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O n Good Friday, April 8, 1966, Time magazine published its iconic cover with three simple words: Is God Dead? Today, 57 years later, many in our society have turned away from God. They don’t … more
The interim, the period of time between sessions, for this Missouri legislator is my time for cleaning up from the past session and preparing to start over for the next. The May 12 paper toss … more
On May 11, House Republicans passed a sweeping bill that, if enacted, would largely end the illegal immigration crisis. Of course, the legislation -- dubbed H.R. 2 -- stands little chance of … more
Millions of Americans will soon lose Medicaid coverage, as some pandemic-era provisions that kept people continuously enrolled in the program expire. But those who find themselves newly … more
I hope you had a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend. In St. Elizabeth we had a very nice Memorial Day service honoring the men and women who have given their lives for all of us. It is extremely … more
Across Missouri this weekend, families and friends gathered for barbeques, attending sports tournaments, perhaps heading to the lake for some fishing or boating, and students celebrate the school … more
In this past legislative session, one of the issues discussed was the Presidential Primary election cycle. One of the freshman legislators is a former political science professor, Representative … more
Missouri Farm Bureau (MOFB) applauds today’s (May 25, 2023) decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Sackett v. EPA. The Court took a crucial step forward by doing away with the flawed significant … more
The closing days of Missouri’s legislature were among the most dysfunctional I’ve covered in more than one half century. Filibusters by Senate Republican conservatives blocked action … more
It must be summer break for State Tech. No distracting and for some, painful traffic sounds on Main Street in Linn. Oh, don’t you just love it when you can finally open your office or home … more
What I am fixin’ to tell you now about a fascinating bird, is not what I learned from the ornithology professors in college and what they taught about the great blue heron, it is from what I … more
Dear Editor: I recently read an account of the Superior Court trial in Maricopa County, Ariz. dealing with the matter of whether signature verification really took place for some 300,000 mail-in … more
As we observe National Foster Care Month, Central Missouri Foster Care & Adoption Association reflects on the importance of the foster care system and its crucial role in the lives of children … more
We owe all American soldiers, that gave their lives, suffered disabilities/hardships, a thank you for defending our freedoms, that seems to have gone way off-track today! George Soros told Steve … more
If there was a Republican in the White House, virtually every Republican would vote in favor of raising the debt ceiling. Republicans only care about deficits and resultant debt when they are NOT in … more
I n conversations with Democrats, they try to explain their visceral hatred for President Donald Trump. Where did this hate come from? I think Trump has an inflated ego, is self-centered and … more
H ave you ever paid attention to the “fine print” at the bottom of some of the advertisements in the newspaper or, for that matter, any other print publication? I’m sure most … more
COLUMBIA — Missouri faces the largest shortage of behavioral health care providers in the U.S. Each of Missouri’s 99 rural counties is a designated Mental Health Professional … more
Before I get into this week’s column topic, I want to provide a quick update on President Biden’s mortgage “equity” plan I wrote about two weeks ago. After pushback from … more
A collared dove came up to visit Lightnin’ Ridge yesterday. My wooded ridgetop is of little interest to him as far as a nesting site. Mourning doves fly up here and feed on bird-feeder seed … more
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