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To the Editor: Last week’s editorial page offered a glaring contrast in approaches to the divisiveness in our country. The local Democrats Club lobbied for open minds, open hearts as the … more
The coronavirus pandemic has affected each of us in ways too numerous to count. No one could have predicted more than a year ago after our state’s first positive case in St. Louis County that we … more
President Joe Biden signed several executive orders in the Rose Garden last week concerning gun control. “Cities across the country experienced historic spikes and homicides. As law enforcement … more
China has a population of 1.4 billion. An estimated 6.6 percent of the population are members of the Chinese Communist Party. That means there are some 91.9 million party members in China. That’s … more
Missouri schools closed last April in an effort to slow the spread of the virus and keep teachers, students and their families safe in the early days of the pandemic and the unknowns it posed. While … more
In recent years, black vultures have been extending their range into southern Missouri. A cousin of the more-common turkey vulture, these aggressive birds with a five-foot wingspan are now a common … more
This week, my colleague and I gave initial support to legislation that would exempt the federal stimulus payments received by Missourians from state income tax. The bill is similar to one approved by … more
In recent decades, I believe executive overreach and the abuse of presidential powers have threatened our country’s system of federalism and checks and balances. From where I stand, this is no … more
To the Editor: Today was the home opener of baseball season in St. Louis...an unofficial holiday on the local calendar. One of the Post Dispatch’s writers, Ben Hochman, returned to Busch Stadium … more
While playing politics with healthcare in Missouri is certainly nothing new, holding Missouri Medicaid hostage over basic birth control is a stunning — and consequential — shift. As captured … more
Many in the Democrat party have been showing their hypocrisy lately when it comes to their professed belief in science. As I pointed out in this column two weeks ago, teacher unions — giving … more
This past week, I had the opportunity to vote on Missouri’s state operating budget for Fiscal Year 2022. I’m proud to announce that my colleagues and I approved a fiscally conservative budget … more
I’m sure for many of us the thought of retirement conjures up images of beach vacations and lounging around in the sun without a care in the world. While hopefully retirement is enjoyable and … more
Rural small businesses have two more months to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), to keep their workforce employed and to cover normal operating expenses during this ongoing COVID-19 … more
Our Founding Fathers were men of diverse backgrounds and education, but all believed in truth. As Thomas Jefferson stated: “If we are to guard against ignorance and remain free, it is the … more
Luke 24:6-7: “He is not here; he has risen!” Today is Good Friday, the day when Jesus suffered and died on the cross to save us from our sins. It seems ironic that a day with such tragedy be … more
On March 31, the last two Americare communities conducted the final of their three COVID-19 vaccine clinics. With these clinics, each community has now administered vaccines to every resident and … more
March 16 dawned with the promise of a beautiful day. It turned out to be that in more ways than one. We met at the home of Susie Kleffner for a wonderful breakfast. Those present were Lucy … more
Every day, the men and women of law enforcement wake up, put on their uniforms, hug their families goodbye and head to a job where they don’t know if the day’s events will allow them to return to … more
Last year this week the unthinkable happened — Governor Mike Parson issued a stay-at-home order, because of the coronavirus, closing our churches and in affect canceling holy … more
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