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Your Opinion: CHIP essential for Missouri

Published Sep. 21 2017

Many families narrowly exceed the threshold for Medicaid assistance yet still cannot afford the increasingly high cost of health insurance...

Your Opinion: Alzheimer's Association stem cell stance opposed

Published Sep. 21 2017

The national Alzheimer Association searches for a solution to a serious and destructive human illness.

Our Opinion: Celebrating a half century of care and learning

Published Sep. 21 2017

For half a century, the Jefferson City Day Care Center has provided a service that has given thousands of area...

Your Opinion: Don't blame climate change for hurricanes

Published Sep. 20 2017

I wondered how long it would take after the hurricanes before letters to the editor would show up blaming them...

Your Opinion: Both lawmakers should be ousted

Published Sep. 20 2017

Regarding the ousting of Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal and Rep. Warren Love, am I to understand there is hesitation?

Your Opinion: Medicare for all

Published Sep. 20 2017

Imagine a country where companies can afford to pay their employees more because they are not paying enormous amounts to...

Commentary: The steep cost of cheap speech

Published Sep. 20 2017

At this shank end of a summer that a calmer America someday will remember with embarrassment, you must remember this:...

Our Opinion: Heed head lice warnings as children head back to school

Published Sep. 19 2017

School is back in session, which means packing lunches, setting out clothes and fitting in dinners between extracurricular activities and...

Your Opinion: Lawmakers abandoned honor, integrity

Published Sep. 19 2017

Once again, the Legislature shows a total absence of common-sense, much less any sense of honor or integrity.

Your Opinion: Don't allow erosion of our freedoms

Published Sep. 19 2017

The systematic and methodical eroding of our freedoms and Constitution is happening and we are allowing it.

Perspective: Censure not the end

Published Sep. 18 2017

On Wednesday, the legislature convened for its annual veto session as required by the constitution. Unlike the previous few years,...

Commentary: New Vietnam documentary series provides a timely booster shot

Published Sep. 17 2017

WASHINGTON — Many Americans' moral vanity is expressed nowadays in their rage to disparage. They are incapable of measured judgments...

Your Opinion: A 'friend' in need is not a friend indeed

Published Sep. 17 2017

My mail carrier delivers to my door a steady stream of requests for money from charitable organizations, politicians and political...

Your Opinion: Who could have known? Climate scientists

Published Sep. 17 2017

Who could have known that one horrendous weather event after another would strike America and cause so much human tragedy...

Your Opinion: Who should tell you how to live?

Published Sep. 16 2017

I enjoy listening to my local Catholic radio station and hearing about the Catholic take on our universe.

Perspective: Bill protects conservative values

Published Sep. 16 2017

This week, the House of Representatives passed 12 individual appropriation bills that addressed opioid abuse, reduces regulatory burdens, protects the...

Our Opinion: Seeking unity at (and with) LU

Published Sep. 15 2017

At last week's Lincoln University Opening Convocation, Interim President Mike Middleton stressed "unity" as an important goal within the university.

Your Opinion: The United States of Planet Earth

Published Sep. 15 2017

I am very happy about a recent Associated Press article published by the News Tribune, "Mexico offers teaching jobs to...

Your Opinion: Underage drinking at football games

Published Sep. 15 2017

Why are officers of the law allowing 18-21-year-old children to get so drunk they fall into the curbs and streets...

Your Opinion: Far left works to discredit democracy

Published Sep. 13 2017

The media are so badly slanting the battle over Confederate symbols they have become the communications division of the anti-Confederate...

Your Opinion: Medicaid cuts devastating to vulnerable Missourians

Published Sep. 13 2017

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has dealt a devastating blow to thousands of elderly, disabled, and veterans in Missouri when he...

Your Opinion: Destruction, rioting quelled as real disasters hit

Published Sep. 13 2017

Isn't it interesting that the destruction and rioting has kind of quelled since real disasters have been hitting our country...

Our Opinion: Understanding foundations of government

Published Sep. 13 2017

Can you name the three branches of government spelled out in the U.S. Constitution?