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2021: More of same or a press restored?

January 3, 2021
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Today’s column was planned to be an analysis of President elect Biden’s and how his pick of so many Obama re-treads and Big Tech executives out to protect their own did not bode well for individual liberty, economic freedom and founding principles in the years to come. And then I opened Wednesday’s op/ed page. ...

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Yes Virginia, Christmas miracles are real

December 25, 2020
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I am blessed today to recount to you a true story of a Christmas Miracle right here in Joplin. The story begins almost a decade now past when in the late afternoon of May 22, 2011, two of the first people I met upon moving to Joplin found themselves huddled in their basement as...

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Let none remain unknown

December 6, 2020
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Type “Pearl Harbor vet returns home Joplin Globe” into Google and the headlines and their stories pop up, one after another: Funeral planned for Baxter Springs sailor who died at Pearl Harbor (Sep 2, 2020) BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. — A Baxter Springs sailor who was killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor and who...

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Without freedom, what’s the point?

November 29, 2020
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Did you or didn’t you this Thursday past, find yourself reaching deep into your soul, and letting the words “Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” flow through your veins with pride and thankfulness? Did you look the petty tyrants straight in their beady little eyes and tell them that you are not a...

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Election 2020: hubris humbled and feelings misplaced

November 15, 2020
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“You arrogant ass, you’ve killed us!” The quote is from the 1990 movie “The Hunt for Red October”. Sean Connery plays Marko Ramius an iconic Soviet submarine commander who rather than see new silent propulsion technology solely in the hands of his communist government decides to defect and surrender the ship to the United...

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Veterans Day 2020: A collection of thanks

November 11, 2020
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In the downstairs den (currently a COVID-19 home office) above the entry way to the left is William B. T. Trego’s “The March to Valley Forge”.  Inspired from a passage in Washington Irving’s “The life of George Washington”, it shows the General on his white horse as what was left of his Continental Army...

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