Thank goodness that’s over with. Now, we can all get back to peaceful nights at home without our phones ringing off the hook and enjoy getting lost in our favorite sit-com without having to sit through endless political commercials. And, hopefully, our newly elected officials can get back to representing their constituents like they did decades ago, rather than their parties, like they’ve been doing lately.
By Gene Policinski
The White House. To the world, it's the image of the United States. To Americans, it's the "us" in U.S. — and the universally recognized metaphor for the president and the administration behind him.
By Phill Brooks
Earlier this year, I had a friendly debate with Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin. In his final months in Missouri's General Assembly, we were reminiscing about his history as the state's only House speaker to become the Senate's top leader.
By R.W. Hafer
Jeff Bezos created quite a stir by announcing that his company, Amazon, would increase entry-level wages to $15 an hour. Bernie Sanders and the Fight for $15 activists lauded this move, claiming victory for their campaign. What Amazon’s new policy really reflects, however, is economics (and some PR) at work. It isn’t support for raising the overall minimum wage.
In his letter last week Stan Schell gives a scenario that, if true, would be reason for complaint. However, I noticed that he does not mention the actual crime for which he was incarcerated. While it is not necessary, was it because he figured that if he did, no one would feel sorry for him? Maybe not, but just wondering.
A recent missive from Congressperson (Jason) Smith states the federal government should be run like a family farm in terms of dealing with a budget. That is wrong.