Editorial/Opinion

Public Has Right to COVID-19 Data for Long-Term Care Facilities

By Dennis Ellsworth, Sunshine Coalition So fractured is compliance with the Missouri Sunshine Law that state health officials — and at least some local governments — are impeding the release of vital information due the public about the COVID-19 pandemic. This issue involves the toll on residents of the state’s long-term care facilities. It turns…

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Opinion: We Now Know – Trump’s Leadership Saved Lives

By Robert Charles, National Spokesman for the Association of Mature American Citizens  As America emerges from COVID-19 and States reopen wholesale or by county, shadows are giving way to sunlight, furrowed brows to smiles, and reality is returning. Four facts define this moment, and they are encouraging – not discouraging. First, the tipping point has…

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Opinion: Eminent Domain is Not For Sale in Missouri

By Eric Bohl Imagine if Warren Buffett wanted to build a private toll road across northern Missouri. The billionaire would charge cars $100 apiece to race from his home city of Omaha, Nebraska, to Nashville, Tennessee, pocketing a huge chunk of profit on each trip. He might call it the “Music City Express.” Unfortunately, the…

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Opinion: Grain Belt Express will Lower Electric Bills and Create Jobs

By Lee Barker Missourians do not like living paycheck to paycheck paying high utility bills, and soon many won’t have to. The Grain Belt Express Transmission Line will lower the cost of utility bills to dozens of communities throughout the state. When built, the Grain Belt Express will deliver low cost wind and solar power…

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OPINION: No One is Above the Law – Including Congress

By Robert Charles, National Spokesman for the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC] House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Impeachment leader Adam Schiff (D-VA) spent November repeating a time-tested line: “No one is above the law.” This weekend, Michigan Congresswoman Debbie Dingell trumpeted it. Next week, Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) will. The line…

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Economic Freedom in Missouri – An Opinion Piece

By R.W. Hafer, Professor of Economics and Director, Center for Economics and the Environment, Lindenwood University Missouri is the 16th most economically-free state in the union according to the just released 2019 edition of the Economic Freedom of North America. The report is published by Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think tank.…

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Capitol Perspectives: Harry Truman’s Statehouse Legacy

By Phill Brooks A recent visit my wife and I paid to Harry S Truman’s library and museum in Independence caused me to reminisce about Truman’s legacy in Missouri’s statehouse. It’s a complicated story about how the bust of the state’s only U.S. President has been handled in the state Capitol. When I began covering…

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Farm for Life Editorial: Lieutenant Governor Kehoe

As a first generation farmer, Mike Kehoe is one of an increasingly rare breed. His vantage point has changed significantly over time, from St. Louis to the rocky and oak-tree covered landscape of the Ozark hills. Described by Kehoe as a horse farm turned cattle farm, he and his wife Claudia own and operate their…

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