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Our Opinion: Require a balanced federal budget

Published Dec. 9 2016

The national debt is out of control, pushing our nation into uncharted territory.

Your Opinion: Spending adds to crushing debt

Published Dec. 8 2016

In FY2008 the federal government spent $2.982 trillion (20.2 percent GDP). $616 billion (4.2 percent GDP) of the spending was...

Your Opinion: HIV law increases public health risk

Published Dec. 8 2016

Dec. 11 will be a Day of Solidarity with Michael Johnson, a 25-year-old Missourian who is serving a 30-year prison...

Our Opinion: Winter weather calls for higher degree of caution

Published Dec. 8 2016

The weather outside hasn't become frightful yet, but it's on the way.

Your Opinion: Problems with oil pipeline

Published Dec. 7 2016

The pipeline crossing below the Missouri River could be hazardous to the citizens or anyone on the Missouri River.

Your Opinion: Founders and the Electoral College

Published Dec. 7 2016

Do you remember the 1960 World Series? I do, since the NY Yankees are my favorite Major League Baseball team.

Our Opinion: Evaluating, and addressing, holiday blues

Published Dec. 7 2016

Normalcy isn't always constant. In December — particularly the approach to Christmas — many people normally experience increased feelings of being...

Our Opinion: Meth labs drop; apply strategy to use

Published Dec. 6 2016

The illegal drug, methamphetamine, has been associated with the dual dangers of use and manufacture.

Our Opinion: Ballot requests hold no guarantee of success

Published Dec. 4 2016

Making a decision with no assurance of success is difficult. The Jefferson City Board of Education may be asked in...

Your Opinion: Fake news - when will it stop?

Published Dec. 4 2016

I would guess when the liberal wizards of smart discovered there were still polar bears and ice in the Arctic...

Your Opinion: Change focus to address hunger

Published Dec. 4 2016

At the "most affluent" school in the JCPS system 45.8 percent of the students were born to parents who can't...

Your Opinion: Climate change lawsuit is a scam

Published Dec. 4 2016

A recent letter to the editor about a climate change lawsuit begs questions and a need for, and dissemination of,...

Your Opinion: Disproportion and election results

Published Dec. 4 2016

Can you imagine the fury and temper tantrums that would have been unleashed by Trump and his supporters if he...

Your Opinion: Dialogue needed on time change

Published Dec. 4 2016

The time change has come with barely a complaint. I suspect that the recent election may have been a bit...

Your Opinion: Walls contribute to broader strategy

Published Dec. 4 2016

Typically the Godless left seems to present walls as a thing of the past. In fact, border walls and fences...

Our Opinion: Share holiday artistry with the community

Published Dec. 4 2016

Decorating a home for Christmas, at its best, is an exercise in artistry.

Perspective: House passes life-saving legislation

Published Dec. 4 2016

This week in Congress, the House took a big step and passed a life-saving bill that has one core goal...

Our Opinion: Improve your health and Cole County's ranking

Published Dec. 2 2016

Your behavior is a key factor in diagnosing Cole County's overall health.