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Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the House will vote to create an independent commission to investigate the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. There's no doubt there needs to be an extensive investigation of the events surrounding the riot. But what is striking is that, even as Pelosi calls for an in…

After watching President Joe Biden unilaterally yank jobs out from under thousands of American families, open again our southern border to thousands more to flood a job market still reeling from the worst pandemic in a century and shun Israel while finding time for Russia and China, I was in…

As we dig out from the social and economic calamity wrought by the coronavirus pandemic, policymakers in Jefferson City will face some important decisions. Educational policy going forward will be crucial for the economic future of the state and its residents.

On Jan. 21, President Joe Biden’s first full day in office, White House press secretary Jen Psaki began her briefing with this: “When the president asked me to serve in this role, we talked about the importance of bringing truth and transparency back to the briefing room.”

One of them campaigned for income supplements for veterans of the American Revolution. Another came into prominence for vetoing an inflated street-cleaning contract in Buffalo, New York. A third boasted of not being a Julius Caesar nor a Napoleon but a "plain Hoosier colonel, with no more re…

The word “unity” has gotten quite the attention of late. Whether it was candidate and now President Biden repeating it to anyone who would listen or the thousands of times it made its way into newsprint and cable news scripts, it is now fast tracked for the Plain English Foundation’s “Worst …

Holding the course syllabus, I stared at the list of unfamiliar writers: James Baldwin, Amiri Baraka, Ralph Ellison, Zora Neale Hurston, Jean Toomer, Langston Hughes, Lorraine Hansberry.

The editorial “Let communities, companies find out what works for them with minimum wage” (Globe, Feb. 4) was correct that Missouri voters took matters into our own hands to raise the minimum wage in 2018. What this editorial misses is the history that led to that decision and the attacks Mi…

In their second impeachment of the man who is now no longer president, the Democrats fixed Donald Trump’s political head upon their rattle. They waved it before a deeply divided nation and pronounced him a demon. On one level, it reminds me of the Native American sorcerer in the movie “Black…

Perhaps the most famous quote about the First Amendment — one that is often garbled and is sure to be dissected in the upcoming impeachment trial — comes from former Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, writing for a unanimous Supreme Court in Schenck v. United States: “The most stringent protecti…

A quote in a recent article on homelessness (Globe, Jan. 28) included a short list of privately funded charities, and it came from an employee of a government-funded nonprofit: "For the size of our area, we have a lot of homeless services — Souls Harbor, Watered Gardens, Washington Family Ho…

Recently, the United States passed two milestones: It was the one-year anniversary of the first identified case of COVID-19 in our country, and it was the week we surpassed 400,000 husbands, wives, parents, children, sisters and brothers who died from the disease.

When it was learned in 2016 that Russia may have hacked the emails of John Podesta and the Democratic National Committee and passed the fruits on to WikiLeaks to aid candidate Donald Trump, mighty was the outrage of the American establishment.

There were roughly 25,000 National Guard members in Washington, D.C., for the inauguration of President Joe Biden. It has been normal practice to have some National Guard in town for inaugurations, but 25,000 was far more than any number from the past. Of course, nerves were raw after the Ja…

House Democratic impeachment managers have delivered to the Senate a single, hastily passed article of impeachment against former President Donald Trump. A trial is set to begin on Feb. 9. It will be an event without precedent — the first time in U.S. history that a former president will be …

“The United States acknowledges that all Chinese on either side of the Taiwan Strait maintain there is but one China and that Taiwan is a part of China. The United States ... does not challenge that position.”

In the movie “Field of Dreams,” the lead character hears a voice while standing in his cornfield. “If you build it, he will come.” So the man builds a baseball field. The ghost of his ballplaying father appears, and so does a whole group of famous dead baseball players.

The U.S. COVID-19 response has been called “federalism at its best” — treating the states as “laboratories of change,” as former Justice Louis Brandeis once said, rather than concentrating all decision-making in the federal government.

National School Counseling Week 2021 is being celebrated all across America Feb. 1-5. This year’s theme, “School Counselors: All in for All Students,” focuses on the distinct contributions being made by school counselors within our school settings.

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