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President Donald Trump’s recent news conference pronouncements involving allegations by federal-government whistle blower reminded me of my growing experience in Missouri’s statehouse by … more
Missouri's General Assembly faces historic challenges for the final three weeks of the 2020 regular session. The budget tops the list with a projected $1 billion or even higher revenue loss for … more
As area superintendents continue‌ ‌to‌ ‌navigate‌ ‌this‌ ‌historic‌ ‌COVID-19‌ ‌health‌ ‌challenge,‌ ‌nothing‌ … more
Over the past couple weeks I’ve been monitoring the situation with Owensville and the lack of EMS resources. Did you know that Owensville EMS has furloughed multiple full time … more
On Oct. 13, 2015 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said in an interview on CNN that “We should look to countries like Denmark, like Sweden.” I agree with Sanders, we need to be … more
Being in the beef business is not a get-rich-quick career. Building a quality cow herd takes time; requiring breeding cows, waiting nine months for a calf and then the calf is raised to be sold. All … more
To the Editor: As has been reported daily in the last few weeks, according to Republicans, Democrats have been picking on the President because they are upset about the 2016 election. Is this … more
The headline on the latest issue of GQ magazine’s cover is entitled “The New Masculinity Issue.” On the cover is a photo of Pharrell Williams — someone I have never heard of, … 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
My science curiosity perked up on news of a virus in China. There, 100 people a day died from a pneumonia-like disease. Now, the NY Times says 142 people died in the last 24 hours. To me, … more
To the Editor:   The title of this letter is a rephrasing of the old expression “You are what you eat,” meaning your diet absolutely informs your physical makeup. Eat … more
A recent lawsuit filed against the Missouri House has highlighted a growing conflict between demands for openness in government versus the expectation of Missouri citizens for personal … more
Numerous stories have appeared in the past week stating that crime has “surged” in Oklahoma following criminal justice reforms made in that state in 2017 by Republicans. The claim … more
Last Wednesday the St. Louis Post-Dispatch ran a photo on its front page that caught my eye — what it was meant to do. Maybe you saw it too. On April 21 there were demonstrations in downtown … more
After months of restrictions, Missouri is finally open for business once again. The last few months have brought nationwide unemployment to Great Depression-era levels which has obviously hurt our … more
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
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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
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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After months of restrictions, Missouri is finally open for business once again. The last few months have brought nationwide unemployment to Great Depression-era levels which has obviously hurt our … 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
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