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We all remember the same story we were told as a young child about Thanksgiving — in a nutshell; the Pilgrims invited the Indians over for a big feast to thank them for teaching them how to … more
In 1620, a group of travelers aboard a small ship called the Mayflower landed on what would one day be known as Plymouth. They had already faced an arduous 66-day-long journey across the Atlantic, … more
It’s a cliché to say that everything’s connected. But we live in a world where this is clearly true. Ideas, goods, services, workers, tourists, commerce, communications, drugs, … more
As are you likely aware, this morning House Democrats unfortunately passed their massive socialist spending bill. This multi-trillion-dollar tax and spend spree could not come at a worse time, as … more
A recent New York Times article about U.S. Supreme Court edits of wording mistakes reminded me about how Missouri’s Supreme Court has dealt with legislative mistakes. The New York Times … more
A truth stands the test of time. That is how you know it is a truth. A truth cannot change. If it did, it would have been proven to be false. Just over 60 years ago, the column below appeared on … more
A recent New York Times article about U.S. Supreme Court edits of wording mistakes reminded me about how Missouri’s Supreme Court has dealt with legislative mistakes. The New York Times … more
Missouri is home to more than 400,000 veterans who have served our nation honorably in every war from World War II and Vietnam to most recently fighting in the War on Terror in the Middle East. We … more
A  recurring theme in western movies as I grew up was the ‘hired gun.’ Perhaps one of the best was the classic movie The Magnificent Seven — appraised as one of the greatest … more
Every year, on the 11th day of the 11th month, Americans pause to honor and remember those who bravely served our country in the armed services. Today known as Veterans Day, this occasion was … more
As of November 2021, a majority of developing countries have vaccinated less than a quarter of their populations. The Biden administration needs to immediately convene an accelerated global … more
The humorist Will Rogers was once asked about those who, like him, had not worn the uniform of the United States armed forces, “We can’t all be heroes,” he said. “Someone has … more
This week is National Veterans Small Business Week – a wonderful intersection between small businesses who keep our local economies thriving and our nation’s veterans who have sacrificed … more
Contrary to popular opinion, candy manufactures did not invent Halloween. That’s not to say, like any good business, they don’t take advantage of a good opportunity. Halloween began in … more
For the first time in 20 years, we celebrate Veterans Day in relative peace. On Nov. 11, 1918, Ralph Lindsey wrote from his hospital bed in France “Armistice signed at 11 o’clock. … more
As our country emerges from the longest war in its history, the 4.5 million veterans who served during this period are poised to lead our workforce — and the U.S. economy — into the next … more
I write this column about Todd Akin hoping it provides readers a better perspective about journalists and public officials, but also that it might encourage politicians and public officials to be … more
The United States of America is a country of laws. Integrity in our justice system is what holds us together. In theory, no one is above the law.  Unfortunately, that is not always the case. … more
One of the biggest costs to Missouri is the state’s Medicaid program, also known as MO HealthNet. The program covers qualified medical expenses for eligible Missourians, including those with … more
I write this column about Todd Akin hoping it provides readers a better perspective about journalists and public officials, but also that it might encourage politicians and public officials to be … more
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