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Earlier this week was an opportunity to observe one of the 11 federally recognized holidays. Sunday, June 19, was Juneteenth Independence Day. Most government or private businesses that observe this … more
(Editor’s note: Mr. Francis recently provided a summary of several bills recently discussed in the Missouri House). Improving Broadband Internet Access – SB 820 is meant to help … more
Over the last 16 months Americans have watched President Joe Biden stumble from crisis to crisis. This is the same Joe Biden who has billed himself as a leader who would govern with a steady hand. … more
Gaming and gambling. They’re two words that start with the letter ‘G.’ They mean the same thing, right?The betting industry uses the words almost interchangeably. Many states have a … more
It has become an unfortunate theme in Washington - every time a crisis or tragedy hits this nation, Washington Democrats spring into action to exploit that situation to grow the power of … more
A mere 88 years ago today, June 9, 1934, Walt Disney’s character Donald Duck debuted.He began essentially as a comic-book character and by many accounts remains the most published … more
Over the last 16 months, we have seen a steady deterioration in our border security as President Joe Biden’s disastrous policies have not only weakened our ability to stop illegal immigration … more
For those hoping to read a more serious column, look elsewhere on this page or perhaps in another part of this week’s newspaper. The tone of this will be on the rather light-hearted side.A few … more
The latter portion of May should be one of optimism and excitement, right? Local high schools are preparing for commencement exercises, (and those who aren’t graduating are eagerly awaiting the … more
Our country, as best said by President Reagan, is a shining city on a hill. We are a beacon of freedom and hope that the rest of the world looks to and strives to emulate. Our values, our customs, … more
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