It is no secret tax season is here. Whether someone has already filed or likes to wait until the very last minute, taxes are a necessary evil for all of us. Fortunately, there is an upside to all of this, and it is proving itself to be a good investment. The Missouri Department of Revenue ha…
February is here and it is the month for love. We rush out and buy gifts for the ones we love, but for many, the celebration of love feels hollow and contrived. Do we only show our love to one another once a year?
It's not just that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo chewed out NPR reporter Mary Louise Kelly after she dared to ask him questions he didn't like. Nor is it so objectionable that his tirade was saturated with F-bombs. And it certainly is not because she's a woman. When it comes to reporters, Pompeo is not just a misogynist but a mistersogynist. He's an equal opportunity jerk, as evidenced by his decision to block NPR from his plane for his trip to Kyiv. No wonder President Trump likes him so much.
What an upturn in optimism and small business growth I have been honored to witness over the last two years as administrator over SBA’s Region 7 states of Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri and Iowa. I worked with small businesses for many years prior to my current position. I am now seeing firsthan…
Before I give you all the background information about your new sports writer here at the Courier-Tribune, I feel the need to say one thing: Go Chiefs!
Let's discuss the fantasy that so many desperate Democrats are having. In their minds, they're asking, "Is it too late for Adam Schiff to run for president?" Actually, since his dynamite performance as lead House of Representatives counsel advocating in the Senate for the conviction of Donald Trump and his extrication from the White House, it's not really a secret dream for some in the party who are wholly unimpressed with their mix of wannabes.
Each year, members of both the Missouri Senate and the Missouri House of Representatives gather to hear two major presentations. On Jan. 15, we learned the governor’s vision for the year via the State of the State Address. Exactly one week later, we heard from the chief justice of the Missou…
For the kiddies, it'll be necessary to start this rant by explaining that there was an immensely popular TV show called "Dallas" that ran from 1978 through 1991. It traced the escapades of a grossly dysfunctional Texas family dynasty. Now we have the soap opera about a grossly dysfunctional British family dynasty. We could call it "Palace."
Pardon my sharing a personal preference, but I don't give a rat's patootie about the opinions of some showbiz notables because, notwithstanding their star power, they usually don't really know what they're talking about.
A lot of us start the new year making resolutions to improve our lives, such as improving health, habits or relationships. As you pursue resolutions in the coming year, don’t forget to pray, asking for God’s support and sharing your struggles along the journey.
The president is smack-dab in the middle of impeachment politics. Suddenly, he orders a bold but perilous military action. His defenders vehemently argue that petty politics is getting in the way of his exercising his hugely important duties as commander in chief.
Disparities between urban and rural health care are a nationwide crisis, and Missouri is no exception. The overwhelming majority of Missouri counties have shortages in primary or mental health care providers, and rural residents are significantly more likely to die from accidents and disease than those who live in urban areas. But despite these grim realities, the divide is not insurmountable.
Now as the people of Missouri said goodbye to 2019, they look ahead to what 2020 will hold for them. The Missouri General Assembly convened Wednesday, Jan. 8, for the 2020 legislative session. Lawmakers will strive to make Missouri an even better place to live, work and raise a family by con…
Vaping is a pretty hot topic. Some people would like to see more restrictions on vaping products. In Smithville, aldermen have considered banning flavored vape juices, and other communities and states are looking at similar changes.