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With Labor Day behind us, we know we’re not too far from this fall’s mid-term elections. We could focus on a lot of issues that have been raised in the past two years and will be … more
A few weeks ago I started the opening paragraph of this column by asking what kind of shape will our country be in one year from now. Which party will control Congress? What will inflation be … more
In 1951, my father bought a 160-acre farm between Brazito and Hickory Hill in southern Cole County. He paid $4,000 for the farm, which works out to be $25 an acre. It was a good cattle farm, with … more
The U.S. Supreme Court last week ruled that an assistant high school football coach from the state of Washington had the constitutional right to pray on the 50-yard line after high school football … more
This story began a long time ago — about 12,000 years ago to be a little more precise. At that time in the north of Africa was a desert — later to become known as the Sahara Desert … more
Our son-in-law Vince Rice announced this past weekend that he would be retiring from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, effective at the end of this month. Vince is 53 and has spent 32 years as a … more
This is my first column in three weeks. I didn’t skip writing a column because I’m tired of writing it. It sure as hell wasn’t because of a lack of material. The fact of the matter … more
Things are going poorly in Ukraine for both the Russians and Ukrainians. The Russians are demonstrating brutality and incompetence on a shocking scale, causing terrible suffering for Ukraine’s … more
Sixty years ago when I was an economics student at St. Benedict’s College in Atchison, Kan. – now Benedictine College – we were taught that there were two kinds of inflation: … more
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