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The 2023 Missouri Legislative Session is underway and legislators have been back in Jefferson City since Jan. 4. Every year brings a new opportunity to address items that matter to our members and … more
To the Editor: The people of Missouri have a history of supporting military veterans. For example, Governor Parson’s press release for last year’s Veterans Day: “On this … more
As Connie and I raised our three children almost 30 years ago, we brought them up the best way we knew how. Part of that job is protecting their innocence. Like most parents, we wanted them to … more
One of my favorite stories from the late Zig Ziglar is entitled “The Balloon Salesman.” Many years ago, a balloon salesman was selling balloons on the streets of New York City. When … more
As Congress and many state legislatures get under way for the year, there are lots of new lawmakers out there starting to learn the ropes. It’s an exhilarating, exhausting time, and … more
Hotels are the most popular vacation accommodation in the United States. To meet this demand, over 91,000 hotels and motels have 9 million rooms available for use every day of the year. According … more
The fall of 2023 will be the 50th anniversary of the legislative birth of Missouri’s Sunshine Law that provides the public with sweeping rights to documents, voting records and meetings of … more
Have you ever purchased a product or service at the recommendation of a celebrity spokesperson? Many of us have. Nothing helps sell a product like a celebrity endorsement. One that comes to mind … more
Ten days ago, we experienced some nasty cold weather, with official low temperatures hovering between 8 and 10 degrees below zero and wind chills as low and 30 and 40 below. What prompted me to write … more
Let’s get one thing straight, politicians lie. No matter what their political leanings, they lie, believing that many, if not most, voters will never discover the truth.  There is one … more
Francis B. Church, editor of the New York Sun in 1897, printed his reply to a little girl’s question, “Is there a Santa Claus?” And “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa … more
Some believe there are no significant differences between the two major political parties in the United States. They are mistaken. There are five main differences in what the left stands for … more
I want to organize society into three groups for this week’s column. First are those who have never heard of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The second group includes Catholics and non-Catholics who … more
Since 1812 there have been several attempts to terrorize or overthrow the government of the United States with violent attacks on our capitol. I covered this in detail in my column dated Jan. 20, … more
Thanksgiving is America’s oldest holiday. It encompasses all races, religions and cultures. Most families, including my own, have Thanksgiving traditions.  The Wall Street Journal also … more
The recent party caucuses of Missouri’s legislature provide an example for the U.S. Congress of a more civil and productive approach to dealing with changes after a general … more
We didn’t get that great big red wave most of us were hoping for.  In the Missouri House, our Republican representation shifted from 114 seats to 111. While the Republicans still hold a … more
Veterans Day, November 11th, was an important day for every American and is intended to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love for their country, and willingness to serve and … more
To the Editor: I have been watching with great interest the articles on Maries R-I school board discussions on unpaid lunch bills. I like board member Mike Kleffner and board member Kacie … more
Jefferson City — After outspending opponents by close to 700 to 1, Big Marijuana prevailed and voters legalizes marijuana in Missouri. “After spending millions to legalize marijuana in … more
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