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Your Opinion: Thoughts on religious freedom

Nice to notice my letter on religious freedom [May 3] produced a response [May 10] that asked me a question.

Your Opinion: Response on officers’ shootings

In response to Bert Dirschell’s letter, “Officers lives matter.” I understand what you are saying but I know that you are not comparing 10 cops with the 422 people that have been killed by police so far this year.

Perspective: Despite unusual ending, session deemed productive

This was the most interesting final week of session that I have observed since becoming a member of the Legislature.

Our Opinion: Lack of traction leaves legislative casualties

Every legislative session has its casualties — proposals that never made it to the finish line.

Your Opinion: Stop partisan posturing; create jobs program

I recently made a few visits to both the Missouri Senate and House of Representatives to watch our tax dollars at work. My impression was disappointment because of Republican disrespect given to Democrats with rational legislative concerns.

Your Opinion: Disturbing trend dividing, destroying nation

There is a very disturbing trend going through our great nation. It is dividing this country and destroying it little by little.

Your Opinion: Science has improved quality of life

On Mr. Horstmann’s Op-Ed published May 13 “genetic tinkering.” I agree with one small part of Horstmann’s position.

Your Opinion: Response to Gibson’s criticism of cartoon

Commenting on Sue Gibson’s letter published May 13, in the words of E. Gene Davis from his book “Get ‘Em Laughing: Public Speaking Humor, Quotes and Illustrations”: “Great comedy is great comedy only if it has an element of truth in it.”

Your Opinion: Mystified by criticism of political cartoon

Mr. Dyke’s cartoon on Mother’s Day talked about angels, where does Ms. Gibson get her idea that women are door mats and scapegoats? I don’t get that at all.

Our Opinion: Stereotypes and new limits on welfare

Is stereotyping an inevitable consequence of partisan politics and government bureaucracy?

Perspective: Message for graduates

Tonight at 5 p.m. the Jefferson City High School Class of 2015 will have its graduation ceremony at Adkins Stadium.

Our Opinion: GOP passes priorities amid political tribulations

Republican supermajorities in the Missouri House and Senate orchestrated a session that will be remembered as a legislative success and political debacle for the party.

Perspective: The gift of life

This month marks two years after Kermit Gosnell was found guilty for the senseless and horrific actions of delivering and then killing infants born alive. And as a lifelong supporter of the unborn, I was proud to support legislation that would ban abortions past 20 weeks.

Your Opinion: ‘Liberals’ vilify Christianity

I’m writing to respond to Matt Glover’s letter published May 10.

Our Opinion: Defining moments for graduates

The occasion when a graduate receives a degree is a defining moment.