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Here is why I believe the gist of the Atlantic magazine article that President Donald Trump called American troops “losers,” “suckers” and much more: Trump denies it. By now we have learned … more
Selected Items from September 1995 • On the sixth, the Ethics Committee of the Senate voted 6-0 to recommend the expulsion of Oregon Senator Bob Packwood. The 62-year-old senator denied all … more
Missouri’s House displayed unusual constitutional discipline during this summer’s anti-crime special session. House leaders obeyed a state constitutional provision which requires a bill be … more
Selected Items from September 1990 • That fall, Ted Turner negotiated a deal with the NFL to broadcast Sunday Night Football or the first half of the season. ESPN was already covering the … more
I know, I know. You’re really bummed out that the party conventions are over. Either that, or you’re so disgusted that you want to “throw all them bums out.” Actually, as thrilling as they … more
Donald Trump took over the Republican Party, but it’s still discernibly the Republican Party. The Republican National Convention was obviously very Trumpy. At least one member of the family had a … more
Selected Items from September 1985 • Player’s at 503 East Maguire, on the third, offered luncheon specials that included steak and fried shrimp, baked potato or steak fries and salad bar for … more
This week the full Senate returned to the chamber for the first time since Aug. 7. When senators last gathered, we passed a Senate bill and sent it to the House of Representatives for its … more
The General Assembly is continuing its work in a special session called by the governor to address the growing problem of violent crime. After many hours of debate, the Missouri Senate gave final … more
Selected Items from September 1980 • Central Missouri State University (now the University of Central Missouri) Mules football team was 2-0-1 during the month of September. First-year head coach … more
“Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket.” This saying goes at least as far back as Don Quixote, written in 1615, and is probably much older. While the proverb’s wisdom is obvious to anyone … more
After nearly 12 hours of debate, the Senate has approved a package of legislation intended to address the alarming rise of violent crime in Missouri's largest cities. The General Assembly returned … more
QAnon is getting its first congresswoman. Marjorie Taylor Greene won a runoff in a Republican primary, all but assuring her victory in November in a heavily GOP district. She is thus set to become … more
“There’s a sucker born every minute.” There’s some question about whether P.T. Barnum really said that first, but it’s attributed to him. And certainly it’s true. All you need to do is … more
Selected Items from September 1975 • On the 5th, the Friday night special at the Holiday Inn was a catfish dinner for $3.50. That included the salad bar, hush puppies, French fries, … more
Selected Items from August 2010 • Ad from Parker’s Deli on the 13th: Buy 5 daily value meals and get the 6th free. Offer good until the end of the year. • Taylor Swift’s “Mine” was … more
House committees met this week to review the individual components of the governor’s plan to address the growing problem of violent crime in Missouri. In total, the committees took public testimony … more
Selected Items from August 2005 • “The closure principle states when an object is not complete, or the space is not completely enclosed, and enough elements are present, the parts tend to be … more
• An ad on the 1st from Larson Motors: 2000 Chevrolet truck $14,200; 1998 Ranger $7,950; 1997 Chevrolet Malibu $8600. • At the Republican convention on the 3rd, George W. Bush selected Dick … more
Haven’t we been missing something with our coverage of the political news? Shouldn’t we recognize the tweet or sound bite that is so absurd that it makes the rest of us say, “Did he really say … more
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