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Your Opinion: Health care solutions should not involve more debt

Published Jul. 23 2019

Bert DirschellCentertownDear Editor:I agree with the sentiment in a NT quote of Gov. Mike Parson, “Missouri knows best when it...

Your Opinion: Heaven and hell

Published Jul. 23 2019

Cal WinterJefferson CityDear Editor:I recently pointed out in this column that if a mother has her fetuses aborted they will...

Our Opinion: Cautious approach to pot

Published Jul. 23 2019

We’re glad to see that our local hospitals are taking a cautious approach toward implementing Missouri’s new medical marijuana law.

Commentary: Paychecks aren’t sexist

Published Jul. 22 2019

Nothing better reveals common misconceptions regarding the working of markets — in this case labor markets — than complaints of...

Your Opinion: Christian Mumbo Jumbo?

Published Jul. 21 2019

Francis J. ButelJefferson CityDear Editor:Cal Winter’s LTE published July 10, 2019, shows he is absolutely ignorant of what the Catholic...

Your Opinion: LTE littered with lies, half truths

Published Jul. 21 2019

Bill GerlingJefferson CityDear Editor:Unfortunately the reply to Wansing was littered with lies and half truths which can easily be checked...

Our opinion: Lawmakers wrongly choosing tourism over education

Published Jul. 21 2019

For all state officials’ talk of supporting “local control,” it sometimes seems like they prefer to keep control in their...

Perspective: Honoring heroes, expanding broadband

Published Jul. 21 2019

Greetings from the fourth floor of your Capitol.As I write this column, we are experiencing extreme heat, and I want...

Perspective: Poaching: Does the punishment fit the crime?

Published Jul. 21 2019

“Only an idiot would drive on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus.”Criminal sentencing is a hot button issue, and...

Your Opinion: Medicaid expansion – myths vs. facts

Published Jul. 21 2019

Michael LesterJefferson CityDear Editor:I read Rep. Fitzwater’s op-ed on Medicaid expansion. What I learned is that Rep.

Perspective: Civil War regiments’ lasting legacy

Published Jul. 21 2019

Missouri during the Civil War was a state divided.Missouri was admitted to the Union in 1821 as a slave state,...

Your Opinion: Have you no sense of decency, President Trump?

Published Jul. 21 2019

Daniel L KottmanJefferson CityDear Editor:“Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of...

Perspective: Minimum wage proposal would hurt Main Street America

Published Jul. 20 2019

From Main Street to Silicon Valley, American innovation is made possible by our nation’s unique economic freedom.

Our Opinion: Parson tackles health care costs

Published Jul. 20 2019

Gov. Mike Parson is taking steps to curb rising health insurance costs through the formation of a new task force.

Your Opinion: Trucking practices need reform

Published Jul. 20 2019

Leonard SteinmanJefferson CityDear Editor:In case you didn’t know, here is a little information for you.

Perspective: Do all ‘gay Catholic’ teachers have the same beliefs?

Published Jul. 20 2019

School years close with graduation ceremonies, which are now followed by a painful rite for some Catholic educators and bishops:...

Your Opinion: Left preaches godless utopia

Published Jul. 19 2019

Wanda RoamJefferson CityDear Editor:Fascism and racism are words constantly being used against President Trump by the opposition.

On immigration, we Christians can do better

Published Jul. 19 2019

Kathy SheridanJefferson CityDear Editor:The message in church last week was The Good Samaritan. While I listened, I thought of the...

Your Opinion: Trump’s Salute to America

Published Jul. 19 2019

Charles SchroederWestphaliaDear Editor:The July 4 Independence Day celebration in Washington, DC, was a great day in America.

Our Opinion: In the dog days of summer, let’s look out for each other

Published Jul. 19 2019

Temperatures generally have been mild this year … until now.As we reported Wednesday, the National Weather Service in St.

Our Opinion: Settlement would protect foster children

Published Jul. 18 2019

A tentative settlement in a lawsuit against the Missouri Department of Social Services would give needed protections to Missouri’s foster...

Your opinion: The dirty side of clean energy

Published Jul. 18 2019

Larry PrengerCentertownDear Editor:Have you noticed how energy companies have begun rebranding themselves with television and print ads? They want us...

Your Opinion: Educated, informed voters?

Published Jul. 18 2019

Sue BowerJefferson CityDear Editor:Franchisement means, “The right of suffrage; the right or privilege of voting in public elections.