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These are the times that try our souls. Thomas Paine’s words in the Pennsylvania Journal in 1776 apply today. Paine was rallying the country to the danger of apathy in the face of Great Britain’s military might. We would do well to heed his message now. “The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this … Continue reading The American Crisis
People across the country will be paying close attention to the election results in Missouri next Tuesday when the corporations’ latest attempt to crush union membership will be played out at the polls. I’m referring to the misleadingly worded “right to work” issue, which big business wants enacted into law. The anti-labor proposal appears as … Continue reading The Fat Cats Are At It Again
A newspaperman formerly based in Missouri paid a visit to the White House recently and told Donald Trump that the language he had been using about journalists was not only divisive “but increasingly dangerous.” The man was A.G. Sulzberger, the publisher of the New York Times. A few years ago, Sulzberger was the Time’s bureau … Continue reading “Our Republic and its press will rise or fall together.”
My oldest son is celebrating his birthday today on the Missouri River. David Ganey, and his wife, Gina, are among the hundreds of paddlers in canoes and kayaks who are making their way along the river’s 340 miles from Kansas City to St. Charles, Missouri. They are participating in the Missouri River 340, a paddling … Continue reading A Birthday on the River