“Apres moi, le deluge,” predicted Louis XV after his army’s stunning defeat by Prussia’s Frederick the Great at the Battle of Rossbach in 1757.
President Donald Trump and many Republicans insist that the decisions whether to wear a mask, go to a bar or gym, or work or attend school during a pandemic should be personal. Government should play no role.
There's been much said lately about the way we vote in this country, especially now that COVID-19 has overloaded the mail-in voting process and states cannot agree on a uniform way to gather and count those ballots.
Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to extend the two-term restriction that currently applies to the governor and treasurer to the lieutenant governor, secretary of state, auditor and the attorney general? State and local governmental entities estimate no costs or savings from thi…
In a recent television appearance, I discussed my appointment to a presidential commission called "The Social Status of Black Men and Black Boys." I called fatherless households America's top domestic problem, a particularly severe phenomenon in the Black community, where nearly 70% of kids …
The ongoing fighting between Armenian rebels and the Azerbaijani Army in Nagorno-Karabakh, a self-declared republic within Azerbaijan, risks becoming a wider regional conflict. Though Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed to a Russia-mediated cease-fire last week after days of fighting, the truce cr…
Every day, some new poll is published showing Democratic challenger Joe Biden with a big lead over President Donald Trump. Some Trump supporters ignore the news because some of the polls were wrong in 2016. They shouldn’t. The polls are real, and there is no doubt Trump is facing a serious c…
The presidential election could be decided by one word: Trust. Who do voters trust to tell them the truth? To keep their families safe? To handle the next crisis?
A battalion of brave Republicans, including key figures from President Donald Trump's own administration, have abandoned their party and endorsed Democrat Joe Biden. Defectors in the opposite direction, Democrats backing Trump, are practically nonexistent.
This past summer, as the two presidential campaigns slogged through a veritable swamp of dangerous and important issues — including the coronavirus pandemic, our fast-sinking economy, and the deep and tangled roots of race relations in America — a word was lost.
Attorney General Eric Schmitt deserves the thanks of Missourians who want a champion for Eleven Point State Park in Oregon County.
Amy Coney Barrett has accomplished many things in her career. Becoming an authority or a policy maker on health care isn't one of them.
There are no laws to shield people from misinformation. So as the nation chugs toward the final stretch of the presidential campaign season, Americans need to take a good look at where they gathered the information that forms their political opinions.
Comedian Chris Rock, hosting "Saturday Night Live," summarized the feelings shared by much of President Donald Trump-hating America when he quipped, "President Trump is in the hospital from COVID and I just wanna say my heart goes out to COVID." The audience then erupted in laughter.
A man got coronavirus, and like most who get it, he did not die. After a few days in the hospital, he emerged and told his people something shocking: that they can beat it too and that while they should be cautious, they shouldn’t let fear control their lives.
Amid the 24/7 media machinations over the latest imaginary crime against humanity President Donald Trump has committed, there lurks a danger to this republic greater than any posed by a foreign nation or even our own civil war.
Starting last April, for some mysterious reason, I began receiving emails from President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign. I’ve gotten a barrage of more than 1,100 of them so far in less than six months. All of these involve some kind of request for money, and many offer up spiffy Trump me…
It is the end of an era for two Joplin charities working together to help the families affected by the 2011 Joplin tornado.
Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, a staunch ally of Donald Trump, said this about the president's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic: "I think the biggest mistake people make in public life is not telling the truth, particularly in something with as much public interest as here, because you know the…
It wasn't too long ago that the news was filled with reports of violent protests in Portland, Oregon; Seattle; Washington, D.C., and other cities around the nation. And then — silence. Networks and newspapers are going wall-to-wall with analyses of every syllable uttered by President Donald …
The U.S. will observe Columbus Day on Monday, but any recognition of the holiday must include a look at the full history of this individual and his actions.
For about a minute today I found myself feeling sorry for President Donald Trump. The poor man is now “battling” COVID-19 (the pugilistic verb is showing up all over the news). He was hospitalized. He’s out of shape. He’s 74 years old. His chief of staff called his symptoms “very concerning.”
Missouri legislators are asking that voters give approval to Amendment 3. This new amendment allows politicians to scrap Clean Missouri, the redistricting amendment to the Missouri Constitution that voters approved by more than 62% in 2018.
This Week's Circulars
JOPLIN, MO - Carl L. Nelson, 86, a retired salesperson, passed away Friday, October 16, 2020. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Thornhill-Dillon Mortuary.
JOPLIN, MO - Opal Marie Hildreth, 94, formerly of Grove, OK, passed away Monday, October 19, 2020. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Howard Cemetery, Turkey Ford, OK. Arrangements by Ozark Funeral Home, Anderson.
- Joplin man accused of felony assault of girlfriend
- Lamar student teacher draws prison time in sexual misconduct with students
- UPDATED: COVID-19 patients in Joplin, across state remains high
- Jasper football coach accused of leading students in prayer; district opens investigation
- Police say still no clues in search for Joplin girl
- UPDATED: Federal judge sentences former Aurora businessman to eight years
- Carthage residents plan small parade to replace canceled Maple Leaf version
- Joplin Health Department reports 3 more COVID-19 deaths
- City of Joplin cites COVID-19 as factor in two more deaths, brings death count for Joplin to 33
- Neosho soccer earns national ranking