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Easy solution for ridding gridlock >> Op-Ed hastings
Seven Reasons to Flip the Senate The US Senate is up for grabs. Republicans hold 54 seats but 34 senate races could change that. If the Ds pick up five net (they will likely lose at least one, in ...more

Who will speak for the voiceless? >> Op-Ed hastings
by Rivera Sun The forest sways in ripples of green. Wind sends the dappled sunlight sparkling through the branches. These are the things we forget in the heat of the political season. There are ...more

Your cherished vote may not count >> Op-Ed hastings
Democracy free-for-all by Robert C. Koehler Here in America, we celebrate democracy by staying in touch with the lack of it. What better way to honor our ancestors’ struggles to win the right to ...more

Both Sanders and Trump know squat about economics >> Op-Ed erick
by Sheldon Richman On Trade, Sanders and Trump Are Peas in a Rotten Pod. Neither Bernie Sanders, the self-described democratic socialist, nor Donald Trump, the self-described terrific ...more

Dark spots, light spots, and Apple’s protest >> Op-Ed hastings
by Mel Gurtov How’s this for bad choices? A recent study by a Harvard group contended with the position of US intelligence agencies that tracking possible terrorists was becoming more difficult ...more

Dark spots, light spots, and Apple’s protest >> Op-Ed hastings
by Mel Gurtov How’s this for bad choices? A recent study by a Harvard group contended with the position of US intelligence agencies that tracking possible terrorists was becoming more difficult ...more

No one knows where the money will come from... >> Op-Ed hastings
by Robert Koehler Maybe if we declared “war” on poison water, we’d find a way to invest money in its “defeat.” David Rosner and Gerald Markowitz make this point: “The price tag for replacing ...more

Braggadocio - Trump defined >> Op-Ed erick
by Sheldon Richman No one should need National Review‘s advice to steer clear of Donald Trump. For one thing, the messenger is a curious one indeed. Although Trump doesn’t talk like a ...more

Making resolutions is easier than keeping them >> Op-Ed mollette
by Glenn Mollette We hear the same message a lot this time of year. Put the past behind. Look to the future. Let bygones be bygones. Make a new commitment. Claim the new you in the New Year. We ...more

Only you can prevent forest fires >> Op-Ed hastings
by Tom H. Hastings We have a small amount of our original forest left in the US, but we still have a great deal of woodlands. There is a school of forest managers who advocate so-called ...more

Wasson urges prudent refugee policy >> Op-Ed staff
Commentary by Missouri State Senator Jay Wasson (R-20/Nixa) In the last few days, I have heard from many of my constituents who are concerned that terrorists may be using immigration as a cover ...more

Problem of evil >> Op-Ed mollette
by Glenn Mollette Would making guns illegal in America eliminate our American mass murder horror? Has making marijuana illegal for most of the country eliminated the use of pot? Has making ...more

Too broke to pay attention >> Op-Ed hastings
When my son was struggling in his late 20s, I’d ask him how he was doing. “Too broke to pay attention,” was his quip. Are we? Cumulative student debt in the US is $1.2 trillion [analysis by ...more

ISIS' evil gets thumbs up >> Op-Ed mpolka
“Slow down, I can’t understand you,” the Prince of Darkness uttered, as his nefarious cohort babbled on. ...more

Israel triumphs with God's blessings >> Op-Ed mpolka
Romans 11:26 “And in this way all Israel will be saved. As it is written: The Deliverer will come to Zion; He will turn Godlessness away from Jacob.” On the morning of June 5th, l967, after ...more

50 Shades of Grey: Blockbuster or dud? >> Op-Ed lynn-c
By Carla J. Hanna-- It’s fitting that a mommy porn fan fiction spawned from the "Twilight" books and movies will hit theaters in February 2015. As a 40-year-old mother who enjoyed the Twilight ...more

Anniversary of federal entitlement repeal noted >> Op-Ed staff
by Jim Tobin December 13, 2014, marked the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage and Repeal Act of 1989, the first time a major federal entitlement was repealed. ...more

Free speech gone too far: Anthony Elonis' rants >> Op-Ed hastings
by Laura Finley Like many in the U.S, I normally consider myself a staunch advocate of free speech and against most forms of censorship. I agree with a previous U.S court of appeals decision that ...more

Missouri Century Farm owner fights eminent domain >> Op-Ed reichert
This is an artist's rendering of the proposed Grain Belt Express Clean Line and its potential impact on a Missouri Century Farm. A high voltage tower, part of the proposed Grain Belt Express Clean ...more

Cellphone voyeurs get court approval >> Op-Ed hastings
By Laura Finley As if enduring the routine cat calls and doing whatever we must to “protect ourselves” against the possibility of being sexually assaulted isn’t enough, now women must also take ...more

Turning around the government hate spiral >> Op-Ed hastings
by Robert J. Gould Last month my wife spent two hours waiting at the Department of Motor Vehicles. This past week, at the suggestion of a DMV call center employee, I spent just 45 minutes ...more

Beyond the Abyss >> Op-Ed hastings
by Winslow Myers Nothing more clearly illustrates the absurdity of murder for political ends than this moment of chaos in Iraq and Syria. Imagine spaceships of an advanced alien civilization ...more

New insight on tweeting >> Op-Ed hastings
Rare earth paradise by Sandy Lyon-- Will we dig up paradise to be able to try to tweet a picture of paradise? To tweet or not to tweet, that is the question of our time. So all those little ...more

Think twice before signing petitions >> Op-Ed tfuller
You have seen them in your community. Individuals who approach you in parking lots located outside grocery stores, gas stations and the post office. Clipboard in hand, they are looking for a ...more

Marriage is an institution of God >> Op-Ed pickrell
What’s wrong with gay marriage? What could be wrong with people in love getting married? In this modern day love is still the most important thing in life, right? Most of the argument for gay ...more

What's in a word? >> Op-Ed ewoolsey
Once, there was a familiar expression, “What’s in a word?” Although very little consideration is given to this simple question, yet our speech carries a profound significance in mirroring societal ...more

Where's the Gay movement leading? >> Op-Ed p-atkins
So there I was playing a very disciplined game of blackjack and enjoying my Diet Coke, sadly-sans-Jack, when I looked up and had my attention assaulted by, hands-down, the ugliest woman I have ever ...more

Great ideas...where's the money? >> Op-Ed staff
Commentary by Missouri State Senator Jay Wasson (R-20/Nixa)Majority Caucus Chairman The governor delivered his annual State of the State address on Tuesday evening. Lawmakers gathered in the ...more

Mass shootings' missing component >> Op-Ed hastings
There’s a man with a gun over there,Telling me I got to bewareI think it’s time we stop, children, what’s that soundEverybody look what’s going down—Stephen Stills Preparing for the gut-wrenching ...more

The healthcare conundrum >> Op-Ed mollette
by Glenn Mollette America cannot afford to be without medical insurance. You cannot financially survive without medical insurance. One trip to the hospital for a few days can devastate you ...more

Unplanned outcomes >> Op-Ed mollette
The President and Congress will make the decisions when it comes to Syria. They and military leadership have far more information than I. However, we will not go into Syria, throw our rocks and run ...more

King's four catastrophes >> Op-Ed hastings
The commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington has seen reflections and conversations about the nation’s progress toward achieving Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream of the beloved ...more

Is the word feminist being closeted? >> Op-Ed hastings
By Rob Okun With such an onslaught of pressing issues facing those concerned about gender justice today (for starters consider the recent actions to severely restrict women’s reproductive rights ...more

 

 

 

 

 

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