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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
The COVID-19 lockdown has its benefits: a chapter a day of the unabridged version of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s The Gulag Archipelago, a study in fear and redefined “normal” values, among many … more
Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket.” This saying goes at least as far back as Don Quixote, written in 1615, and is probably much older. While the proverb’s wisdom is obvious to anyone … more
I can see it now. To appease protesters — so they don’t feel threatened and unsafe — everything in the future will be named with numbers, similar to the numbers on our credit … more
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