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Millennials — those currently aged 18 to 34 —are now becoming parents. These young adults have waited longer to have children than any other generation.  According to the National … more
The past year has presented many challenges for our state’s business community. From COVID-19, supply chain disruptions and staffing issues, some businesses have had a rough time. That said, … more
What can possibly go wrong when you funnel the private data of millions of citizens into the IRS? It’s a terrifying thought, but it’s one we may soon face as U.S. House Democrats … more
There wasn’t anything about that point to tell me it was any special hideout for bass. I knew I’d love to fish it sometimes when the wind wasn’t blowing across it. But that’s … more
I’m writing this column after one of the most vicious and unfounded attacks I’ve heard by a Missouri governor against a major Missouri news organization. It involves the St. Louis … more
America’s students were some of the most heavily impacted people by the pandemic and subsequent restrictions. Schools across the country, including here in Missouri for a period of time, shut … more
What if I told you that every time you write a check, swipe your credit card, or deposit money into your bank account you had to report it to government? If I said you are no longer allowed to buy … more
WASHINGTON, D.C., — In what many are calling “The Great Resignation,” millions of U.S. workers across multiple industries have quit their jobs since the start of the COVID-19 … more
Open enrollment for Medicare Part D is Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. This is the time to review your current medication plan to make sure you are on the most cost-efficient plan, according to Aging Best, … more
The so-called “audit” of Arizona’s presidential election results wound up adding to Joe Biden’s margin of victory there. But that doesn’t matter to Eric … more
I found an old pocket knife the other day, fairly rusty, and with part of the handle gone. It had three blades, but one was broken. If you soaked it in oil and sanded away the rust and loosened it up … more
A choreographer is a person who composes the sequence of steps and moves for a performance. This is usually done for figure skaters, ballet, or any staged dance routine. This was the case for my … more
Coca-Cola, Google, Delta Airlines, Blackrock, Unilever, and Facebook. On its face, this list may sound like a great investment portfolio. Instead, as shown in a new book by former biotech CEO … more
Missouri has lost one of the most influential Senate leaders in at least the past half century. It would be difficult to exaggerate the accomplishments of Jim Mathewson who died Sept. 28 from … more
Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam, working with scores of civil rights groups, organized what was known as the “Million Man March” 26 years ago on Oct. 16, 1995. Held on and around … more
I awakened early on Saturday morning, two hours before first light, and fixed myself a cup of coffee… before going out on my screened porch in the darkness to sit and listen to the gentle … more
I’ve been thinking a lot recently about what it means to be an American, to have a shared stake in this country and its fortunes. In some ways, I suppose the question is unanswerable: We are … more
 I was walking along a wooded ridgetop one fall when I was a kid, when a young fox squirrel fell from a limb above me and landed with a thud not more than ten feet from my shotgun barrel. He … more
This week, the House worked on reauthorizing the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The NDAA sets policies and funding levels for our military and national defense on an annual basis. … more
Let’s get this out in the open. I am not, nor have I ever been a gambler. I can count on one hand the number of times I have purchased a lottery ticket in my lifetime. I consider the lottery … more
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