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The world witnessed the failure of a planned economy with the collapse of the Soviet Union on Dec. 31, 1991. “The total number (of people) who died unnatural deaths under communist … more
On Nov. 22, 1963 — 60 years ago today — the 35th President of the United States was riding in the presidential limousine, a Lincoln with the top off, through the city of Dallas, Texas, … more
A s I grew up, my parents were proud season ticket holders to Mizzou Football at the University of Missouri in Columbia. This tradition lasted almost 30 years until they were priced out of the market … more
As one of my readers recently pointed out, “The first casualty of War is Truth,” — a 1918 quote attributed to Calif. Senator Hiram Warren Johnson. It turns out many antisemitics … more
When the Corps of Discovery Expedition, led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, met in St. Charles to start their journey up the Missouri River in 1804, the native Americans in the central part of … more
Over the last eight years, there has been an estimated 580 percent increase in Americans being taken hostage around the world, according to a report in the New York Times . Currently, over 50 … more
T he Palestinian Islamist terrorist group Hamas launched a surprise attack against Israel on Saturday, Oct. 7, where they executed, raped, tortured, beheaded, burned alive and kidnapped over a … more
E ven though Missouri is landlocked with no access to the ocean, I was fascinated with sailing ships as a young boy. My favorite models were not of cars, but of clippers (a fast sailing ship). … more
I t was a fellow journalist, short-story writer, and novelist Rudyard Kipling — the author of “The Jungle Book” — who is credited with being the originator of the phrase … more
Empathy — not to be confused with sympathy — is the capacity to understand another person’s point of view and, by extension, their suffering. According to thoughtco.com, … more
Elvis Presley fanatics only need to take a short one-day journey to Graceland in Memphis, Tenn., to realize their dreams. For a newspaperman/printer like myself, the ultimate pilgrimage is not … more
I’m not sure how much work 80-year-old President Joe Biden gets done — with more downtime than any of our previous commanders in chief — but his administration has been working … more
My childhood was in the 1960s and 70s. I spent much of that time playing outside in the dirt with my faithful dog, King. My kid sister, Denise and I built a tree house in a vacant lot behind our … more
S anctuary cities, counties, and states and communities calling for their police force to be defunded are witnessing their dreams come true. And those pursuits are coming back to bite them in the … more
E ach week I include a quote at the bottom of our front page — different for each of our three newspapers. While searching for an appropriate quote for last week’s publications, I … more
T he United States Constitution has proven to be one of the most remarkable political documents ever created. Still, there is no shortage of people with ideas to improve our constitution. I’m … more
T here are two types of people in this world, positive and negative. I have been a positive person with a sunny outlook on life for as long as I can remember. When someone asks me how I am doing, I … more
A merican history lists many great Native American Chiefs, including Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, Tecumseh, Geronimo and Cochise. Long before these great leaders was one honored by colonial Americans … more
M any of my readers may not be old enough, but I remember when the Vice-President of the United States was lambasted for mis-spelling a word. As a person who has always been a cacographer, I can … more
O n Friday, June 30, Maries County Deputy Tiffany Johnson pulled over a Penske rental truck traveling south on Highway 63. She initiated the stop after witnessing the box truck travel off the right … more
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