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Four years ago, during the 2016 presidential election, then Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton warned America that if Donald Trump became president the economy “would throw us back into … more
Among other things, he has been described as ambitious, self-serving (a measure of narcissism), dominant and controlling. Many times he speaks — and tweets — without thinking. He is most … more
My column this week is directed toward those who consider themselves part of the Democrat party, specifically, in the four counties we cover, Maries, Osage, Gasconade and Franklin.  My … more
Many personalities in broadcast media do not pretend to hide their feelings of disdain — and downright hatred — for President Donald Trump, his policies or his … more
Have you ever forgotten your wedding anniversary or your wife’s birthday? It happens. If you are like me, it only happens once. I guess it can be excused. Anniversaries and birthdays, by … more
We in the newspaper business have been concerned about the ability of the United States Post Office to deliver the mail in a timely manner for as long as I can remember — specifically … more
As most of you know, we had a graphic story in last week’s newspapers. A lot of people are asking, “Why would you print such a horrendous story?” The reason is very … more
In 1935 — during the great depression — President Franklin D. Roosevelt introduced America to the “New Deal.” This was a reference to poker and the notion that some had been dealt a bad … more
Lawmakers continue to work toward a legislative solution that will help stem the rising tide of violent crime in Missouri, but this week the members of the Missouri House decided to hit the reset … more
I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation. That was how Martin Luther King, Jr. started his famous … more
Many parents are struggling with the idea of sending their children to school this year in our new coronavirus world. Alternatives include home-schooling, hiring private tutors or signing up for … more
There is little doubt if you and I would have grown up in the south as part of the white race before the civil war — you and me, Republican or Democrat, all of us — we would have fought … more
I have to admit that occasionally I have broken the speed limit. I know that to some of you that may come as a shock. Last month Connie and I spent 40 hours, and over 2,300 miles, in our … more
I seriously doubt that there are any statues of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi let alone streets or providences named after him in Iran. He was the last Shah of Iran, ruling that country from Sept. 16, … 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
If you’ve ever welcomed a new puppy into your house you can relate. This new addition to the family needs to be house trained. On the other hand, if you tolerate the puppy’s accidents on … more
Before the dawn of the digital camera, photographs in all newspapers required film, a dark room, plus chemicals for developing and fixing the film. To save money we purchased Kodak Tri-X 400 black … more
The First Amendment to the United States Constitution spells out five rights that are guaranteed by our government. If you ask any random person on the street what those rights are, most would … more
Each week this column averages a little over 700 words. At times a subject or idea will pop into my head that doesn’t need 700 words to explain. So for this column I decided to break it up into … more
It was the summer of 1969. I was just 9 years-old. Like most young boys I had two plastic models I had assembled — one of the Saturn Rocket and a second of the Lunar module — just like … more
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