Despite political rhetoric this year, the gravest, most immediate threat to the United States remains unchanged since sometime in the mid-1950s. It is the threat of the use of nuclear weapons against the American homeland. Such an event could happen tomorrow, not decades from now.
We all use Facebook, whether it's to keep in touch with old friends, message family members who live far away or share our best selfies with the world. It's almost a requirement in some scenarios, such as an employee who must use Facebook for work purposes.
Having spent my childhood in Milwaukee, then Kansas, we were Packers and Chiefs fans at our house when I was growing up. But I still remember watching the Dolphins during that perfect 1972 season. I’d lay there, stretched out on the living room floor, chin in my hands, staring at the television.
As family and friends of Carol Stark lay her to rest today, we take one more look back at the impact she had on the Joplin area through her long career at The Joplin Globe:
WASHINGTON — In a trade war, as in a real one, people are wounded by friendly fire from their side. Consider some casualties in Donald Trump's "easy to win" — his promise — trade war. Begin with the company whose green machines bear the name of the blacksmith who, in the 1830s in Grand Detou…
It may be August, but county clerks across Missouri are already planning for the 2020 elections. Next year, voters will go to the polls in March, April, August and November to make their voice heard on contests and issues affecting our local communities, our state and the nation.
With many surveys showing multiple Democratic hopefuls leading President Donald Trump in hypothetical 2020 ballot tests, Democrats should feel confident they can deny the incumbent president a second term. But many don't.
Two men lacking the common sense God gave a garden slug strolled into a Kansas City Walmart with a rifle and a handgun recently and, whew, were promptly taken into custody. But under this state's laws, police later said they'd done nothing illegal.
WASHINGTON — Because of the investigation led by three University of South Florida researchers, and because of exemplary journalism by the Tampa Bay Times, we now have an intensely discomforting but welcome enrichment of American literature. It requires artistry to write beautifully about ch…
The more we learn about the late Jeffrey Epstein's 13 months in so-called custody at the Palm Beach County Stockade, the clearer is the lesson:
Workers at a Royal Dutch Shell petrochemical plant outside Pittsburgh were coerced into attending a political event featuring President Donald Trump on Aug. 13 on pain of losing overtime pay for the week.
Our frustration with the use of encryption and self-destruct technology continues to climb as we learn about their misuse by government officials.
PINKHAM NOTCH, New Hampshire — The peaks here are treacherous. Seasoned hikers have stumbled on their paths across the Presidential Range. Many of them have fallen. So, too, have political front-runners.
I had high hopes for Wikipedia. Having grown up with the Encyclopedia Britannica, I knew that its articles combined a fulsome array of factoids — at least, those accepted in the historical moment in which its entries were written — with a literary flair that gave the reader a three-dimension…
In negotiations with Mikhail Gorbachev concerning nuclear disarmament, which resulted in the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, President Ronald Reagan used an old Russian proverb: “Trust but verify.”
It is difficult to discourage and impossible to manage Justin Amash because he, unusual among politicians, does not want much and wants nothing inordinately. He would like to win a sixth term as congressman from this culturally distinctive slice of the Midwest in Michigan. He does not, howev…
Missouri should expand Medicaid coverage, but because the Legislature will not, the issue should be put before voters through the initiative petition process.
Here are the ages that the top presidential candidates will be on Inauguration Day in 2021: Bernie Sanders, 79; Joe Biden, 78; Donald Trump, 74; and Elizabeth Warren, 71.
Anyone who’s watched a courtroom TV drama has heard the phrase “Hard cases make bad law.” It’s a legal maxim that says really extreme — i.e., rare or weird — cases are not only hard to generalize from, they’re also a bad foundation for new legislation or policy.
America is in danger, and it is time to demand action by those who are failing to safeguard our elections. Congress, state officials and voting machine vendors are derelict in their duty to protect our democracy.
Given its surplus of violence and scarcity of resources, Chicago surely has bigger things to worry about than the menace, as the city sees it, of Laura Pekarik's cupcakes. Herewith redundant evidence of regulatory government's unsleeping solicitousness for the strong.
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo was caught in a video screaming expletives when someone made the mistake of calling him "Fredo," referring to the fictional character Fredo Corleone from "The Godfather" films. Fredo is portrayed as the gentle but dimwitted brother, incompetent in the family's business…
Like every other right-thinking person, I begin every vacation with an earnest resolution to unplug from the internet: no Twitter, no Facebook, only occasional peeks at email. We spend too much of our lives overwhelmed by information; summer getaways give us a chance to take a breath.
In response to my letter about the need for gun legislation after the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Missouri, sent a form response that read, "It is important that we have a serious national discussion about preventing these senseless acts of violence."
U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell’s campaign was locked out of Twitter last week because it wouldn't remove one “offensive video." The video shows the words and actions of protesters outside of McConnell’s home earlier that week. The hash tag of those protesters is “#MassacreMitch,” which has not be…
WELLS, Maine — With almost no attention, and surely no grand commemoration, Maine this summer marked an important American anniversary that, despite its unheralded nature, provided one of the more vital and less well-known turning points in the nation’s history.
In 2002, a friend’s 8-year-old daughter, Brianna Caddell, while sleeping in her bed, was fatally shot with an AK-47 assault rifle. The shooter, a drug dealer who had a beef with another drug dealer, fired on the wrong house in Detroit, spraying it with two dozen rounds.
WASHINGTON — Regimes, however intellectually disreputable, rarely are unable to attract intellectuals eager to rationalize the regimes’ behavior. America’s current administration has “national conservatives.” They advocate unprecedented expansion of government in order to purge America of ex…
County commissioners in the rural American West possess the daunting authority of Afghan warlords, it’s been said. They wield their power by demanding federal agencies do their bidding in the vast expanse of public lands in which the counties are embedded. Too often, they have their way.
Joplin City Council members should vote to ask residents to increase the sales tax by a half-cent to bail out the city’s underfunded pension plan during a special meeting on the issue set for 6 p.m. Monday.
Joplin's Emancipation Celebration Committee last weekend put on another successful Emancipation Park Days, the three-day festival in Ewert Park that coincides with the anniversary of the August date when slaves in Missouri gained freedom after the Civil War.
Seeking a ratings extravaganza, the same cable news networks that televised Donald Trump's airport arrivals during the 2016 campaign as if he were the pope or the Rolling Stones are currently presenting another kind of "reality" TV: the 2020 Democratic presidential debates.
This Week's Circulars
Sharon L. Fleury, 73, passed away Thursday, August 15, 2019, in New Hampshire. She was a retired real estate appraiser. Sharon is survived by brother, Robert Freese, of New Hampshire; and daughter, Angela Lombard, of Joplin, MO. No local services are planned. In loving memory of Sharon L. Fl…
MERIDEN, KS - Kathy Kime Robins, 60, a homemaker, passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2019. A celebration of her life will be held at later date. Arrangements under the direction of Kansas City Cremation Center, Shawnee Mission
CARTHAGE, MO - Virginia I. Castor, 86, a former Walmart employee, passed away Thursday, August 22, 2019. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Ulmer Funeral Home, Carthage.
- Carthage woman to stand trial in prostitution-robbery case
- Wally Kennedy: Joplin needs a full-service supermarket
- Doctor at Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks indicted for involuntary manslaughter
- Will Webb City stay in Class 4 or bump up to Class 5?
- Joplin police investigating three Range Line burglaries
- New classifications released; Webb City remains in Class 4
- Teen detained in shooting of roommate in Joplin
- U.S. Bank to close three locations in November
- Cheryle Finley: Miles upon miles of memories shared with friend
- Ottawa County Fair underway in Miami