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Your Opinion: Where's the outrage?

Published Mar. 21 2017

Recently, Representative Steve King (R-IO) tweeted, "Wilders understands that culture and demographics are our destiny. We can't restore our civilization...

Your Opinion: Clean up the corruption, governor

Published Mar. 21 2017

On the campaign trail, Gov. Greitens frequently promised he would "clean up the corruption in Jefferson City."

Perspective: Hospital bill shortchanges victims and disowns doctors

Published Mar. 21 2017

Everything seemed right with Crystal Jefferson's life. She was living the American dream — a happy family, a good job,...

Your Opinion: Can we be united against a foreign threat?

Published Mar. 21 2017

Whoa! How did we get to this point in our country! That answer is complicated and we won't agree. Historians...

Your Opinion: City project adds to federal debt

Published Mar. 20 2017

The following is a quote from a recent article on floodplain properties, "City officials said the notice went out for...

Perspective: Good first half of legislative session

Published Mar. 20 2017

Thursday, the Legislature began its annual spring break, traditionally considered the halfway point of the session.

Commentary: The NEA is a government frill that should be shorn

Published Mar. 20 2017

Although the National Endowment for the Arts' 2016 cost of $148 million was less than one-hundredth of 1 percent of...

Perspective: Busy week of meeting constituents and discussing veteran bills

Published Mar. 18 2017

Another successful week is in the books. There is a lot to discuss regarding this past week, so let's get...

Our Opinion: Pothole Patrol to the rescue

Published Mar. 18 2017

You already knew you could order a pizza — and soon, possibly, hail a ride in Jefferson City — with...

Your Opinion: Border plan needs maintenance

Published Mar. 18 2017

Illegal immigration is someone's unauthorized entry into a country; in other words, someone has improperly crossed a border.

Your Opinion: Health care reform, where is the leadership?

Published Mar. 18 2017

This health care debate is important. Over the next few years the way many issues are resolved will clarify, or...

Your Opinion: US continues to decline

Published Mar. 18 2017

America is declining at warp speed. What are some of the most important ways in which we, as a nation,...

Missouri View: Attention, Gov. Greitens! Joint call for greater transparency, accountability

Published Mar. 17 2017

Gov. Eric Greitens is collaborating in the creation of a bogus nonprofit "social welfare" organization clearly designed to provide unfiltered...

Our Opinion: Greitens provides key benefit to state workers

Published Mar. 17 2017

We applaud Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens for implementing a new paid parental leave policy for state employees in executive branch...

Your Opinion: No on school bond, tax levy

Published Mar. 17 2017

I am baffled by the building drawings produced by JCPS as they ask for $130,000,000.

Your Opinion: Boost to rich, boot to others

Published Mar. 17 2017

Would we be having a national discussion about healthcare and what it means to be American if we took to...

Your Opinion: Probe fake climate data

Published Mar. 17 2017

Monday I was sitting with my nephew and we were discussing the weather. I mentioned how I didn't like the...

Our Opinion: Sunshine Week focuses on your right to know

Published Mar. 16 2017

An old mantra here in the newsroom is that while the public wants us to hold public agencies and officials...

Your Opinion: Schools' operating levy increase not needed yet

Published Mar. 16 2017

Can we use a little logic in addressing the JCPS ballot issues?

Your Opinion: JCPS has lack of insight on why bond issues might fail

Published Mar. 16 2017

Reading about Propositions J and C, I am deeply concerned about the lack of insight and understanding the JCPS board...

Commentary: The descendants of Dred Scott show the way

Published Mar. 15 2017

On the 160th anniversary of one of the worst Supreme Court decisions, something beautiful and miraculous happened.

Your Opinion: State employees deserve decent salaries, pensions

Published Mar. 15 2017

In Central Missouri, we have family, friends and neighbors who are state employees and retired state employees. We work hard...

Our Opinion: MU takes step toward transparency

Published Mar. 15 2017

We commend the University of Missouri System for its pledge to stop giving performance bonuses to top administrators and pledging...