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The 118th Congress is now fully underway, and the change of control of the House of Representatives is on full display. As I discussed in last week’s bulletin, the first bill the House passed … more
I’ve been looking forward to the Governor’s State of the State address. After listening to his priorities for the 2023 legislative session, I’m concerned the spending the Governor … more
The only reason I feel Trump would seek office, is because he loves America. Those exposed to foreign countries know how lucky we are! Trump opposed the World Economic Forum’s authoritarian … more
As Connie and I raised our three children almost 30 years ago, we brought them up the best way we knew how. Part of that job is protecting their innocence. Like most parents, we wanted them to … more
Ralph Voss’ column about the weather last week was quite interesting.  We certainly do remember the winter of 1983. It was the winter following the May 1, 1983 tornado that destroyed all … more
I think most of America would agree the IRS could use some lessons in efficiency. As with most government agencies, it’s riddled with red tape and bureaucracy. The pandemic put a spotlight on … more
One of my favorite stories from the late Zig Ziglar is entitled “The Balloon Salesman.” Many years ago, a balloon salesman was selling balloons on the streets of New York City. When … more
 The start of session begins with some housekeeping procedures, followed by the creation of committees. It is a great honor for me, as a sophomore, to be selected as a committee chair of the … more
Ex-President Trump’s tax returns have been released, having been delayed for about six years.  We now know that his tax returns never were under audit, and so often claimed.  I … more
Hotels are the most popular vacation accommodation in the United States. To meet this demand, over 91,000 hotels and motels have 9 million rooms available for use every day of the year. According … more
The fall of 2023 will be the 50th anniversary of the legislative birth of Missouri’s Sunshine Law that provides the public with sweeping rights to documents, voting records and meetings of … more
Have you ever purchased a product or service at the recommendation of a celebrity spokesperson? Many of us have. Nothing helps sell a product like a celebrity endorsement. One that comes to mind … more
Let’s get one thing straight, politicians lie. No matter what their political leanings, they lie, believing that many, if not most, voters will never discover the truth.  There is one … more
Francis B. Church, editor of the New York Sun in 1897, printed his reply to a little girl’s question, “Is there a Santa Claus?” And “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa … more
Some believe there are no significant differences between the two major political parties in the United States. They are mistaken. There are five main differences in what the left stands for … more
I want to organize society into three groups for this week’s column. First are those who have never heard of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The second group includes Catholics and non-Catholics who … more
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
Throughout the course of the current presidential campaign, President Trump has expressed concern about the threat of Democrats stealing the election. His concerns are well founded. This is the story … more
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