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Last week I argued that climate “alarmists” continually fail in their doom and gloom predictions. I need to walk that back.  I found one area where their predictions of doom and … more
To the Editor: First let me say, I love the Gasconade County Republican, which I have been reading since I was old enough to read, nearly 70-years. I am thankful that my hometown has a newspaper … more
I’ve been asked to meet with Governor Parson and a small group of legislators in early August to discuss our legislative agenda prior to a Special Session. The special session will likely … more
The smell of fried food moving throughout the grounds, the sight of children riding a roller coaster and the sound of families enjoying themselves on a warm summer’s night — fair season … more
COLUMBIA — The countdown to next year’s 50th anniversary of the Missouri Sunshine Law will begin with a salute to three Sunshine Heroes — two individuals and an organization — … more
Last month President Joe Biden declared that climate change had reached “code red for humanity. This is an emergency, and I will look at it that way,” the president said during a speech … more
I now have a granddaughter in the “terrific” twos. You read that right — terrific, not terrible. Of course, it is at age two that children begin to extend their boundaries. On … more
In today’s day and age, it isn’t popular to be an elected official.  We often get blamed for problems we didn’t cause, and we get second-guessed every time we vote on an … more
Many years ago, I was in the audience when the Rev. Jesse Jackson, the legendary civil rights activist and election mobilizer, gave a speech. He often used the catchphrase, “Keep hope … more
The word woke first appeared in the New York Times 1962 essay by William Melvin Kelley. It was added to the Merriam-Webster and Oxford dictionaries in 2017. “The word woke became entwined … more
The sun is out, the temperatures are up and the smell of kettle corn is in the air, which can mean only one thing — it’s fair season once again. To me, local fairs are some of the best … more
Summer break is about over and the thought of adding more debt to the student loans is a little stressful. Maybe there’s a little relief. Thanks to new funding allocated by the General … more
Google and Facebook have enormous economic and political power in society — especially over the news industry.  Many ask if they have played a role in the misinformation that erodes our … more
Here’s a question: When was the last time at least half of Americans said the government in Washington could be trusted to do the right thing all or most of the time? It was right after … more
Time and time again, supposedly “educated” adults show their ignorance when it comes to the government of the United States of America. Let me clarify a couple of items. First, the … more
If you’re taking shelter indoors during the heat of the day, maybe it would be worth your time to get online and check to see if you, your family, or maybe a friend is one of the Missourians … more
To the Editor: Weasels use weasel words and behave…weaselly. That is exactly what the previously disgraced-from-office Eric Greitens is doing these days as he slinks away from his latest … more
Some of the most successful movies in 1972 were The Godfather, Deliverance,  and The Poseidon Adventure. Ranked number 13 in popularity for 1972 films by IMDb.com was a coming-of-age western, … more
Each legislative session, the General Assembly faces the challenge of addressing any number of important issues facing our state. While the issues often vary, at the heart of the work we do in the … more
In 2017, the Supreme Court decided a case that involved a school playground resurfacing program provided by the state of Missouri. Trinity Lutheran School sought a state grant, which was generally … more
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