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Your Opinion: Response to Gibson

Published Feb. 17 2017

In a recent YourOpinion letter Sue Gibson noted "Rep. Luetkemeyer sent a response laden with lies." She noted that "Leutkemeyer...

Your Opinion: Town hall meeting requested of area Congress members

Published Feb. 17 2017

From Feb. 20 to Feb. 24, Sen. Claire McCaskill and Sen. Roy Blunt, and U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer will be...

Your Opinion: Time to wake up

Published Feb. 17 2017

The time is at hand to consider circumstance in which we, the United States of America citizens, are now embroiled...

Our Opinion: Lant's silencing of NAACP president an embarrassment

Published Feb. 17 2017

Rep. Bill Lant's action to silence the state NAACP president's testimony during a committee hearing was inappropriate and an embarrassment...

Your Opinion: Ultrasound article appreciated

Published Feb. 16 2017

Thank you for the article by Eric Metaxas/Breakpoint on your opinion page in the Feb. 14 paper. So happy to...

Your Opinion: Headline off-target

Published Feb. 16 2017

Mark Twain said "If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you're mis-informed."

Our Opinion: Pay raise for state workers a priority

Published Feb. 16 2017

The state's 54,777 employees deserve better.

Your Opinion: Give Trump a chance

Published Feb. 16 2017

In response to the "Deeply Flawed" letter that was in the Thursday edition, I would like to say that I...

Your Opinion: Education stagnation

Published Feb. 16 2017

Competition makes us better. It forces us to create the best we can because everyone wants to be better than...

Your Opinion: Median barrier needed

Published Feb. 16 2017

I would like to address the lack of a median barrier along 54 from Holts Summit to Jefferson City.

Our Opinion: Community contributions produce food bank success

Published Feb. 15 2017

The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri in 2016 increased its food distribution to Cole County residents to 1,416,599...

Your Opinion: Common sense or nonsense?

Published Feb. 15 2017

As an avid fisherman, I spend a lot of time on streams so Representative Luetkemeyer's Feb. 4 comments in the...

Your Opinion: Israeli annexation

Published Feb. 15 2017

I am fascinated about Israeli annexation of privately held Palestinian land. This appears to resemble eminent domain.

Perspective: One bill, one week

Published Feb. 14 2017

This week's column is admittedly shorter than normal, not because of a lack of significant action this week, but rather...

Our Opinion: AG makes right call to conform with residency requirement

Published Feb. 14 2017

The state's top law officer, more than anyone, should go out of his way to obey the law.

Your Opinion: Repeating falsehoods to manipulate voters

Published Feb. 14 2017

After I wrote Congress about my support for Planned Parenthood, Rep. Luetkemeyer sent a response laden with lies.

Your Opinion: The value of education

Published Feb. 14 2017

Perhaps one of the reasons the U.S. needs to import tens of thousands of tech workers can be found in...

Your Opinion: Fixing Obamacare with a common sense approach

Published Feb. 14 2017

It appears that President Trump may not throw out Obamacare but rather to fix it. Here is my suggestion for...

Food and Fear: How to find good information in a culture of alarmism

Published Feb. 14 2017

In America, food is more accessible, cheaper and safer than ever before. Yet, despite this good news, Americans seem to...

Your Opinion: The EPA and common sense

Published Feb. 14 2017

In a recent editorial page message, Rep. Luetkemeyer praised Trump's executive order rescinding a rule to prevent dumping of coal...

Your Opinion: Damage from rioting the 'new normal'?

Published Feb. 13 2017

Recently 150 people rioted in Berkley, and six people were injured during the riot that caused over $100,000 in damage....

Your Opinion: Response to Dirschell

Published Feb. 13 2017

Commenting on Bert Dirschell's Feb. 6 letter, by the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution, "We the People" ordained and established...

Perspective: Paycheck protection passes the House

Published Feb. 12 2017

Perhaps the greatest sign of the difference between this year and last in the General Assembly came with the relatively...