• Editorials, Letters and Opinion for Independence MO.
Updated at 10:04 PM

Lanna UlticanBlue SpringsTo the editor:On Friday, people around the world will take part in World Population Day to raise awareness about population issues. But here in the United States, we don't talk enough about the specific effects our exploding numbers have on wildlife, the planet and our own future.There are more than 7 billion people on the planet, and we´re adding 227,000 more each day. Every eight seconds another person is...

Updated at 10:02 PM

Regina SpaydKansas CityTo the editor:A man, John Middleton, is scheduled to be executed on July 16 because of a terrible crime he committed in 1995. While I do not justify his actions, I do not believe...

Updated at 9:58 PM

Richard McKieIndependenceTo the editor:I am running for 3rd District Jackson County legislator, and I seek your vote. I believe in the Constitution and our Lord Jesus Christ. I seek to follow their...

Updated at 9:55 PM

Roland SneedBlue SpringsTo the editor:I rarely get mad, but the political cartoon in the July 1 Examiner got my blood boiling. It shows Speaker of the House John Boehner saying “Who does he...

Updated at 5:04 PM

Dave Granlund cartoon on Rick Perry’s stand-offish reception of Barack Obama.

Updated Jul 8, 2014 at 2:46 PM

It is bad when someone you have to work with does crazy things.It is worse when that person makes you do crazy things. That is the effect President Barack Obama has on Republicans.Progressives call this effect Obama Derangement Syndrome.

Updated Jul 7, 2014 at 4:21 PM

Dave Granlund cartoon on Israeli-Palestinian accusations.

Updated Jul 7, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, except those In Murrieta, California, who blocked buses carrying immigrant mothers and children to their city for processing and deportation hearings. One Murrieta...

Posted Jul 5, 2014 at 1:00 AM

Summer sports fans are having fun this Fourth of July holiday weekend. Royals fans have a baseball team that is still in the playoff race – for a first time in 29 years. Soccer fans have been going crazy with the U.S. team advancing past...

Updated Jul 4, 2014 at 11:52 AM

If you have driven by the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, you probably have noticed, and wondered about, the Liberty Bell replica on the library’s grounds.The July 4 holiday is an appropriate time to learn more about why a...

Updated Jul 3, 2014 at 8:17 PM

The telephone, to me, has always been a tool. You know, one of those woogly ones you bought 10 years ago to replace the faucet in the bathroom and haven’t used since.I’ve never like telephones. I’ve always figured...

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