Recent events surrounding the presidential election and the transfer of power to a new administration has widened a rift among Americans. Many have lost trust in institutions central to the functioning of our political system. Because trust is the bedrock upon which our free-market capitalis…

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It’s been said of President Abraham Lincoln that he had a “mystical” devotion to the idea of Union. His conviction that the American states were united in an indissoluble bond is what braced him through the monstrous burdens he bore. It’s not too much to say that the very existence of this c…

“He'd wake up at 3 or 4 in the morning to get to the hospital for rounds so he could be at his office when it opened. He never took a break.”

WASHINGTON — At a moment of historic firsts — the first woman, Black and South Asian vice president; the first inaugural address given on a recent crime scene; the first passing of presidential power from a classless, unhinged narcissist who tried to destroy the constitutional order — the mo…

My first experience of Vietnam was the warm, humid air. It engulfed my body as I stepped off the C-130 at Da Nang Air Base. It seemed alien to me. I had never felt that depth of penetrating humidity before. At that moment, I knew the world had changed. I could literally feel it. I felt somet…

Contrary to what our national media had been screeching for days was in imminent danger, Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. took the oath of office Jan. 20, and the traditional inaugural speech was given.

President Donald Trump is now former President Trump. With Joe Biden now President Biden, Democrats control the White House, the House and the Senate. An ambitious agenda lies ahead for the new Democratic administration. And yet there are signs that some Democrats' obsession with Trump — the…

As Joe Biden takes office as the nation’s 46th president, one number should be deeply disturbing to anyone who cares about the health of democracy. That number is 32: the percentage of Americans who told an ABC/Washington Post poll that Biden “did not legitimately win” the November election.…

Poor Justin Trudeau. The Canadian prime minister must have been relieved to be done with President Donald Trump, only to learn that President Joe Biden plans to tell Canada to pound sand as one of his first priorities.

There are many dangers ahead for that great survivor of American politics, Joe Biden. There is a deadly virus that is rampaging across the land even as it is mutating, economic challenges, a wealth and privilege gap that is widening, potential troubles with Iran, allies wary of America's com…

Our Missouri officials seem to be occupied with trying to help overthrow our U.S. government. Currently, they are too busy trying to save Josh Hawley to take time to try and save the lives of the people of Missouri.

We think Joplin should renovate and expand Ewert Pool rather than replace it with a splash pad and an ice rink.

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Editor’s note: This speech was delivered by Martin Luther King Jr. at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on Aug. 28, 1963

U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., used part of our pages last week to launch a defense of himself and in the process accused the "media" of helping deceive Americans into thinking he was an “insurrectionist.”

"I cannot sit idly by in Atlanta and not be concerned about what happens in Birmingham. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly. Never…

"There has never been a greater betrayal by a president of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution," said Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., in announcing she would vote to impeach President Donald Trump.

What radio was to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and TV was to President Ronald Reagan, communicating 280 characters at a time on a social media platform that is a watchword for hyperactive inanity was to President Donald Trump.

Even as he assumes center stage in Washington, profound questions still remain about Joe Biden’s plans. His initial appointments have been solid, diverse, experienced and capable, drawn overwhelmingly from the established center of the party. He has recognized that the nation faces crises of…

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Last week I objected during the Joint Session count of electoral votes in order to have a debate on the issue of election integrity. My objection proceeded according to the letter of the statute, which specifically permits for objections and debate, and followed the traditions of Congress.

Not enough attention has been given to the new law curbing surprise medical bills and balance billing; the measure is worth celebrating, but Congress failed to address the most prevalent source of unexpected health care bills.

Democrats spent the last four years accusing President Donald Trump of being soft on Russia. And worse, some called the president a Russian asset, a traitor, Putin’s patsy and much, much more. It was all nonsense, because behind the rhetoric was the stark reality that Trump and his administr…

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