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The month of May brings us flowers and Mother’s Day, along with high school and college graduations. What better time than now to discuss the state of education in America. There is one word … more
It may be hard for you to believe, but today where liberals and conservatives seem to always be at each other’s throats, there is a group of individuals who are not. This is an ensemble of … 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
Dear Editor: As Election Day 2020 approached many states looked for ways to accomplish their elections in the midst of the pandemic. Expanding voting time frames, neighborhood voter drop boxes, … more
Corporal Benjamin Cooper from Joplin dedicated his life to serving our country. Following his eight years of service in the United States Army, he moved to Missouri and joined the Joplin Police … more
Last Monday, an unprecedented and probably illegal leak from the Supreme Court of the United States brought the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling back into the news in a big way. When it comes to COVID-19, … more
As a lover of history books, my family knows what to give me on my birthday and Christmas. I have so much reading material by my bed that I asked everyone to hold back last Christmas. I just finished … more
Last Friday was Earth Day. Environmentalists have been telling us — for over 25 Earth Days — that carbon dioxide (CO2) is bad for the environment and that pollution from burning fossil … more
Over this past week, the Senate’s Appropriations committee has been working through the state’s proposed operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The committee has spent … more
An interesting thing happened after Russia invaded Ukraine. Though U.S. standing in the world had taken a knock after the much-needed but chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan, there was no question … more
The Easter District Work Period has been a very productive one around the Third District. Being home in Missouri and getting to catch up with many of you is my favorite part of the job. While the … more
After the SCOTUS hearings of Judge Ketanji Brown, I wondered what Senator Josh Hawley felt that the appropriate sentencing guidelines for sedition should be.  I was told that Senator … more
If the Ukrainian (UK) president in 1994, had known of Clinton’s financial and sexual scandals, do you think he would have returned the 1700 Soviet nukes left on Ukrainian soil?  The … more
We all have a problem with the current inflation numbers, and need to consider some facts about such.  Much of the inflation is due to a recovering economy.  7.9 million jobs have been … more
 Congress continues to relentlessly push immigration policies that’ll make Black Americans poorer. That’s not their stated goal, of course. But that’ll nevertheless be the … more
Mark 16: 5-6: “As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed. ‘Don’t be alarmed,’ he said. ‘You … more
You have no idea how it hurts an old time outdoorsman like me to roam the Ozarks and witness what is happening to the wild turkey. What hurts most is to know it is likely to be this way for years and … more
When I was a young lad of eight, my parents had a dilemma. It was the 1960s, and most adults over 21 smoked, including my parents. They knew it was a nasty habit, plus it was unhealthy.  The … more
I never thought I would see wild turkey flocks in the Ozarks drop to the level I have witnessed this past winter. It is a serious situation and state conservation departments from Oklahoma to Alabama … more
There are 18 states in America that are solid blue. In these states, Democrats control all levers of power. They run the government and write the laws.  With this control, Democrats cannot … more
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