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Assault On Press, Assaults Us All

May 30, 2017

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You may call this surprising, but I don’t, that a reporter was assaulted by a political candidate. Truth is, it is not surprising at all in today’s world. For those who hadn’t heard: Greg Gianforte, a Montana Republican who was running for Congress, and who was elected the following day, was charged with misdemeanor assault […]

Republicans Determine Trump’s Future

May 23, 2017

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President Donald Trump commits some colossal trespass, and frenzied friends and foes ask” “Is this it? Is it curtains for The Donald?” The current frenzy feels like the biggest one yet, but so did all the earlier ones. Trump’s latest misstep is a triple play of recklessness (firing James Comey, giving key intelligence to Russia […]

Even Real News Can Be Fake

May 16, 2017

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Looking at news sometimes it is difficult to know what is real and what is fabricated, and to know the difference actually matters. We are all entitled to our own opinions, but we are not entitled to change facts. People of good faith and inquisitive minds can transcend their biases, and reach across the intellectual […]

Meramec Dam Could Stop Flooding

May 9, 2017

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The main purpose of Meramec River Dam was flood control, but on August 8, 1978, voters stopped construction as the main portion of the dam was underway. Today, such a dam would have controlled flooding on the Meramec River, and we would not have experienced a 92 year and a 84 year flood in about […]

Don’t Compromise Monuments and Parks

May 2, 2017

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In an executive order, President Donald Trump is instructing the Interior Department to review monument and national park designations and to make any “needed” changes. National monuments and parks are one of this nation’s greatest assets of history and nature. That the new president is changing the meaning of a monument from a historical statue […]