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The powers that Google and Facebook have over economic and political power in society — especially over the news industry — has caught the attention of lawmakers in Washington, … more
If you followed this year’s elections, at some point the question probably occurred to you: Why do people do this? The endless campaign events, the constant scrutiny…and … more
Veterans Day, November 11th, was an important day for every American and is intended to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love for their country, and willingness to serve and … more
Sheriffs across Missouri stand united to protect the citizens of Missouri and oppose Amendment 3 as it is written. Amendment 3 contains more than thirty pages of constitutionally created rights, with … more
On November 8th, Missourians have an opportunity to take a stand against the cannabis cartel seeking to clutter our Constitution with insider advantages, erosion of voter-approved safeguards, and … more
As the November general election approaches, I’ve been struck by the rise of an unusual type of news coverage. It’s focused not on the campaigns, but on the running of elections … more
Election Day is just over three weeks away and a lot has changed for voters since the last time they cast a ballot. A new elections law went into effect after the August primary election and, as … more
After three weeks of debate and negotiations, the Missouri legislature reauthorized targeted agricultural tax credits as part of a broad agriculture legislative package.  Most of the … more
If you ran out of gas, you used to have to hike to the nearest gas station, buy enough gas to get the car to the station, and carry it in a can back to the car. Now, with the miracle of cell phones, … more
  JEFFERSON CITY — While most Americans feel safest at home, research shows that three-quarters of fire deaths and injuries occur in our homes and that people are now more likely to die in … more
Every six minutes, someone in the United States dies from a drug-related overdose. On April 16, 2021, that someone was my brother. He was only 38 and left behind three young daughters, who … more
Summer temperatures are finally starting to taper off and combines are rolling across Missouri’s fields. From corn and soybeans to rice and cotton, this harvest will mark the end of an … more
The power of the sun to illuminate our day is without question. The power of the Sunshine Law to illuminate the work of our state and local governments through empowering citizens to have access … more
A few months ago, I wrote about the ridiculous overreach of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which is rolling out a plan to force companies to collect and publish information about their … more
JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Department of Agriculture is celebrating Farm Safety and Health Week now through Sept. 23, which has been recognized during the third week of September since being … more
Big Tech is strongly criticized in Congress these days, but it still has sway in Washington when it lobbies Congress to weaken the U.S. patent system. That’s bad news for … more
No matter your political leanings, nobody can deny that our lives rely on affordable and abundant energy. We need it for obvious things like fueling our cars and tractors, heating and cooling our … more
While Missouri is fortunate to have the budget reserves it currently does, this situation is temporary and is a result of short-term federal funds. Quite simply, relying on the current surplus … more
With the overturning of Roe vs. Wade, I have seen many posts on Facebook and news sites. I want to share my family’s story to add another perspective to the discussion. It has been tough to … more
Ahead of the first hearing of the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol, I had the opportunity — due to my more than 40 years in law enforcement … more
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