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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
Two Georgia hospitals were recently fined $1.1 million for failing to publish their prices. The facilities had also ignored letters from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services asking them to … more
Is your family and freedoms important to you? Then, please understand the critical importance of these mid-term elections.  In 20 months, Democrats have taken our thriving economy to a … 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
Just about every American who was alive at the time remembers exactly where we were on September 11th, 2001. That tragic day shook New York City, Washington, D.C., Shanksville, Penn., and the entire … more
Big Tech is strongly criticized in Congress these days, but it still has sway in Washington when it lobbies Congress to weaken the U.S. patent system. That’s bad news for … 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
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
Affordability should never stand in the way of American students’ ability to receive the highest education possible. There’s a reason our country is called the “Land of … 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
No matter your political leanings, nobody can deny that our lives rely on affordable and abundant energy. We need it for obvious things like fueling our cars and tractors, heating and cooling our … more
It was mentioned a year or so ago that 4-H and FFA kids need to learn how to pay commissions on their animals at the fair, just like at the sale barns when you sell cattle or the central hog markets. … more
My dad was a small-town storekeeper in the years before and after WWII.  Born in 1898 he found himself too young to serve in the first War and too old for the second.  In rural communities … more
This past Monday marked the one year anniversary of one of the biggest foreign policy failures in our nation’s history: our rushed withdrawal from Afghanistan. Regardless of politics, I think … more
With the overturning of Roe vs. Wade, I have seen many posts on Facebook and news sites. I want to share my family’s story to add another perspective to the discussion. It has been tough to … more
Americans are witnessing the destruction of our Constitutional Republic by Democrats, wanting power over every aspect of our lives! When they use corrupt government agencies to criminalize parents as … more
Nobody of sane mind would throw gasoline on a burning house. You hopefully wouldn’t drive past a drowning swimmer in your boat. And you probably wouldn’t pour salt on a paper cut. That is … more
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