Editorials

'Enemies of the people?' Simply and plainly – 'no'

By Gene Policinski
    Journalism and journalists are not "enemies of the people." A free press brings us the news of the day, from weather to Wall Street, and when done properly functions as a "watchdog on government." The public expects that first part, and the First Amendment—on behalf of all of us—protects that last part.

Keep the state legislature from passing right to work again by exercising your right to vote

    Many people have been quoted as saying, “The very definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results.” No matter who said it, it’s a great thought and it’s one that Missouri voters should take to heart, especially when it comes to Right to Work.

What’s up with Dablemont?

    If you’ve been missing Larry Dablemont’s column on our Outdoor page recently, then you’re not alone. We miss it, too, but we’re glad to report it will be back soon.
    Recently, Dablemont has decided to change the focus of his weekly column, which appears in about 30 newspapers across the state. Rather than writing about hunting, fishing and his experiences in the outdoors, along with sharing some great memories from his younger days, as he has done for more than a decade in our newspapers, he chose to focus his attention on what he thinks is wrong with the Missouri Department of Conservation.

Does it really matter that Americans don't know exactly what First Amendment says?

By Lata Nott
    The majority of Americans are supportive of the rights guaranteed by the First Amendment, but are also unaware of exactly what those rights are, according to the recently released 2018 State of the First Amendment survey by the First Amendment Center of the Freedom Forum Institute.