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On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Most think of Florida and Louisiana when you think of Hurricane Katrina, especially New Orleans. The unfortunate … more
To the Editor: The news we received in recent weeks is dominated by reports about the corona 19 virus and how we should respond to it. I listen to the recommended guidelines and try to follow … more
Dear Mr. Warden: Your March 18 Editorial/Opinion in the March 18th edition of the Unterrified Democrat is irresponsible and dangerous to public health. By encouraging people to continue with … more
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Hello Mr. Warden, Regarding your article that includes the statement “I’m not letting this new strain of flu scare me or affect my actions”  could not be more insensitive … more
I don’t want anyone to misinterpret what I’m saying in this column. I’m not saying authorities are overreacting and I’m certainly not saying that people should not take … more
Unclean. Unclean. Unclean. Because Connie and I traveled to the state of Illinois last week we are suddenly being treated by some like we are lepers. Some people seem to believe that because we … more
A Missouri incident nearly a decade ago demonstrates the danger of politicians trying to control health information as the administration of President Donald Trump has done to deal with the … more
To the Editor: Do you want the person cleaning your teeth, flipping your burgers and picking your strawberries to be sick with no health insurance? This coronavirus epidemic has made me think … more
One million, expressed as a number, is 1,000,000 and has six zeroes. One billion, expressed as a number, is 1,000,000,000 and has nine zeroes. One trillion, expressed as a number is … more
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My friend and photojournalism mentor, Duane Dailey, has written his final column, ending a Missouri journalism career spanning more than 55 years. His death March 10 came rather suddenly, … more
Trying to find a story on a national newscast or website that isn’t about the coronavirus is like trying to whistle with your mouth full of saltine crackers. It’s not impossible, but … more
To the Editor: Recently, we in the Gasconade County Democrats Club suggested that the corrosive, gut-level divide in our country is deeper than mere policy differences between the left and right, … more
To the Editor: Your editorial on “soft corruption in national politics” is a good example of “soft corruption” in journalist fairness. You begin your article with … more
Negativity is all around us. Environmentalists tell us the world is coming to an end because of climate change. Democrats are afraid that President Donald Trump will become another Adolf Hitler. And … more
Safety rises in my attention span, for self and others. Lots of threats exist, but we must not panic but prioritize and continue. The farm-boy ethic of no sick day just might not be wise. Farm boys … more
Many times when someone decides to run for a national political office the reason they give for running is to serve humanity and make the country a better place to live. But politicians in a … more
In a recent letter to the editor, entitled “You are what you swallow,” the Democratic Club’s premise works both ways. It seems to me they are swallowing whatever the national … more
To the Editor: The USA has two problems. Actually more than two but I don’t have time to solve all of them today. 1) China has become a single source of failure to the global (especially … more
Spring sprung. Winter fled. Four robins in my front yard wouldn’t lie to me! They hopped about looking for worms in 52-degree weather. I’m sure these early migratory arrivals were shocked … more
Because of President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, the American public has become educated about Hunter Biden. Specifically the enormous income he made in the countries of Ukraine and … more
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