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Your Opinion: New health plan drops coverage for many

Published Mar. 24 2017

From the Congressional Budget Office report, we learned that if the Affordable Care Act (ACA, also known as Obamacare) is...

Your Opinion: When do Dems not lie?

Published Mar. 24 2017

Attention, Attention! Remember when Slick Willy said, "I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky?"

Your Opinion: Cartoon racially offensive

Published Mar. 24 2017

Regarding the cartoon in the Sunday, March 12 issue on page A10, you published a cartoon showing Dr. Ben Carson...

Your Opinion: Hacking elections nothing new

Published Mar. 24 2017

All this talk about Russia hacking the election, and President Trump's people talking to Russia's people is ludicrous. We have...

Our Opinion: Missourians aiding neighbors to the west

Published Mar. 24 2017

Credit Mid-Missourians for coming to the aid of residents in Kansas, Oklahoma and the Texas panhandle, where wind-fueled wildfires have...

Commentary: Whatever replaces Obamacare will look a lot like Obamacare

Published Mar. 24 2017

"Mend it, don't end it" was Bill Clinton's rhetorical straddle regarding affirmative action. Republican efforts to "repeal and replace" the...

Your Opinion: Trump train in trouble

Published Mar. 23 2017

I read it here. The Trump train is loading up folks from Cole County. These people are satisfied #45 is...

Our Opinion: Blunt's legislation eases transition from military to civilian jobs

Published Mar. 23 2017

Transitioning from military jobs to civilian jobs always has been tough for many of our nation's veterans.

Your Opinion: Real isues in climate

Published Mar. 23 2017

As I stated in my letter Friday, when warm weather comes, the alarmistsstart writing letters.

Your Opinion: Cheating our community

Published Mar. 23 2017

Fifty-two years ago I came to Jefferson City to form a company called Modern Business Systems, selling and servicing office...

Your Opinion: Yes on J, Yes on C

Published Mar. 23 2017

To the citizens of Jefferson City, please vote "yes" on J and "yes" on C this April 4.

Your Opinion: Social Security, not welfare

Published Mar. 22 2017

Social Security is funded by taxpayer "contributions." Medicaid is just one of hundreds of government's income redistribution welfare plans. They...

Your Opinion: Behavior issues not new

Published Mar. 22 2017

A number of articles have been published recently about the amount of behavioral issues and mental health issues that the...

Your Opinion: Taxes, Again?

Published Mar. 22 2017

I would not like anyone to think that I am against education, because that would be false. The only problem...

Your Opinion: President, governor preventing journalists from reporting the news

Published Mar. 22 2017

In the past week, I have read two articles in the Tribune regarding freedom of the press.

Our Opinion: Auditor increases transparency on state spending

Published Mar. 22 2017

On Monday, the State of Missouri took in $28.7 million in revenue and spent nearly $17 million. It ended with...

Your Opinion: Look in the mirror

Published Mar. 21 2017

Mr. Jeff Holzem, I find your letter concerning "stewardship of the earth" quite interesting.

Your Opinion: Celebrating spring with vegetable-based diet

Published Mar. 21 2017

Where is global warming when we need it? I do look forward to the first day of spring, balmy weather,...

Your Opinion: Tribute to a fallen officer

Published Mar. 21 2017

This tribute is to an officer who fell in the line of duty, He did not die but in the...

Your Opinion: Detroit public school failure

Published Mar. 21 2017

A recent article noted the abysmal performance of the Detroit public school system.

Your Opinion: Prison harassment

Published Mar. 21 2017

I would like to share my thoughts regarding the March 10, 2017, News Tribune (AP) article, "Lawmakers question response to...

Your Opinion: The Sunday that changed my life

Published Mar. 21 2017

You may think I found religion. That is a good guess, but I have been Catholic all my life.

Our Opinion: Charter school expansion: a viable education option

Published Mar. 21 2017

Charter school expansion being considered by the Missouri Legislature could give the rest of Missouri an opportunity to continue an...