Letters to the Editor

It has been a long journey for Obamacare, but a train wreck it is not. The no prisoners taken, no quarters given fight may have been worth it, although the nation’s other business has been stiffed by the Republicans’ monomania for three years.

Letters to the editor

About 10 years ago, former Vice President Al Gore stated that “in 10 years, there will be no snow on Kilimanjaro.” Actually, there is snow on Kilimanjaro at this time, and it is apparently slowly increasing.

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Russia scuttles an old destroyer blocking a harbor in the Ukraine, which prevents the Ukrainian navy from entering the Black Sea. How is that not an “act of war”?

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Missouri state Sen. Wayne Wallingford, a Cape Girardeau Republican, has a bill that would give a person the right to refuse service as long as he was “substantially motivated by religious belief.”

Superman’s admirers may not have seen his Jewish roots, but the Third Reich did

He didn’t look Jewish. Not with his perfect pug nose, electric blue eyes and a boyish spit curl that suggested Anglo as well as Saxon. His social circle didn’t give it away either: Lois Lane and even Lex Luthor were, like him, more Midwest mainstream than East Coast ethnic. The surest sign that Clark Kent was no Semite came when the bespectacled everyman donned royal blue tights and a furling red cape to transform into a Superman with rippling muscles and magnifying superpowers. Who ever heard of a Jewish strongman?

Therese Park: There are laws above human laws

I believe that removing Bishop Robert Finn from his diocesan duty will not solve the problems we’re having today. How do we know that his successor would better handle the lawsuits he’d certainly inherit, without mentioning the funds the diocese spent in legal fees and punitive damages?

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Clay Chastain is again in the news about a light-rail plan he campaigned for years ago and still persists like a madness, like a carnival of mystic pursuit, like a sinister merry-go-round of ghost horses, like that dream that makes for a restless nightmare in the middle of the night.

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Our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren will be the recipients of a national debt enormous in size, which will cause sadness and harm if we don’t act. Our U.S. government needs to take helpful action.

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Pure partisanship on the part of Republican members of the House of Representatives is a categorical example of abuse of power while they accuse that of President Barack Obama.

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Once again, middle-class homeowners in the Center School District are getting gouged with another school tax increase (1-8, 816, “Falling property values boost tax rates in Center, Fort Osage”). Most homeowners’ taxes are already going up because of last year’s reassessment even though home values are still well below what they were several years ago.

Stacey Hatton: Surprise me? Surprise me not

Some people love surprises and some don’t. I’m not saying that one way is better than the other. That’s just the only way I allow myself to stereotype people. Forget political or religious differences; this is the meat and potatoes of life right here.

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