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Your Opinion: Moving forward by erasing the past

Published May. 28 2017

In many cases Confederate-era monuments have been targeted by left-leaning liberals because they are allegedly symbols of white privilege and...

Your Opinion: SNAP benefits should be reduced

Published May. 28 2017

The wailing and moaning have started over the SNAP benefit reductions in President Trump's proposed budget.

Our Opinion: Middleton a good choice for LU, but can he calm troubled waters?

Published May. 28 2017

We welcome Mike Middleton as the interim president of Lincoln University.

Perspective: Honor service of military this holiday

Published May. 27 2017

Memorial Day is a time when Americans come together to honor, celebrate and remember the men and women who have...

Your Opinion: Medicaid, food stamps abused

Published May. 27 2017

I am a compassionate person, and try not to judge. But when I hear complaints because Trump wants to cut...

Our Opinion: Promoting walking, cycling in the Capital City

Published May. 27 2017

Several Jefferson City entities are making a push to make our city more friendly for pedestrians and cyclists.

Our Opinion: Make Memorial Day memorable; celebrate safely

Published May. 26 2017

A common disclaimer in the stock market is "past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results."

Your Opinion: Armadillos: nature's warning system

Published May. 25 2017

Why did the armadillo cross the road? Well, mostly they don't make it. Armadillo road kill is increasingly evident around...

Our Opinion: Filling in-demand jobs in Mid-Missouri

Published May. 25 2017

In Sunday's News Tribune we detailed a nationwide problem that, according to a new study, is also affecting Missouri and...

Commentary: A portentous election in the Peach State

Published May. 25 2017

By the time Georgia's 6th District votes in the June 20 special congressional election, $40 million — perhaps more than...

Your Opinion: Let states, not fed, fund 'free stuff'

Published May. 25 2017

Many will get their knickers in a twist over President Trump's proposed budget, mostly because of the proposed reductions of...

Your Opinion: For a better future, eliminate the past?

Published May. 25 2017

The year is 0001! We have now eliminated all information and objects of the past, since they no longer have...

Perspective: Special session 'big deal'

Published May. 23 2017

A week after the close of the regular legislative session, both the House and the Senate are preparing to convene...

Your Opinion: Recognizing Equal Pay Day

Published May. 23 2017

In April, I wrote a letter calling attention to Equal Pay Day, the day on which the average woman's pay...

Your Opinion: Abortion and individual personal control

Published May. 23 2017

Just suppose police find some very old badly decomposed human remains and the only hope to ID the remains consists...

Your Opinion: Russia could do what we can't: destroy terrorism

Published May. 23 2017

When the Soviet Union went down, the world's power structure suffered a terrible blow.

Our Opinion: Special session: Is it worth it?

Published May. 23 2017

Whether Gov. Eric Greitens' special legislative session this week is warranted boils down to one question: Is it economically feasible...

Your Opinion: Reject St. Mary's TIF

Published May. 23 2017

The St. Mary's TIF needs to be rejected.

Your Opinion: 'Massage Parlor' rubs therapist the wrong way

Published May. 21 2017

I was extremely disappointed by the BizBeat announcement about the opening of Blue Lotus Asian Massage Therapy (or as the...

Your Opinion: 'Unfair" to expect payment for electricity?

Published May. 21 2017

The May 12 News Tribune carried an AP story (page B5) that is a prime example of why we can't,...

Perspective: There's no way SB 588 violates Hancock

Published May. 21 2017

Garbage-in, garbage-out. Nothing could be truer of government reports.

Commentary: Federal power spins its ever-growing web

Published May. 21 2017

A blind spider creeping through America's judicial thicket might be heading to the Supreme Court, which will have to decide...

Your Opinion: Funding belts for buses

Published May. 21 2017

After watching a news report on seat belts in school buses, I am compelled to appeal to some millionaire out...