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Your Opinion: Wage proposal requires more detailed analysis

Published Sep. 21 2016
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There is a problem inherent in formulating opinion on economic policy while rejecting out of hand the counsel of business...

Our Opinion: Appropriate rejection of TIF proposal

Published Sep. 21 2016
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A tax incentive proposal that we believe not only pushed — but strayed beyond — established boundaries was wisely rejected...

Your Opinion: A small price to avoid a greater cost

Published Sep. 20 2016
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My initial reaction to "Americans favor slightly higher bills to fight warming" (page B6, Sept. 15) aligned with that of...

Your Opinion: Gender, culture and leadership

Published Sep. 20 2016
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Are American men different from men elsewhere? The Brits just elected their second woman prime minister. In Israel, Golda Meir...

Our Opinion: Preparedness Month; don't procrastinate

Published Sep. 20 2016
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Because procrastination is the enemy of preparedness, a state agency is using an annual observance to encourage Missourians to act...

Perspective: Assessing the veto session

Published Sep. 19 2016
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This past Wednesday marked the 188th veto session of the Missouri Legislature, designed by our founding fathers as an opportunity...

Our Opinion: Counter-productive minimum wage proposal

Published Sep. 18 2016
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A proposed $15-an-hour minimum wage would set in motion a range of counter-productive consequences.

Your Opinion: Argument for reinstating the gentlemen's duel

Published Sep. 18 2016
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In light of the override of SB 656, I'm hopeful that in the upcoming legislative session Rep. Barnes and Sen....

Your Opinion: Anti-poverty programs working, but we can do better

Published Sep. 18 2016
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New poverty data released by the U.S. Census Bureau brings to mind an old adage: Good, but not good enough....

Your Opinion: The odds of avoiding gridlock

Published Sep. 18 2016
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What if Hillary wins? Let's assume also that the Senate flips to 51-49 in favor of the Democrats and the...

Your Opinion: Keep hurricane in perspective

Published Sep. 18 2016
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When the news broke about Hermine my first thought was on the people then my next thought was "Oh, God,...

Your Opinion: Response on Hillary Clinton

Published Sep. 18 2016
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Another letter to the editor from a "Hillary Hater," registering dislike (hatred) of Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Your Opinion: Weigh qualifications for governor

Published Sep. 18 2016
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Unfortunately, this election season has been one of much rancor. It has exacerbated the division in our country.

Your Opinion: Steering the ship of state

Published Sep. 18 2016
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Sept. 18 is Constitution Day, the day we remember to celebrate our country's governing document and foundation.

Your Opinion: Bias separates starting lines

Published Sep. 18 2016
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While I agree with Nelson Otto that we should set aside racial stereotypes and move forward without bias, our society,...

Our Opinion: Compliance promotes child safety

Published Sep. 17 2016
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"It's More Than Just a Law" is the theme for National Child Passenger Safety Week, observed Sunday through Sept. 24.

Perspective: House committees act on financial, business issues

Published Sep. 17 2016
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I am fortunate to serve on two House committees: the Financial Services and Small Business Committees. Both committees are very...

Your Opinion: Standardize security clearances

Published Sep. 17 2016
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U.S. government personnel that have access to classified information, and/or controlling the disposition of sophisticated weapons and tactics for U.S....

Your Opinion: Action needed now on climate change

Published Sep. 16 2016
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"We lucked out!" Kennedy's Secretary of War Robert McNamara says in the documentary "Fog of War." The lesson was "Rationality...

Your Opinion: City must correct flooding problems

Published Sep. 16 2016
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Two recent floods have caused damage to the ice rink and other nearby properties. This needs the city's immediate attention.

Our Opinion: Known danger worsens

Published Sep. 16 2016
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Texting while driving is among the most frequent traffic violations, the most difficult to enforce and the most dangerous.

Our Opinion: A night out, a daily pledge to prevent crime

Published Sep. 15 2016
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Good neighbors look out for each other. In some Mid-Missouri neighborhoods, residents will personify that concept when they gather tonight to...

Your Opinion: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Published Sep. 15 2016
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"Honoring our Heritage. Building our Future" is the theme of Hispanic Heritage Month 2016.