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Pete Buttigieg is still a long shot to win the Democratic nomination, let alone the White House. Despite surprisingly strong showings in both Iowa and New Hampshire, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, could struggle as the race turns to states where minority voters play much larger roles.

Two recent events in Missouri ought to remind us of something we all know: Slow down for accident scenes. Move over when possible.

From the day he entered the race, Joe Biden was the great hope of the Democratic establishment to spare them from the horrifying prospect of a 2020 race between Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.

BURLINGTON, Vermont — Nearly a half-century ago, a young University of Vermont political scientist was rummaging through the stacks of the Howe Memorial Library when he was accosted by an agitated figure fulminating about millionaires and displaying an unsettling fixation on the Rockefeller family.

The Show Me a Brighter Future Scholarship Program (Senate Bill 581) is designed to assist low-income Missouri students and those who qualify for individual education programs to have access to a quality education that fits their learning needs.

The Democrats who impeached President Donald Trump knew they did not have a prayer of removing him from office. But they also knew impeachment might have another effect — to weaken the president and reduce his chances of winning reelection in November.

After the U.S. Senate acquitted President Donald Trump of wrongdoing, he continued to assert that he did absolutely nothing wrong. This is almost certainly not true. In fact, his acquittal was supported by the compliance of a significant number of Republican senators who conceded that Trump …

Sen. Lisa Murkowski told her fellow senators that President Donald Trump's conduct in the Ukrainian affair that led to his impeachment was far from perfect. "The president's behavior was shameful and wrong," said the Alaska Republican. "His personal interests do not take precedence over thos…

I resisted entry into the impeachment of President Donald Trump out of a sincere desire to let the facts speak for themselves. Then, even if this went against my beliefs and values, I could accept the outcome, if it were justly determined. The need for an absolute standard of right and wrong…

Whether President Donald Trump deliberately refused to shake her hand or not, and whether House Speaker Nancy Pelosi should have ripped up his speech or not, the state of the union was apparent to anyone with a television Tuesday night, even if they turned the sound down.

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Deep in the historical archives of the state that today holds the first contest in the 2020 presidential election is the farm diary of Ellen Mowrer Miller, who, more than a century and a half ago, expressed the optimism that a dozen Democratic candidates are struggling to s…

As I write this column, U.S. senators are submitting written questions (yes, written) for Chief Justice John Roberts to read. Then, based on the person to whom it is addressed, either a member of the House manager's impeachment team or the president's defense team steps up to the lectern and…

This Week's Circulars

Obituaries

JOPLIN, MO - Gregory Moore, 64, a machinist, passed away Monday, February 17, 2020. Services are planned for a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Ozark Memorial Park Crematory, Joplin.

CARTHAGE, MO - Frank B. Smith, 58, a truck driver, passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2020. Services are planned for a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Ozark Memorial Park Crematory, Joplin, MO.

COLUMBUS, KS - Ruth Hall passed away February 16, 2020 at 6:43 p.m. at Advent Health Hospitalm in Shawnee Mission, KS, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Ruth was born on August 11, 1955 to her parents Ray and Betty McBride of Columbus. She and William "Mike" Hall were united in marriag…