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Your Opinion: Government takes rights

In response to Dewey Thompson’s letter published Feb. 25, he should read the transcript of Rush Limbaugh’s interview with Judge Roy Moore as would I hope all your readers would take the time to read.

Your Opinion: Squandered tax money

Please convey my thanks to Madeleine Leroux for conveying the humor in the report of the Chamber’s squandering of $300,000 of tax money. Their squirming is hilarious

Our Opinion: Circuit court again earns honor for efficiency

News Tribune editorial

The wheels of justice in Cole County’s 19th Judicial Circuit are turning at an efficient pace.

Perspective: Changes in perspective may improve education

Years ago best-selling author Richard Carlson, in the beginning of his book, “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff … and it’s all small stuff,“ wrote, “Often we allow ourselves to get all worked up about things that, upon closer examination, aren’t really that big a deal.”

Perspective: Negativity in political campaigns

It was a week of soul-searching in the Capitol. On Tuesday, I attended Auditor Tom Schweich’s funeral, where former Senate Jack Danforth’s eulogy focused on nastiness in politics. While I disagree with the venue, I agree with most of Danforth’s sentiments.

Our Opinion: Reporting potholes expedites repairs

News Tribune editorial

“MoDOT’s crews will repair minor road damage quickly, but we need the public’s help to spot those potholes and let us know where they are.”

Perspective: Standing with Israel

The timing of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech is particularly relevant given the deadline for a political agreement in the Iran nuclear negotiations which is only a few weeks away.

Our Opinion: Treachery lurks beneath deceptive ice

Violating the laws of nature brings consequences.

Your Opinion: Science or politics?

There is an old circus saying there is no money in playing a town you played last night.

Your Opinion: Candidates talk Chamber

None of the mayoral candidates in the March 1 edition could give any reason the Chamber of Commerce should receive any tax money.

Your Opinion: Unfair comparison

Talking heads and media pundits are fond of using comparisons to explain an event.

Your Opinion: Bullying by campaigns

Regarding the tragic death of Tom Schweich, I want to express my disgust with those “leaders” and so-called “writers” who fail miserably in respecting and observing the Golden Rule: “Treat others as you would like to be treated.”

Our Opinion: Virtues of Scouting for Food

The Boy Scout oath asks its members to pledge, among other actions, “to help other people at all times.”

Your Opinion: Response to Horstmann on gasoline prices

Recently Harold Horstmamn, being the super conservative Republican that he is, gave a rebuttal to one of my letters.

Your Opinion: Throwing snowballs at scientific data

Should public servants pay a price for cartoonish behavior?