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The date was Saturday, Sept. 9, 1978. I was a freshman at the University of Missouri in Columbia playing a round of golf for my dormitory on the University’s course as part of an intramural … more
Many days have been important to history in my 60 plus years of life on this earth. I have no recollection of a large number of these.  On Nov. 22, 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald shot and killed … more
President Joe Biden’s poll numbers plunged to a dismal 41 percent approval, 55 percent disapproval in a recent national poll. This was before an ISIS-K terrorist bomber killed an estimated 70 … more
Have you ever thought about what it would be like to be rich? By this, I don’t mean not having to worry about money. I’m talking Thurston Howell III rich. Rich enough to employ servants … more
Perhaps the most dangerous movement the progressive element of the Democrat party is pushing today in America is critical race theory (CRT).  Before I go any further, let’s define what … more
For elections to work, we all need to trust the results — both the winner and loser. Former Secretary of State James A. Baker, III has pointed out that the winner of an election can always be … more
A parade without a marching band is like peanut butter without jelly, Sonny without Cher or Donnie without Marie.That something was missing last Thursday during the Gasconade County Fair Parade … more
Last Friday, an unidentified homeowner Tweeted a short video of a young boy on a scooter accompanied by a woman — presumably his mother — on a bike. The boy stops to pull a small American flag … more
I am proud to be an American and I am proud to live in rural Missouri where a significant majority agree with that statement. Over the weekend, Connie and I attended three 4th of July … more
In two columns from February 2020, I covered ways politicians and their family members get rich off their name and influence. And it’s all legal. This is so common among senior-level … more
Most of my favorite memories growing up include my father and my two grandfathers. They involve hunting, fishing and camping. I remember my parents being there for all my extracurricular achievements … more
Monday was Flag Day. Celebrated every June 14, it commemorates the adoption of the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States.  The Second Continental Congress, on June 14, … more
There is no denying it. Coco, the cat, was shot in cold blood. The crime happened towards the middle of the last century, located in a small rural community in central Missouri. The culprit was a … more
Democrats and their allies in the national media repeatedly claim that Republicans win close elections because of voter suppression. The source of the “suppression” are laws in states … more
Terrapenes, more commonly known as the box turtle, have an average life span of 50 years, with many reaching the centenarian mark. They are found in the wild exclusively in North … more
Cori Anika Bush represents Missouri’s 1st district in the U.S. House of Representatives after she upset 10-term incumbent Lacy Clay in the 2020 primary election. She was sworn into office on … more
I am not going to call President Joe Biden a liar in this column. Let’s say that his advisors and speechwriters gave him wrong advice and he passed it on. Maybe they are ignorant of the … more
A quick search on the Internet gives us these ten popular activities to do with your family on Mother’s Day weekend. Sip Tea Enjoy brunch at a local restaurant Hop along a wine … more
Two weeks ago, I struck a nerve with many Democrats when I dared to judge our current President, Joe Biden, with the same yardstick they beat Donald Trump over the head with for four long … more
In my formative years, and as a father of two Boy Scouts, I spent many nights away from the comforts of home in a collapsible shelter — more commonly know as a tent. These shelters have been … more
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