The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

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Opinion
  • Your View: Keep on sharing

    I was disappointed when I recently donated two books to the Joplin Public Library.

    July 15, 2014

  • Our View.jpg Our View: More guns in schools no answer

    Knee-jerk responses make bad law, and that’s why we support Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon’s decision Monday to veto a bill that would allow specially designated and trained teachers and administrators to bring concealed weapons into classrooms.

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Anson Burlingame, guest columnist: Good choice, LeBron

    It is rare, for me at least, to see major sports figures as exceptionally good men or women.

    July 14, 2014

  • Other Views Other Views: Beneficial changes

    We hope the Kansas National Education Association is as good as its word in saying it wants to be part of solutions “that make sense for students.”

    July 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Herb Van Fleet, columnist: Fourth is finished; what about its meaning?

    The speeches are now fading memories, the patriotic music has ended, the hot dog eating contests are over and the fireworks have fizzled out.

    July 14, 2014

  • Other Views 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.

    July 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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?

    July 13, 2014

  • Our View.jpg 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.

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Your View: How tragic

    “Governor vetoes 72-hour wait” was the headline on the front page of the July 3 Globe.

    July 10, 2014

  • 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.

    July 10, 2014

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