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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
A few weeks ago I started the opening paragraph of this column by asking what kind of shape will our country be in one year from now. Which party will control Congress? What will inflation be … more
The Democrats would have us believe inflation is not too bad. Late last year they were even claiming that it’s “transitory” or temporary. That has become typical of how bad the … more
In 1951, my father bought a 160-acre farm between Brazito and Hickory Hill in southern Cole County. He paid $4,000 for the farm, which works out to be $25 an acre. It was a good cattle farm, with … more
The U.S. Supreme Court last week ruled that an assistant high school football coach from the state of Washington had the constitutional right to pray on the 50-yard line after high school football … more
This story began a long time ago — about 12,000 years ago to be a little more precise. At that time in the north of Africa was a desert — later to become known as the Sahara Desert … more
Our son-in-law Vince Rice announced this past weekend that he would be retiring from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, effective at the end of this month. Vince is 53 and has spent 32 years as a … 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
If you are a Republican or a conservative, you are without a doubt a racist. That is the prevailing view of Republicans and conservatives by the vast majority of folks working in our … more
Last week I started following the French presidential election. One of the first articles I read was an Associated Press (AP) story about the race, which told how close the two frontrunners were. … more
If you or a member of your family has been on the waiting list for an organ transplant, you know how long that wait can be. If you have a lot of money, however, an organ transplant can be arranged … more
Things are going poorly in Ukraine for both the Russians and Ukrainians. The Russians are demonstrating brutality and incompetence on a shocking scale, causing terrible suffering for Ukraine’s … more
The world has a Vladimir Putin problem. But much worse than the Putin problem is its Communist problem. Putin didn’t turn into a monster by chance. For years he has been a Communist, a … more
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