• Editorials, Letters and Opinion for Independence MO.
Updated Dec 2, 2014 at 9:25 AM

Unfortunately for the Founding Fathers, they were all dead and gone before “The Princess Bride” hit movie theaters.Nonetheless, I think Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and their pals who penned the Constitution and the Bill of Rights that were soon attached to it would agree with Mandy Patinkin’s character Inigo Montoya.When Vizzini continually used the word “inconceivable” to describe situations, Patinkin’s character looked at him and said, “You keep using that word. I do not...

Updated Dec 1, 2014 at 4:18 PM

Last Friday NBC news reported on a 57-year-old pastor of the Capital Christian Center, a megachurch in Sacramento, California, who spent two weeks among the homeless. Pastor Rick Cole didn’t reveal his identity, nor did...

Posted Nov 29, 2014 at 12:10 AM

It is hard to believe that the high school football season is over along with the small college regular season.It takes me about two weeks to adjust to a weekend without a football game on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Thank goodness the...

Posted Nov 29, 2014 at 12:10 AM

According to the Outdoor Wire and Ducks Unlimited, the House of Representatives passed the Duck Stamp Act of 2014 this week, a major win for wetlands and waterfowl conservation.This critically important conservation legislation increases...

Updated Nov 28, 2014 at 11:47 PM

Most of the Missouri Comets are visiting with family members or heading back to the locker room following their postgame autograph session on the playing surface at the Independence Events Center.You will notice that I said...

Updated Nov 28, 2014 at 4:04 PM

Dave Granlund cartoon about holiday gift-getting.

Updated Nov 28, 2014 at 1:57 PM

The Ferguson case can’t happen again.

Updated Nov 28, 2014 at 12:56 PM

This holiday season in Independence calls to mind another one 88 years ago, in 1926. In that year, Calvin Coolidge was president of the United States and Harry S. Truman had recently been elected as Jackson County’s...

Updated Nov 28, 2014 at 12:54 PM

Advertising exists for one reason, to take our money. Oh, sure, the companies that advertise to us don’t come right out and say it; they use fancy schmancy words to trick us into throwing dollars at their feet. They’re sneaky that...

Updated Nov 28, 2014 at 10:16 AM

A St. Louis County grand jury’s decision to not indict a white police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager inflamed already tense race relations Monday, leading to protests, marches and rallies around the...

Updated Nov 26, 2014 at 1:59 PM

We all deserve one quiet holiday. The Fourth of July brings fireworks. The church version of Christmas means every light and every candle in the sanctuary is lit, the organ is extra loud and all join in joyful hymns. And the...

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