Thirty years ago, the Gulf War ended, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) collapsed, and Exxon agreed to pay $1 billion to clean up the Exxon Valdez oil spill.
Censorship is a strong word. Great care should be used before using it. In a newsroom, people tend to get pretty up in arms when they are accused of censorship because it is the opposite of what we try to do each and every day.
Regular readers of my column know I’m a fan of movies from the 1930s and 40s. One of my favorites is “The Thin Man,” made in 1934, starring William Powell and Myrna Loy as Nick and Nora Charles, the married couple that solves murder mysteries.
We are near the end of January and the wheels of the federal and state governments are again turning. Lawmakers are deciding the best way to tackle the issues of the day: getting the economy moving, dealing with the impacts of the coronavirus, fixing roads, addressing climate change, systemi…
As we begin a new year, most folks are looking forward to the future. Children look forward to adulthood (spoiler alert: it isn’t all it’s cracked up to be), adults look forward to success and eventually leisure time.
JANUARY 6 WAS a terrible day when domestic violence broke in our nation's capital. There were five deaths, property damage, security breaches, and our democracy was threatened.
By this time next week, we will know the two football teams that are headed to the Super Bowl. This is the time of year every professional football fan lives for as the best of the best teams match up to play for the title.
It’s all set. The Packers play the Los Angeles Rams (I guess St. Louis wasn’t glitzy enough for the Rams, I’m pretty sure there aren’t many male sheep roaming around LA) on Saturday.
(I had written a letter to Santa earlier this month hoping that Giannis “The Greek Freak” Antetokounmpo would re-sign with the Milwaukee Bucks. Then he signed the $228 million supermax contract extension and I thought, “What else can I ask good ole St. Nick for?” So, here’s that letter.)
I was thinking about what a Christmas in a pandemic looks like and began feeling a bit sad about the special events we all look forward to at this time of year that either won’t happen or will be fundamentally changed.
Is it possible to support Black Lives Matter and support Blue Lives Matter? The prevailing wisdom is if you support the first you are against the second but is that really true? Some people have come to believe that BLM is an organization that promotes violence especially against police. It …
To the unethical duck hunters who cut my fence line over Wood River off of Crosstown by the snowmobile bridge, this was an unlawful act of destruction of private property with intent. Thus by doing this, as of now, you have shut down the snowmobile trail through my property. Fences on a farm…
As you may remember, I almost died in my car a couple of weeks ago, thanks to an inattentive driver. When I got home following that ordeal, I got quite the shock when opening the mailbox.
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