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Updated Feb 27, 2015 at 9:14 PM

When asked by a colleague from another country why Americans like zombies so much, my initial thought was probably the most accurate. We like to shoot things. The end.Game, bottles on an old fence, road signs. Anything we can put our sights on, click, boom. However, when pointing guns at people, click, boom is frowned upon.The good news is zombies aren’t people.The bad news is the authorities are preparing for them.The Pentagon, obviously no longer worried...

Updated Feb 27, 2015 at 9:04 PM

  Tom Schweich had set out to make a clear case to voters and to his own party about why he should be Missouri’s next governor. “I don’t think you have anybody who’s more...

Updated Feb 27, 2015 at 8:54 PM

 Let me start with positive news from Washington and an update to my last column regarding the 114th Congress and potential tax law changes.The House of Representatives on Feb. 12 passed the America Gives More Act of 2015,...

Updated Feb 25, 2015 at 5:39 PM

Click, click. Nothing on. That never stops me. Click, click, click. Uh-oh. Suddenly I knew it was going to be a late night. Certain movies force you to drop everything and just watch. I...

Updated Feb 25, 2015 at 8:41 AM

The way I see it, we have two choices.We can set up our economic system so that every able-bodied person who wants to work hard can succeed.

Updated Feb 23, 2015 at 3:47 PM

Imagine if the mayors of Independence, Sugar Creek, Lee’s Summit and Blue Springs were told they don’t love their cities. Would you take umbrage?What if someone like former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said that of the...

Updated Feb 20, 2015 at 5:34 PM

 The Missouri General Assembly eliminated campaign finance limits in 2008. As a result, our state has the weakest campaign finance laws in the country. Since this time, accountability of elected officials has deteriorated, and public...

Updated Feb 20, 2015 at 11:41 AM

The British woman had no idea why her head hurt.The 42-year-old heard a popping sound while exercising, but didn’t think much of it until she began to suffer persistent headaches. The only thing that would take the pain away,...

Updated Feb 19, 2015 at 9:09 AM

The great thing about a 10-year plan is that there are so few things that are truly impossible.In 10 years I could go from only playing golf a couple of times a year to becoming the top golfer on the Champions Tour.

Updated Feb 18, 2015 at 11:18 PM

Let’s be honest: There is no rest or respite. The workplace responds to and reflects the marketplace, and the pressure for more and more is relentless. We demand that shopping, entertainment and every other diversion be...

Updated Feb 15, 2015 at 7:33 PM

“Principal over politics” is how Paul Rieckhoff described the bipartisan Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act, which President Obama signed into law last week. Rieckhoff, founder of the Iraq and Afghanistan...

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