Three letters don't get mentioned in polite company these days. No, not those three ... the three we are thinking of are E ... P ... A.
FORT WORTH, Texas — During an MSNBC town hall on abortion rights last weekend, Democratic presidential front-runner Bernie Sanders was asked if he thought there was room in his party for pro-lifers.
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.
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.
Laura Kelly, the Democratic governor of Kansas, is receiving attention for the appointments she made during her first year in office to various state boards, commissions and panels.
Now that the impeachment trial has wound down to its inevitable fate, everyone is gearing up for the election — the election that will change life as we know it for years to come.
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.
A recent lawsuit filed against the Missouri House has highlighted a growing conflict between demands for openness in government versus the expectation of Missouri residents for personal privacy
In the wake of President Trump's State of the Union, not much has been heard about one of his proposals, but we think three sentences merit more attention:
Vision Joplin 2022 recently reported to the Joplin City Council that many of the initiatives pursued by the committee have been achieved; there are, however, important goals that remain.
The 2020 election took its first official steps last week with the Iowa caucuses, which generally help set the tone for the rest of the campaign season and solidify leading candidates.
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 …
The nation's political press and corresponding media outlets have for years now been running a “radical right,” “hardcore conservatives" and “evangelical Christians” political narrative.
I remember having a lot of free time as a kid. For the most part, that was good. Not always. But I don't remember sports consuming the volume of kids' time back then that it does today.
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…
FORT WORTH, Texas — I didn’t watch the Super Bowl this year. There are several reasons for that, but the two big ones are the commercials and the halftime show.
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
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…
- Neighbors viewed David Ingle as a 'harmless' loner, but two Joplin officers say they feared for their lives
- Black vultures menacing Missouri's cattle
- Alba girls remembered for showing affection, friendship
- Health officials emphasize precautions against flu as cases continue to rise
- Area sending 61 wrestlers to state tournament
- Webb City couple share story, secrets of 60-year marriage
- Truck driver pleads guilty to leaving accident that killed 8-year-old Joplin girl
- Joplin teen facing multiple felony counts in rampage case
- Carl Junction students, staff spread kindness messages throughout school district
- Wally Kennedy: New pharmacy to set up shop in Joplin market