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Your Opinion: Damage done by Democrats

Published Aug. 25 2016
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The Democratic Party that fought for slavery, the KKK, and Jim Crow laws now has economic slavery for the whole...

Your Opinion: South students enjoy LU welcome

Published Aug. 25 2016
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Hats off to Lincoln University's band and auxiliary units. Students, parents and staff at South Elementary had the most spectacular...

Our Opinion: Teens steer increase in seat belt use

Published Aug. 25 2016
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Although a fractional increase in seat belt use by teenagers is not a giant step, it is a step in...

Your Opinion: Flood control plan needed

Published Aug. 24 2016
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It was an ordinary rain. The creek rose. Folks got rescued.

Your Opinion: Facts about carbon dioxide

Published Aug. 24 2016
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A recent letter to the editor offered up another round of climate denial, this time suggesting that we are in...

Your Opinion: Rebuttal to editorial

Published Aug. 24 2016
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I disagree with the editor's analysis of the outcome of the #Medicaid23 trial.

Our Opinion: School board members' productive self-analysis

Published Aug. 24 2016
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Self-evaluation can be challenging.

Your Opinion: Programs perpetuate dependency

Published Aug. 23 2016
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Since the "War on Poverty" began in the late '60s nearly $20 trillion has been spent on means-tested welfare.

Your Opinion: Poor presidential prospects

Published Aug. 23 2016
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I'm disgusted. At a time when America needs firm leadership at the helm of our country we're faced with nothing...

Our Opinion: One impaired decision invites dire consequences

Published Aug. 23 2016
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Law enforcement officials have a new tool in the crackdown on traffic offenders.

Your Opinion: A look at the presidential candidates

Published Aug. 22 2016
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Once again I respectfully ask each and every person who reads my comments to please keep an open mind when...

Your Opinion: Flooding shows need for action on climate

Published Aug. 22 2016
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I found it heartbreaking to read your Aug. 17 article: "In flooded Louisiana, a cleanup and search for bodies."

Our Opinion: A major step along Capitol Avenue

Published Aug. 21 2016
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Jefferson City has taken a significant step to ameliorate the dilapidated buildings that line a portion of East Capitol Avenue.

Perspective: Special session requested on defender issue

Published Aug. 21 2016
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Leadership finds a way. When things go wrong in government, like anywhere, it is human nature to assign responsibility for...

Your Opinion: TIFs and tax inequality

Published Aug. 21 2016
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When it comes to paying taxes that support our city, county, library and schools, is there a standard? Do we...

Your Opinion: JCRC deserves a new field

Published Aug. 21 2016
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My husband has been building and flying radio-controlled aircraft as a member of the Jefferson City Radio Control Club for...

Your Opinion: Restore sacred music at LU

Published Aug. 21 2016
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As a graduate of Lincoln University's sacred music program, I am deeply upset about the immediate elimination of this program...

Your Opinion: Respect handicapped parking spots

Published Aug. 21 2016
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At Capital Region Healthplex I observe on a daily basis individuals who can easily walk unassisted and with no devices...

Your Opinion: Fix Obamacare; don't repeal it

Published Aug. 21 2016
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Obamacare is in trouble, and the reason is that the five biggest health insurers are all losing money on the...

Your Opinion: Thoughts about 'white privilege'

Published Aug. 21 2016
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Recently I read an account by a person who I assumed was a relatively young white male; He questioned why...

Our Opinion: LU's Day of Service acts as springboard

Published Aug. 20 2016
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Among the traditions associated with the beginning of a new school year, a Lincoln University initiative provides mutual benefits for...

Perspective: Issues before the House

Published Aug. 20 2016
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On any given day that the House is in session, my schedule consists of meeting with constituents from the 3rd...

Our Opinion: A crime or an act of civil disobedience?

Published Aug. 19 2016
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Is orchestrated civil disobedience a crime?