Even as children are dying at the U.S.-Mexico border, congressional Democrats are hiding from a bill to resupply devoured resources to relieve the misery of thousands of immigrants, and what we have is proof of something important. Democrats can be inhumane, uncaring and a national disgrace.

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Is there any doubt that many Democrats agree with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi when she says she wants to see President Donal Trump “in prison”? After the Mueller report, House Democrats seem to believe almost unanimously that the president is guilty of obstruction of justice. Their increasing…

Can you have too much of a good thing? When it comes to kittens and puppies, the answer is definitely.

Donald Trump has been ramping up his Deep State rhetoric again. He's back to blaming a cabal of bureaucrats, FBI and CIA agents, Democrats and "enemies of the people" in the mainstream media for conspiring to remove him from office in order to allow the denizens of foreign "s***holes" to ove…

In early 2017, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick opened the legislative session by prioritizing a measure that would have required people in Texas to use the bathroom of their biological sex in public schools and state and local government facilities.

One in three women will experience a sexual assault or domestic violence at some point in their lives, but more than half of victims who come forward say that no one helped them.

Because the dead don’t leave forwarding addresses, Dad, I’m not sure where to send this, but I’m writing anyway in celebration of Father’s Day. I’m once again proving your point: I’m relentless if I’m determined to make it happen.

My first column after the 2018 midterms extolled on the dangerous shift to the far left and what it meant to our republic. To which I played on The Washington Post’s “Democracy Dies in Darkness” with “In the aftermath of the midterm elections, a more timely slogan could be: The republic dies…

Jon Stewart’s impassioned plea this past week to the House Judiciary Committee calling for permanent legislation to fund the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund surely touched hearts across America.

WASHINGTON — “It is a great advantage to a president,” said the 30th of them, “and a major source of safety to the country, for him to know he is not a great man.” Or, Calvin Coolidge would say today, a great woman. While today’s incumbent advertises himself as an “extremely stable genius” a…

Elizabeth Warren wants to put CEOs in prison even when they have not committed a crime, and here is a kick in the face of half of what we stand for, although a matter of minute media concern. Reporters, of course, may get more interested if she decides they should be incarcerated for innocence.

Enshrined in our national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner,” the U.S. flag is an essential element in many patriotic celebrations, but today, we honor Old Glory itself.

One of the more unfortunate effects of the Trump-Russia investigation — and there have been many — is the weakening of traditional standards of argument and proof in the public debate over allegations that the Trump campaign conspired with Russia to fix the 2016 election. (Just for the recor…

You probably missed it, because some of the major papers missed its significance, too: the death of former U.S. Rep. Don Fraser. In fact, you may never have heard of Fraser, who also served a record four terms as mayor of Minneapolis. But he shaped the politics of the last half-century of Am…

During my school days, I used to enjoy taking standardized tests the way some people like doing crossword puzzles. To me, they were more rewarding than most of what went on at school. As an avid reader and an indifferent student, tests like the SAT were made for somebody like me — a bookworm…

WASHINGTON — The earnest improvers at the College Board, which administers the Scholastic Aptitude Test, should ponder Abraham Maslow’s law of the instrument. In 1966, Maslow, a psychologist, said essentially this: If the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. The C…

It’s been slower coming than originally announced by almost a year, but expect a full opening of the Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center this summer.

John Pavlovitz is a liberal, widely read Christian pastor who has composed an internet article saying good people don’t defend a bad man. And you know who he’s talking about, of course: none other than President Donald Trump, whose deplorable supporters have climbed from a basket into the cr…

Nearly two years to the day that officials with Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences cut the ribbon on their new Joplin campus, they were back in town for another announcement — a new $80 million College of Dental Medicine that they plan to build and open for its first class by 2022.

Today we pause to honor the heroism and sacrifice of the more than 150,000 men who jumped from Skytrains and Higgins boats 75 years ago into the 20th century's most violent maelstrom.

Putting aside analysis, calculation and any semblance of substantive thought, President Donald Trump once more bounced off intuition in calling for a big-time tariff on Mexico. The purpose? To get Mexico to help more with the immigration flood from Central America. The possible consequences …

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Obituaries

Joyce Boyer, 90, of Seneca, MO, passed away on Monday, June 17, 2019, at her home. Joyce was born in Kansas City, KS, and has been a resident of Seneca, MO since 1983. Surviving is her husband of 62 years, Frank Boyer; three daughters, Janice A. Stewart (Mikee), Janice Hickox (Howard) and Si…

GOLDEN CITY, MO - Edward Eugene Weinstein, 105, a carpenter, passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Daniel Funeral Home, Lamar, MO.

BAXTER SPRINGS, KS - Joann Miller, 77, a retired certified nurses aide, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2019. Services are planned for a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Ozark Memorial Park Crematory, Joplin,MO.