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Presidents’ Day was originally created to observe the birthdays of two of our nation’s greatest Presidents, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. And while it is now more of a holiday to celebrate all Americans who have served as President, it is also a good excuse to honor the memories and…

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The winter months are a great time to share “intimate moments” with your significant other. Being stuck inside, day after day, can force even porcupines to interact.

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This year marks the 48th anniversary of the tragic Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. Each January, tens of thousands of Americans from across the country gather in Washington, D.C. to celebrate the right to life and have their voices heard as they encourage Congress and…

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Gilda. Chevy. John Belushi. I watched them all, week after week, on Saturday Night Live. The 70s were a politically charged decade; I celebrated my status as a young person in America by chuckling at the disrespectful and socially edgy commentary the show offered each week.

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Well, that didn’t take long. After months of promising unity and pledging to be the President for every American in his inaugural address, it only took a few hours for President Biden to issue executive orders to appease the coastal far left at the expense of the middle of the country. 

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As a child, we exchanged cutesy Valentines at school.   We had to give one to everyone in the class; we gave our favorite cards to our friends and chose the rest from the leftovers. The Valentines were flimsy and shaped like hearts or cartoon characters. They all had “punny” sayings on the f…

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President Trump and his wife Melania walked out of the White House and boarded Marine One on the south lawn, marking the end of the 45th Presidency of the United States. While much of the media attention surrounding the events focused on President Trump’s final speech, the impending inaugura…

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A condiment crisis is threatening our country. From sea to briny sea, fast food restaurants are guarding their packet reserves. Ketchup. Salt. BBQ sauce. Sugar. These tiny flavor enhancers are being counted and doled out at fast-food restaurants with Scrooge-y claws.

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Mrs. Swink was an expert on femininity. In Junior High gym class, our teacher answered questions about our developing bodies. We listened in awe, marveling at her expertise. 

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I don’t ask for Senior Discounts. I know it’s silly, but that’s just how I am. I’ve convinced myself that if I don’t get a discount, I’m still a young woman. Lately, though, I guess my age isn’t up for debate.

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Last week, I objected during the Joint Session count of electoral votes in order to have a debate on the issue of election integrity. My objection proceeded according to the letter of the statute, which specifically permits for objections and debate, and followed the traditions of Congress. …

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In October of 1994, I was a 19-year-old Marine in a crumbling building in Cape Haitien, Haiti.

Just shy of 75% of adult Americans made at least one New Year’s resolution for 2021. 

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And so a new year begins. Thank God. I’ve tried to avoid writing about the Pandemic; it was a bit like trying to ignore an air horn blaring in my ear.

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The year 2021 marks the 200th anniversary of statehood for Missouri—Aug. 10, to be exact. Almost seven years ago, the 97th Missouri General Assembly put the State Historical Society of Missouri in charge of planning statewide commemorations of the bicentennial. Since that time, we have visit…

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As we begin celebrating Christmas, I always like to reflect on the year behind us. In many ways 2020 was a year worth forgetting, but through it all we have seen extraordinary displays of generosity of spirit, sacrifice, kindness and grace. Communities rallied around their local businesses t…