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I felt the need to write a bit and tell about the first days after the election. On Wednesday, the day after, all of the House Republican members made quick recoveries from their watch parties and … more
Missouri is a red state. If there was any doubt about that at all, Republicans put it to rest Tuesday night. Not only did Missouri Gov. Mike Parson and his fellow GOP statewide officeholders … more
This week, I was extremely honored to be re-elected to serve the people of Missouri’s Third Congressional District. My family has called this area home for generations, and it is a great privilege … more
There are four Missourians who helped develop the systems that provide you with accurate and prompt election night returns. To understand this column, you need to realize that the results reported … more
To the Editor: Call me a naysayer if you must, but based upon Donald J. Trump’s steadfast aversion to reality, I foresee the transition between the president and president-elect being … more
To the Editor: Was sorry to read about Ron Lewis’ passing in your paper, we advertised in the Republican and in Mr. Lewis’ newspaper when my husband was in business and liked dealing with both … more
Dear Editor: I would like to take a moment to recognize an unsung faction of our public servants who work 13+ hours, face health-care risks and uncertain clientele. I’m talking about election … more
There are four Missourians who helped develop the systems that provide you with accurate and prompt election night returns. To understand this column, you need to realize that the results reported … more
As Americans eagerly anticipate a coronavirus vaccine, there’s troubling evidence that they’re failing to get inoculated against other infectious diseases. To get vaccination rates back where … more
I have a letter from an ex-employee of the Missouri Department of Conservation that outlines the Telecheck system and how it is used in rather nefarious ways by agents. These systems are now fairly … more
One of the benefits of attending a top-ranked university, like the University of Missouri in Columbia, is the speakers and entertainment they bring in. In my four years of attendance — plus … more
For two and a half years my Democratic colleagues put America through a fruitless politically motivated investigation of President Trump and his family. Rather than accepting the results of the 2016 … more
With everything going on in today’s busy world, it’s never a bad idea to unplug and relax for a bit. As the leaves begin to change and the days get a little cooler, our state’s natural … more
The recent thoughts written by others about the tragic death of Gov. Mel Carnahan two decades ago have prompted me to add some personal details. There was something about Carnahan that touched all … more
In the year 2020 it seems many need a civics lesson, not to mention training on how to be an adult. We live in a deeply divided nation and in that environment the country is also dealing with a … more
As the leaves begin to change and the days become shorter, my mind begins to drift to one of my favorite times of year — deer season. I cannot begin to convey how important this time … more
In the coming days, most Missourians will take a deep breath and try to put the election behind them. Members of the Legislature, however, will be heading back to work. The governor has … more
Years ago when I was younger and a limit of squirrels seemed much more important than it does today, I was quietly sneaking along a creek bottom in late October, watching the treetops for any … more
We’re down to the wire with the election in less than a week. The Democrats are hammering President Donald Trump on his response to the coronavirus. Mistakes have been made. This is always easy … more
Small businesses are the perfect example of the notion that with hard work, resourcefulness and an entrepreneurial spirit, anything is possible in America. They have always played a unique role in … more
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