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Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor — and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me “to recommend to the People …

The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a natur…

A tough year, 2020 — a pandemic both global and local, economic upheaval, demonstrations and counterdemonstrations, and an election that exposed a country riven by deep divisions — a year, quite frankly, that we'll be grateful to exit in a few more weeks. Yet for all its troubles, this Thank…

Missing in any debate about whether it is wise for the United States to reduce its troop numbers in both Afghanistan and Iraq, as the Trump administration has ordered, down to 2,500 Americans in each country (a number, let it be noted, that is too few to fight and too many to die), is the qu…

According to The New York Times, Rudy Giuliani has been seeking $20,000 a day — since the day after the election — to lead the war against reality being waged by President Donald Trump’s lawyers. He denies the number but claims the president wanted to make sure he got paid.

My grandfather, Harry S. Truman, initiated the protocols for the peaceful transfer of presidential power as we know them today. He invited President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower to send over his Cabinet and staff so they could kick the tires, as it were — be briefed by their predecessors, atte…

How about some good economic news? According to the just-released 2020 edition of Economic Freedom of North America, Missouri ranks as the 12th-most economically free state in the country. It is an improvement over last year’s ranking, which was 16th. That’s good news because more economic f…

Jodi Doering, an emergency room nurse in South Dakota, tweeted this description of COVID-19 patients she's been treating: "The ones that stick out are those who still don't believe the virus is real. The ones who scream at you for a magic medicine, and that Joe Biden is going to ruin the USA…

Remember the debate over the meaning of the phrase “defund the police”? Repeated over and over on the progressive left, it seemed pretty clear — it meant that cities should no longer fund, and thus effectively abolish, their police forces. But some Democrats worried that embracing such a rad…

Some of Joplin’s challenges as identified in a “listening tour” survey were laid out recently for the City Council by City Manager Nick Edwards; the council will discuss the report in more depth at a daylong retreat scheduled for Nov. 30.

Just after the media declared him the presumptive president-elect of the United States, Democrat Joe Biden invoked the Old Testament in an inspiring speech about unifying the divided nation that he has served for half a century:

In my work as a lawyer, I often find myself sitting with CEOs waiting for a verdict. So, I write statements for everybody to use if we lose. Someone once noticed that I never draft victory statements. Winning is easy: The system worked, and you smile for the camera.

In its effort to challenge vote counts in key states, the Trump campaign has filed lots of lawsuits that have little chance of winning. But there is one suit that it should win — not only for the Donald Trump's campaign or the 2020 election but for all elections in the future. It's the court…

As a product of 1980s Democratic politics, I rarely believed that the Democrat was going to win. Four years ago, I canceled my Tuesday class. Traffic, I said, as I raced out of an Annenberg Panel at 5:05 p.m., pretending that Fox might need me (even though I had gotten fired for representing…

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