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Summer temperatures are finally starting to taper off and combines are rolling across Missouri’s fields. From corn and soybeans to rice and cotton, this harvest will mark the end of an … more
The power of the sun to illuminate our day is without question. The power of the Sunshine Law to illuminate the work of our state and local governments through empowering citizens to have access … more
A few months ago, I wrote about the ridiculous overreach of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which is rolling out a plan to force companies to collect and publish information about their … more
JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Department of Agriculture is celebrating Farm Safety and Health Week now through Sept. 23, which has been recognized during the third week of September since being … 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
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
Starting and growing a business is challenging, even in the best of times. But these are not the best of times, and Congress could soon make it even harder for small businesses to compete and … 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
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
Many years ago, I was in the audience when the Rev. Jesse Jackson, the legendary civil rights activist and election mobilizer, gave a speech. He often used the catchphrase, “Keep hope … more
Here’s a question: When was the last time at least half of Americans said the government in Washington could be trusted to do the right thing all or most of the time? It was right after … more
Some Woke activists suggested that Mother’s Day be called “Birthing Persons Day.” After all, some “pregnant persons” identify as men (or non-women) and don’t like … more
As Yogi Berra, baseball’s preeminent wit and philosopher, would say, “It’s déjà vu all over again.” Fifteen years ago, I wrote in this space about an attempt … more
Imagine your washing machine breaks. You ask the seller to replace it. They balk, claiming they don’t need to replace the defective machine, but you’re confident they are wrong. … more
Sunday was 529 Day, a day meant to highlight the opportunities available in state 529 plans. MOST 529 is Missouri’s 529 education plan. Named after Section 529 in the IRS tax code … more
Throughout its history, the United States has been blessed with men and women who have been willing to make incredible sacrifices in defense of the American dream. This land of the free has been … 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
Several days ago, a congressman had a nasty encounter with a rabid fox on the D.C. Capitol building grounds. Let’s trust that he is no worse for the wear. But the question lingers: How did the … more
If you get depressed easily, you may wish to skip this article. Our country has suffered inflationary bouts to various degrees throughout our history, with perhaps the most severe having occurred … more
The Civil Rights Movement was America’s greatest moral crusade, the culmination of years of determined citizen activism, leading to radical changes in the 1960s. And we didn’t just settle … more
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