The mad crush of Black Friday might be muted this year. In an effort to keep shoppers safe amid the pandemic, retailers have already been releasing their deals, staying closed on Thanksgiving Day and promoting online sales.
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…
President-elect Joe Biden and his team need access to daily intelligence briefings and coronavirus pandemic planning staff and information.
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.
A lot of things worry me about a Joe Biden-Kamala Harris administration, but nothing troubles me more than that it will accommodate the left's disturbing march toward selective suppression of free speech.
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…
Despite the increasingly grim news of the coronavirus pandemic, there are good things happening in the Joplin area — and specifically on the campuses of the region's two four-year universities.
The threat of contagion has made visiting those in hospitals difficult, even when the one in the hospital is there for an event so common that every human that ever existed on this planet has experienced it at least once — birth.
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…
Leave it to President Donald Trump and his Republican allies to spend more energy fighting nonexistent voter fraud than containing a virus that has killed 246,000 Americans and counting.
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.
The 2020 presidential election is not over yet. There are legal challenges and recounts pending in key states, and, under a long-standing legal process, those events must play out before a winner is officially declared.
In the middle of the worst economic downtown since the Great Depression, Joplin did something rather remarkable: It invested in itself at a record rate.
I was saddened to read about the recent death of Carthage artist Lowell Davis. Although I didn’t know him well, my husband and I, along with our son, Nathan, spent an unforgettable afternoon with him one extremely hot day in July a few year ago.
We are proud of the innovative solution the city of Joplin and Freeman Health System, the Joplin Christmas parade organizer, have arrived at to conduct the parade during the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
As the number of COVID-19 patients requiring hospitalization reaches record levels in the state, some hospitals and their community partners are developing new ways to make sure the public understands how critical their situation is.
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…
In 1950, the temperature was minus-38 degrees in Korea as American forces were retreating to safety through the frozen Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War.
This Week's Circulars
Linda Jane Thomas, 69, Nevada, MO, passed away on Sunday, November 22, 2020, at her home in Nevada following a lengthy illness. Janie was born October 22, 1951 in Broken Arrow, NE, to John T. and Evelyn (Elliott) Friel. She was united in marriage to Dennis Thomas on June 15, 1969, in Walker,…
- Carthage foster mother charged with abuse of 2 girls
- Joplin goes after United Airlines service
- Carthage swim team earns $10,000 for injured coach
- UPDATED: Carthage mayor overrides city council's approval of mask ordinance
- Recall petitions seek to oust 6 on Joplin City Council
- UPDATED: Joplin approves mandatory mask ordinance in special meeting
- Area towns not ready to follow Joplin’s mask stance
- Mercy hospital workers grateful for meals provided by restaurant owner during pandemic
- Virus impact on teachers poses concern for Joplin School District
- Wally Kennedy: New coffee shop coming; medical marijuana dispensary set to open