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To the Editor: The recent news regarding our President and his wife is evidence enough that no one is immune from contracting this virus. How many more examples do elected leaders need to convince … more
The country was cool and green as we wound our way down the state and county roads. The green of the trees is starting to fade but no color has yet appeared. The road sides are graced with the … more
As your state senator, it is important for me to know the priorities of the elected officials that are a part of my district. I reached out to every councilmember, mayor, alderman, etc., in the … more
I think if it stays cool I may go out and bow-hunt on the backside of my place, along the oak-hickory ridge where acorns are dropping. I am going to be sitting in a tree-stand hunting whitetail deer. … more
Many personalities in broadcast media do not pretend to hide their feelings of disdain — and downright hatred — for President Donald Trump, his policies or his … more
2020 has been a trying year. The coronavirus has taken American lives, shuttered businesses, caused children to fall behind in school and forced hardworking Americans who have lost their jobs to … more
Missouri’s recent veto session was another chapter in a long and fascinating legislative history. Until the 1970s, there were no veto sessions. Instead, prior versions of the state Constitution … more
Freedom is as precious as life itself. But its true value is rarely appreciated by people unless it is either threatened or lost. Although the human spirit yearns for freedom, tyrannical regimes … more
I’m a firm believer in America as a land of opportunity. I’m also a firm believer in the opportunities the land provides us. Here in Missouri, agriculture contributes an estimated $88 billion … more
It probably feels like the 2020 elections have been going on for years, and in a sense they have. Ever since Donald Trump won the presidency in 2016, the political world has been girding for this … more
Despite two prior court rulings on Amendment 3 ballot language, the “No on 3” campaign notes this week that “false and misleading ballot language for Amendment 3 was distributed to voters in … more
Have you ever forgotten your wedding anniversary or your wife’s birthday? It happens. If you are like me, it only happens once. I guess it can be excused. Anniversaries and birthdays, by … more
The COVID death rate in the United States is one of the highest in the world, even with our advanced medical care delivery and resources. Many less affluent countries have death rates 20 times lower … more
Substance abuse and mental health issues affect millions of American families nationwide, and unfortunately, Missouri is no exception. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s 2018 data, … more
The Missouri General Assembly hit two birds with one stone this past week, as lawmakers completed the annual veto session and wrapped up work on an extra session called by the governor. The annual … more
Hooper’s shirt says it all: “He’s talking to us, are we listening?” Think About It! -PRAY- Look at the world today!” more
To the Editor: If you’re looking for a smoking gun reason to decide whether or not to vote for Donald Trump his ego may have provided it, on tape. In interviews with the highly respected … more
I wonder why Mrs. Schnieders chose to say the “bastardly Democrats.”  Labels such as that are a propaganda technique.  Over the last 50 years, the Republicans have had 149 … more
Members of the Missouri General Assembly wrapped up their work this week on an extra session called to combat violent crime in our state. During the session, called by the governor, lawmakers passed … more
I wonder why Mrs. Schnieders chose to say the “bastardly Democrats.”  Labels such as that are a propaganda technique.  Over the last 50 years, the Republicans have had 149 … more
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