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Justice Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court this week, becoming only the fifth woman confirmed to our nation’s highest court and the first female justice ever confirmed with school-aged children. Regardless of your political persuasion, her confirmation is a historic moment in...

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COVID relief for businesses still hangs in the balance this week as Senator Schumer and his caucus blocked critical aid for American workers and small business owners, not once, but twice. On Tuesday, they blocked a plan to get the highly successful Paycheck Protection Program back up and...

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America lost a well-respected jurist when Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away last month. President Trump promptly and rightfully nominated the highly qualified Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the seat. One of the core functions of the executive branch is to nominate Justices...

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It’s been nearly 19 months since record flooding struck communities up and down the Missouri River, destroying centuries-old family farms, wrecking historic towns, and leaving a path of devastation and silt deposits behind. While the headlines faded quickly, it took months for the floodwaters...

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In the initial days of the pandemic, countless states and localities across the country declared some businesses “essential,” while shutting down the rest. At the time, we were told these shutdowns were necessary to bend the curve and slow the spread, to buy our healthcare providers time to...

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Harvest season is officially upon us. Many have already started shelling corn, and those who haven’t been able to get into the field are stuck in the shed fiddling with the combine, greasing machinery, and hoping that moisture content will drop soon. We’re thinking about yield, counting our...

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On the evening of September 12, 2020, two Los Angeles County deputy sheriffs were sitting in their parked patrol vehicle when an unidentified gunman walked up to their passenger window and opened fire on them. As the gunman fled, Deputy Claudia Apolinar helped her partner out of the patrol...

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There’s been a lot of talk lately about the need to bring jobs back from China and make things in America again. It’s important not just for our economy, but also our national security. If there’s one thing we’ve learned during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s that we simply can’t trust communist...

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From the home of the Pony Express to America’s Hometown and many places in between, it has been a busy August recess in North Missouri. I’ve had the opportunity to talk with a lot of folks and see several of the great things that are happening here, as well as hear how folks are responding to...

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The numbers are in and Missouri added back more than 52,000 jobs last month. That might seem small, since we’re so used to talking about national jobs numbers, but in Missouri that’s huge news. It drove our unemployment rate down to 6.9 percent, one of the lowest rates in the country. These...