Saturday is our day to step back and be thankful — to remember all the good around us — and first on that list last week was the dramatic swing in the weather.
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…
Quick: Name some national politicians you trust. What's that you say? You're struggling to think of any trustworthy politicians in Washington? You are not alone.
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.
Missouri history provides a fascinating contrast to the U.S. House vote to remove U.S. Rep. Marjorie Greene, R-Ga., from committee assignments.
Congratulations to NASA on the successful landing of Perseverance, its most advanced rover yet, on the surface of Mars just before 3 p.m. Thursday.
Early this month, a stealth group of about 100 Republicans met on Zoom to discuss forming a new political party. Nice idea. Noble, even. Imaginative. Maybe even inspiring.
After Republicans lost the White House and both chambers of Congress last November, you might think they'd be asking themselves: How can we attract more voters in the next election?
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.”
George Zimmerman was acquitted in the killing of Trayvon Martin on a Saturday night in 2013. The next morning, I went to church wearing a hoodie.
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 …
It was said by those who lived near him on the Illinois frontier that Abraham Lincoln was always seen with an ax in one hand and a book in the other.
A major question for this year's session of the Missouri General Assembly is whether Republican legislative leaders will continue a recent display of independence from their fellow Republican Gov. Mike Parson.
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…
Ten Senate Republicans have proposed a COVID-19 relief bill of about $600 billion. That’s less than a third of President Joe Biden’s plan. They promise “bipartisan support” if he agrees.
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.
As soon as the Senate received the lone article of impeachment accusing President Donald Trump of “incitement of insurrection” in the Jan. 6 mob assault on the Capitol, Sen. Rand Paul rose to object.
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.
- Investigators: Homicides in Newton and Jasper counties linked
- UPDATED: Boyfriend of slain woman charged in double homicide
- Wally Kennedy: Braum's ready for construction on South Main Street
- Authorities probe Newton County homicide, finding of 2 bodies at Avilla
- UPDATED: Police still seeking leads on missing Joplin woman
- Restaurant owners helping others in time of need
- Carl Junction community helps family after child burned in accident
- UPDATED: Joplin School Board approves reentry plan for JHS students
- Missouri House bill seeks to ban regulations based on a dog's breed
- UPDATED: Joplin police looking into origin of false active shooter report