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Updated Feb 12, 2016 at 4:13 PM

It is often rumored that I have a cold dead heart.That isnít true. I donít think it is dead. But Iíll admit I donít let some flying baby with a crossbow tell me what to do. I buy presents when I want to, not when some fake holiday says I have to.Thatís not very romantic. Maybe I should write a poem.Roses are redViolets are blueI donít care about Valentineís DaySo you didnít get a present.

Posted Feb 12, 2016 at 9:45 AM

When a group of six senators led by Republican Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, announced a rare bipartisan criminal justice bill last October there was much fanfare on Capitol Hill.

Updated Feb 11, 2016 at 8:40 AM

If Marco Rubio werenít a robot, he would be the happiest person in the world.

Updated Feb 10, 2016 at 9:36 AM

The New Hampshire primary election, coming right after the Iowa caucuses, has provided some clarification to the 2016 presidential contest. On the Republican side, Donald Trump has fresh momentum, after coming in second in Iowa. For Democrats, Sen.

Updated Feb 9, 2016 at 10:23 PM

A person never knows what will interrupt one’s day. Instructions with words I do not understand interrupt my days.

Updated Feb 9, 2016 at 10:22 PM

A Joplin man and woman, reminiscent of Bonnie and Clyde, made national headlines last week. Until Friday, no one had gotten shot.

Updated Feb 8, 2016 at 11:47 PM

“I’ll look at it, but it won’t change my mind.”This was the response of a local legislator when I gave him some information against a right-to-work bill in last year’s legislative session.

Updated Feb 8, 2016 at 11:46 PM

On Wednesday, the Missouri State Capitol was colored in red for an early observance of the American Heart Association’s 13th annual “Wear Red Day,” a day nationally observed the first Friday of February. By wearing red, our state...

Updated Feb 8, 2016 at 11:44 PM

Most of the activity in the General Assembly still is centered on committee hearings. The first step in the process is sometimes the most frustrating.

Updated Feb 8, 2016 at 11:42 AM

I canít be the only one.I feel really sorry for the people of New Hampshire. They are voting in presidential primary Tuesday, and I have no idea how they could possibly have chosen a candidate.

Updated Feb 5, 2016 at 10:23 AM

Emboldened by their finishes in the Iowa caucuses Monday - sixth, eighth, and 10th, respectively - former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida, Gov. John R. Kasich of Ohio, and Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey announced they are joining together to form a ďGOP...

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