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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
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
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
The year was 1978. I was a new high school graduate and found myself a first-year student at the University of Missouri, Columbia — my father’s alma mater. Overall I’m an … more
I am woman hear me roar in numbers too big to ignore. I remember when Hellen Reddy’s song “I am woman” soared to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1972.  That song … more
Democrats must be confused. A story the liberal media told them before the 2020 Presidential election was refuted last week by the New York Times — 17 months after the story appeared in the New … more
The February Reader’s Digest includes an article on how humanities’ life expectancy has increased dramatically over the last 200 years from 30 to 83 years. There are many reasons for … more
The envelope please: What are two musical artists and one band friends introduced me to in the late 70s and early 80?.  From the fall of 1978 until the spring of 1982, I attended college at … more
After Russia invaded Ukraine last week, the price of oil surged to $100 a barrel for the first time since 2014. Thanks to Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden, get ready for $5 per gallon gasoline. For … more
While doing research for last week’s column on Frederick Douglass, I stumbled on this quote by him: “Liberty is meaningless where the right to utter one’s thoughts and opinions has … more
Academy Award-winning actor, director and narrator Morgan Freeman in 2005 explained on 60 Minutes why he thinks Black History Month is —in his words — “ridiculous.” In an … more
Two weeks ago, musician Neil Young asked Spotify to remove his music off their platform over what he called the spread of COVID-19 vaccine misinformation by Joe Rogan on Spotify. I’m not … more
I  recently found a column that my uncle, and former publisher, Tom Warden, wrote in 1982 lamenting the number of new laws passed each year by our representatives in Jefferson City and … more
Like Tom Sawyer in Mark Twain’s classic, “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” I am amused at attending my funeral. This is getting old, as the funeral of the hometown newspaper keeps … more
This week, the headline for my column — “Unbridled majorities are as tyrannical and cruel as unlimited despots” — is a quote from John Adams when he served as Vice-President … more
All prosecutors have what’s known as prosecutorial discretion. This gives them the power to decide whether or not to charge an individual for a crime, and which crime to charge them with. As … more
At the end of his call with President Joe Biden on Christmas Eve, Jared Schmeck, a 35-year-old father of four from Oregon, ended his call with “Let’s go, Brandon,” a phrase that has … more
A Massachusetts college recently issued a ‘stay at home directive’ for students living on campus. This order runs from Jan. 3-17 to combat the new omicron variant of the … more
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