment 3 ballot language, the “No on 3” campaign notes this week that “false and misleading ballot language for Amendment 3 was distributed to voters in … more
The COVID death rate in the United States is one of the highest in the world, even with our advanced medical care delivery and resources. Many less affluent countries have death rates 20 times lower … more
What a great country we are! Where else do we have immigrants from around the world who stood in line for years or risked their lives to be part of the U.S. and also mobs of people who want to … more
Well, after last Saturday (Aug. 29) no one can say that racism is not alive and well in the Owensville, Rosebud, Gerald area. No one can say that what happened  in Rosebud in 2014 when the … more
We are a nation adrift. Even before the pandemic and George Floyd’s death, the US was piling on problems with little sense that we had either the leadership or the political will to address … more
So you’re registered to vote. You’ve heard a lot about different ways to vote in the November election. If you haven’t decided whether to cast your ballot in person or not, don’t wait too … more
I’ve lost track of the times over the years I’ve heard a politician say, “This is the most important election of my lifetime.” In fact, I’ve said it myself. And I’m sure we all believed … more
On Aug. 5, lawmakers from around the state returned to Jefferson City to resume the extra legislative session called by the governor. In his call for an extra session, the governor outlined six … more
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