Other Views: Loosen control
Critics have long argued the Obama administration has adopted an increasingly tight management of messages coming from itself and the myriad federal agencies it oversees.
Our View: Vote no on Amendment 1
Proponents of Amendment 1 — the Right to Farm Act — have not made their case. We’ve met with advocates of this amendment to the Missouri constitution and listened to their arguments, but we don’t believe they have adequately answered the central question: Who is it protecting, and from what?
Our View: That's 'b,' as in bloated
You can spin this two ways. Only about 2.5 percent of the money the federal government spends each year is spent on improper payments, such as overpayments to people receiving government benefits or tax credits for people who don’t qualify.
Your View: How tragic
“Governor vetoes 72-hour wait” was the headline on the front page of the July 3 Globe.
Your View: Roundabout education
With an influx of new roundabouts in Joplin, someone needs to promote education on how to drive through one. For instance, what yield means, stay in your lane, slow down, etc.
Other Views: Time for special inquiry
Testifying at a House committee hearing recently, Internal Revenue Services Commissioner John Koskinen did nothing to enlighten Congress or the public about a year-old scandal about whether his agency improperly targeted conservative groups.
Geoff Caldwell, columnist: It's like stepping into the Twilight Zone
U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Okla., was visiting the Fort Sill military complex in his home state and decided to visit the illegal immigrant processing center the federal government had recently opened on base.
Our View: Restore the hall
To borrow a phrase from a Home Depot commercial: “Let’s start doing.”
Your View: Who’s to blame?
Not long ago, Mercy cut area jobs because our Republican legislators have refused Medicaid expansion.
Your View: Access to health care
On June 30, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against an Affordable Care Act requirement that employers cover certain contraceptive products at no extra charge, as part of preventive benefits in employee health insurance plans.
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