A most unusual legislative session

By Phill Brooks
    The 2021 Missouri legislative session was one of the most unusual and unpredictable of the legislative gatherings I've covered in some 50 years.
    Despite Republicans holding an overwhelming majority in both the House and Senate, Democrats scored some major victories for issues they pushed including restrictions on police choke holds, extending court-order protection orders against abusers and establishing a statewide database to track opioid drug prescriptions.

Faulty thinking

    One of the most influential thinkers of the 19th century was Friedrich Nietzsche. He is famous for his dictum, “If I think that God does not exist, then there is no God.”

Rural help coming

    The newly-passed infrastructure package approved by Congress last week promises to reach every corner of the country, and for rural America, funding for water and sewer, broadband internet, and electrical projects could have the most impact.

Ill-informed opinions

    U.S. Senator Hawley recently had an op-ed originally published in the “New York Times.” His criticism of past trade and financial policies is well founded. The Neo-liberals have created a system that rewarded the already wealthy at the expense of the working and middle class.

Appreciate articles

    The 2021 Rolla Walk to End Alzheimer’s Committee would like to extend our gratitude to the staff for supporting our cause with all of the articles and events featured in the paper.