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If Dick Cheney really wanted to do his country a great service, he would silently slink away from public notice, never to be heard from again.

Posted at 12:06 PM

Marvel's God of Thunder is now the Goddess of Thunder.The hammer-wielding superhero will be a woman going forward, it was revealed on Tuesday'sepisode of 

Updated at 11:28 AM

I remember attending a panel discussion at the John F. Kennedy Library on the topic of “transformative presidencies,” at which a pair of Harvard professors and a pair of pundits considered how Barack Obama might find himself up there with Ronald...

Updated at 11:15 AM

Vince DavisIndependenceTo the editor:Lowering the crime rate includes lowering the incidence of gun-related violence. As a descendant of a veteran of the United States Marine...

Updated at 11:05 AM

Rindy TurnerIndependenceTo the editor:Thank you so much for providing such an excellent newspaper! There is so much news in our world today that can be troubling and aggravating. My husband and I look...

Posted at 11:00 AM

Louis Anthony Agnello Jr., “Cousin Vinny”, will be in Independence on July 27 promoting his debut book, “The Devil's Glove”, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 19120 E. 39th St. in Independence.In the book,...

Posted at 11:00 AM

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Don RussellIndependenceTo the editor:Obama’s presidency is decidedly the worst our country could have encountered under the leadership of anyone. Not only has he not resolved any of the problems...

Updated at 10:48 AM

Natesha OliverKansas CityTo the editor:The latest Gallup poll shows 42 percent of Americans consider themselves Independent. Yet in most states, Independents are either barred from voting or face restriction on their full...

Posted at 11:35 AM

Many of us wash floors during the week–so tell me, how do you feel when someone walks on it just after mopping? Are you like me when you step on a wet floor at a restaurant or department store–empathizing and apologizing as if I just stepped on the...

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