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As a veteran, it always warms my heart to see individuals and businesses flying the American flag. But it also saddens me to see the flag flown incorrectly.
I have cancer. I take oral chemotherapy. It has been more than three years, and I’m still fighting. And this is not the sad news.
Veto-proof Republican majorities in Missouris House and Senate reduce the chances that Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon can reverse the damage done in the last legislative session. Still, hope springs eternal. So here is our Fantasy Veto Session for Missouri.
Watching over at-risk children has to be a states top priority. It must be done transparently. Darkness and secrecy are exactly the conditions that allow child abuse to thrive.
As recent evidence shows in Raytown and Lee’s Summit, Wal-Mart usually gets its way by wooing public officials with the possibility of future tax revenues and wearing down its opponents.
Led by Mayor Sly James, Kansas Citys elected officials work well together in setting priorities for using city funds. But dont get carried away: History shows politicians, city managers and staff members routinely talk a good game about setting priorities and wisely spending public funds.
Red-light cameras do their job well by reducing traffic crashes and red light running.
Rebuilding Moore, Okla., , where a two-mile wide, EF-5 tornado on Monday ripped up the town, will start soon with help from the federal government and relief agencies. This is a time for Moore residents and city officials to plan to rebuild the city green.
One can envision the hearings. The outraged congressmen and the pompous senators grilling the secretary, with no answer likely to satisfy. The TV lights and live coverage on Fox. A new revelation (or non-revelation) popping up every couple of days. Is it any wonder good people are reluctant to go into public service these days?
We still raise corn and cotton in Missouri, and cockleburs pop up as weeds. But we arent producing a bumper crop of Democrats these days. And, sadly, our state politicians are no longer immune to the frothy eloquence of charlatans who sell the false logic of income tax cuts and anti-worker laws and other brands of snake oil.
Missouris efforts to shut down Gordon Parks Elementary School show we still need to figure out a way to fairly hold accountable charter schools, which often set out to serve disadvantaged students.
Consumers need to keep pressing companies to follow through on their ethical commitments and codes of conduct. We need to make it clear that responsibility for poor working conditions and safety lapses rests with them, not just with third parties overseas.
People often send news tips, but don't want to be named in coverage. Should that dissuade them?
Letter-writers are entitled to their own opinions, not their own facts. But what about when it would be difficult to verify personal info?
Hostess has a new owner, who is opening the plants that make Twinkies, Ho Hos and Ding Dong brands. Only they are reopening without any unions. Thats one big step for American capitalism. And one big step backward for unions.
By the acquisition of major newspapers, wealthy Koch brothers of Wichita could purchase the forum for opinion that influences millions of voters. Whether you are conservative or liberal, the prospect of having that much power concentrated in so few hands should be plenty scary.
The Common Core standards are actually an attempt by governors including many conservative Republican governors to set some coherent standards on what children should know about math and English by various grade levels.
President Barack Obamas scandals are interlocking and overlapping in ways that drain his authority. Everything he advocates requires Americans to lavish on government something his administration, and big government generally, undermines trust.
The principles implicated by the murder trial of the Pennsylvania abortion doctor make the trial and the static nature of public opinion significant news items. The significance, however, has been lost in a debate focused on the media rather than the weightier issues the case necessarily entails.
This is the time of year when we are looking forward to graduations. I have heard many graduation speeches, only a few were good. I have given the topic some thought. As a retired senior citizen, if I were asked to speak this is what I would say.
Enough with the delays, writes Chris Faulkner, the CEO of Breitling Energy Cos. The White House has no good reasons for rejecting the pipeline any longer. Keystone XL should be approved without delay.
The Missouri Nonpartisan Court Plan belongs to the people of Missouri, writes Missouri Bar President Patrick B. Starke of Lees Summit, and we must not let politicians and out-of-state special interests with big money steal it.