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Since 1812 there have been several attempts to terrorize or overthrow the government of the United States with violent attacks on our capitol. I covered this in detail in my column dated Jan. 20, … more
Thanksgiving is America’s oldest holiday. It encompasses all races, religions and cultures. Most families, including my own, have Thanksgiving traditions.  The Wall Street Journal also … more
Last Thursday, Nov. 3, was the “International Day against Violence and Bullying,” as declared by UNESCO. According to verywellmind.com, “Bullying is the repeated infliction of harm … more
The Missouri Democrat Party is trying to scare voters with false claims. Last week most Missourians received  flyers in the mail attacking Eric Schmitt for banning abortions in … more
In my last two columns, I have given several reasons why I believe legalizing marijuana for personal use is wrong. But I understand that most Missouri citizens have a different opinion. So, on … more
With any law or constitutional amendment, there are always — always — unintended consequences. Here in Missouri, we are fortunate. We can learn from other states. The state of Colorado … more
When I was around 10-years-old, my little sister and I — learning the harmful effects of nicotine at school — convinced our parents to quit smoking. The decline of cigarette smoking, … more
Starting in the mid-16th century, young aristocrats — mainly from Britain — took extended trips around Europe to complete their education. It was called the Grand Tour. The goal of … more
I love a good book on history. One of my favorite historical authors is Hampton Sides. I have read all four of his books. My first book by Sides was “Hellhound on his Trail.” This … more
Young adults growing up in America repeatedly hear from politicians, educators and social media that capitalism is wrong. Capitalism receives blame for everything, including climate change, the … more
I graduated from high school in May of 1978, ready to transition to college life at Mizzou and study my chosen profession of journalism. I was prepared to move on from my job as the custodial … more
I heard this quote on the radio last week; “Republicans believe Democrats are people with bad ideas, Democrats believe Republicans are evil.” Last Thursday, President Joe Biden, in a … more
Local Democrats have often told me I need to be less divisive in my weekly column. One letter to the editor stated, “ Tearing down the other side, whether its one’s spouse or a person of … more
It was the summer of my sophomore year in college when I cut the strings from my parents and became independent. That was the summer I signed up to sell books door-to-door for Southwestern Publishing … more
Last week I argued that climate “alarmists” continually fail in their doom and gloom predictions. I need to walk that back.  I found one area where their predictions of doom and … more
Last month President Joe Biden declared that climate change had reached “code red for humanity. This is an emergency, and I will look at it that way,” the president said during a speech … more
I now have a granddaughter in the “terrific” twos. You read that right — terrific, not terrible. Of course, it is at age two that children begin to extend their boundaries. On … more
The word woke first appeared in the New York Times 1962 essay by William Melvin Kelley. It was added to the Merriam-Webster and Oxford dictionaries in 2017. “The word woke became entwined … more
Time and time again, supposedly “educated” adults show their ignorance when it comes to the government of the United States of America. Let me clarify a couple of items. First, the … more
Some of the most successful movies in 1972 were The Godfather, Deliverance,  and The Poseidon Adventure. Ranked number 13 in popularity for 1972 films by IMDb.com was a coming-of-age western, … more
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