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Your Opinion: Forgiveness and the judicial system

In the context of the state of Missouri’s fifth execution involving the convicted murderer David Zink there has been the typical and predictable outcry from some anti-death penalty groups and it is these groups who are largely represented by a faith-based bias which obsesses over the principle of empathy and forgiveness to a fault.

Our Opinion: Pluto data astonishes and inspires

“Amazing,” “just astonishing,” “something wonderful,” “just blowing my mind.” Those were among scientists’ reactions to a close-up view of Pluto, provided by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft.

Our Opinion: Nuclear accord without trust or verification

“Trust but verify” — a phrase popularized in the 1980s by former President Reagan while negotiating with the Soviet Union — does not apply to the nuclear accord the U.S. and and five key allies completed with Iran.

Your Opinion: Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage

The practices of marriage between a man and a woman has existed since primitive times.

Your Opinion: The data on crime and illegal immigration

Is Donald Trump right or wrong on crime and illegals?

Our Opinion: ‘Thank you, Captain Obvious’ for the heat warning

Playing the role of “Captain Obvious,” allow us to pass along advisories from officials regarding excessive heat.

Poll: Ahead of deal, Americans express mixed feelings

Most Americans think of Iran as an enemy of the United States, but a narrow majority still supported a diplomatic relationship in a poll conducted on the eve of the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers.

Our Opinion: Resiliency in building and healing

The Missouri National Guard’s new Resiliency Center embodies its purpose.

Your Opinion: Of phone books and plastic bags

It is this citizen’s understanding that the new telephone books have been delivered to their customers.

Your Opinion: The ‘rest’ on unemployment

The good news seems to be that the unemployment is down to 5.3 percent.

Our Opinion: Support boosts agency additions to United Way

We join in congratulating the two agencies that have been selected by the United Way of Central Missouri as new partners.

Your Opinion: Christians do not ‘own’ morality

In his word salad published July 8 about Joseph Martin’s letter and “liberals,” while supporting Jim Dyke, Mr. Horstmann broke several “commandments of logical debate,” (Google that if you care).

Your Opinion: Support proposal to end public corruption

Dear middle class Missouri. I have an idea for a new bill. This bill would state that any person in political office yearly salary must not exceed the average income of the people that they are representing.

Your Opinion: Lessons to be learned from Greece

If we refuse to learn from the example set by the PIIGS nations of the European Union, or even from some our own states, we are doomed to suffer the devolution of the United States.

Your Opinion: Far Left missing the big picture

The far left had a light bulb moment when an angry mob and a few diehard poiticians decided to blame the murder of nine black people at the Emanuel AME Church shooting on the Confederate flag at the South Carolina statehouse and called for its removal from state property because it is allegedly a symbol of hate.