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“The recovery has been very strong,” Donald Trump said last week. Then the Commerce Department reported that the U.S. economy contracted between April and June at the fastest pace in nearly three-quarters of a century, which is as long as economists have been keeping track. The drop wiped ou…

There’s talk about renaming the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Alabama after the late Congressman John Lewis.

This time last year, the temperature in Nunavut, the faraway Canadian land of massive ice floes and tundra islands that make up the Arctic archipelago, soared above 73 degrees for the first time. This summer, some 1,480 miles from the territorial capital of Iqaluit, the editors of the Harvar…

If the protesters swarming the streets of Portland, Oregon, and other cities really want to defeat President Donald Trump, they might want to consider this suggestion: Go home.

Seventy-five years ago today, what was left of the crew of the USS Indianapolis was spotted by a U.S. Navy PBY patrol plane. Hit by two torpedoes on her starboard side from a Japanese submarine just after midnight on July 30, the ship went down in 12 minutes, and roughly 900 sailors found th…

In the Tuesday primary election, Missouri voters will vote on an amendment to the Missouri Constitution to permanently expand Medicaid eligibility. Missouri Right to Life PAC opposes this amendment — Amendment 2 on the ballot — because it could open the door to taxpayer-funded abortions and …

A special session of the Missouri General Assembly convened on Tuesday, called by Gov. Mike Parson to take action on violent crime. While violent crime is an important issue facing Missouri’s largest cities, it isn’t the most important issue facing our state.

President Donald Trump has said he has “no responsibility” for the coronavirus pandemic, fobbing it off on governors and mayors whose repeated requests for federal help he’s denied. Yet he’s now sending federal troops into cities he says are controlled by the “radical left,” even as mayors a…

Some in the Senate are resisting extending the $600-per-week unemployment benefit as part of the latest rescue bill. They want a $200 supplement until states can come up with something that reimburses unemployed workers for 70% of their lost income.

President Donald Trump has said many times that voting by mail — which will play a big role in this November’s presidential election — is vulnerable to fraud. “There is tremendous evidence of fraud whenever you have mail-in ballots,” Trump has noted. The November election, he added, “will be…

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched…

When Chris Wallace asked President Donald Trump on Fox if he would accept the results of the November election, the response was chilling. “I have to see,” Trump said. “I’m not going to just say ‘yes.’ I’m not going to say ‘no.’” As one reason for his reticence, he charged: “I think mail-in …

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched…

The first time I met John Lewis, in 2003, it was as the new girlfriend of his colleague in the House of Representatives. He had just sat down In a room full of dinner tables, but when he saw Sherrod and me walking toward him, John stood up and pulled me into a hug.

Not a day goes by that I don't read a letter or column from some poor soul espousing that President Donald Trump is the greatest threat to this nation in its history, that our “democracy” (they can't grasp that we're a constitutional republic, but I digress) is in peril, and that if he and h…

In the midst of a pandemic, an economic downturn and a contentious election campaign (when are they are not?) we still think there are many things for which we can all be thankful.

In The Joplin Globe, there was another article about Homer Cole. Homer passed away several weeks ago, and his funeral was attended by a huge number of his friends, myself included.

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