Opinion

The Sad Irony of “Facts Not Fear” Protest at Elementary School

By: Travis Naughton When I saw Southern Boone County School District Superintendent Chris Felmlee getting ready to donate blood at the high school blood drive last Wednesday afternoon, I walked over and struck up a conversation with my friend and former employer. I told Mr. Felmlee that because my father was a school administrator for

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Lakeside Ashland

By: Keith Birkes, Lori Wallace In August of this year,, we filed a lawsuit against the Ashland Board of Aldermen in order to protect the public safety of the residents of the Log Providence neighborhood and potential attendees at the proposed Lakeside Ashland project. We are also concerned with our property values and the right

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Our President Joe Biden

By: Frank Burkett This should have been the most embarrassing moment, for a President of the United States, EVER. But our President Joe Biden, seems to think the evacuation of thousands of Afghans, Americans and other unknown persons, put a feather in his cap. Not only did the president raise the white flag in surrender,

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January 6th, 2021

By: Robert Miller January 6th, 2021 was not any random day. The Congress of the United States of America was not about its ordinary daily business. That day, it was performing its Constitutional duty of certifying the delegate count from all 50 states to ascertain the next President of the United States. Not a pivotal

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Warming waters are not just confined to the Gulf of Mexico

By: Robert Miller As I sat watching the unfolding destruction of Hurricane Ida, I was struck by the rapidity of its formation from barely a category 1 to almost a category 5 in such a short period of time. Water temperatures in the Gulf approaching 90 degrees added high octane fuel in the formation of

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Patriotism: Baseball, Hotdogs, Apple Pie, and Chevrolet

By: Travis Naughton Twenty years ago, Americans made a solemn vow to never forget the people who died during the terrorist attacks that occurred on the morning of September 11, 2001. A year later, a congressional resolution was introduced that designated September 11 as a National Day of Mourning. It was called Patriot Day. I

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The January 6 riot at the Capitol in Washington DC

By: Frank Burkett The January 6 riot at the Capitol in Washington DC should never have gone as far as it did, but here is my take. The Left labeled it as an insurrection, instead of calling it what it was, a riotous protest. You know, sort of like the BLM and ANTIFA, labeled by

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Vietnam should have taught us a lesson

By: Frank Burkett Many stooges are cropping up in the Biden Administration, but none bigger than Number One and Two. I am speaking of the two stooges that head our country, and the many that they hand picked to administer and govern the U.S.A., (cabinet members). Other political party leaders have irked me also. Such

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A Labor Day Weekend Miracle

By: Travis Naughton It shouldn’t surprise regular readers of my weekly missives that this week’s column is about yet another Naughton-Hecker family camping adventure. Such outings are a staple of our clan’s highly successful (and highly entertaining) “character building program”. If our family is lacking in any quality, it is not character (or characters, to

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Hope and Horror in Afghanistan

By: Travis Naughton After the bus carrying Pakistani girls, including a 15-year-old named Malala Yousafzai, was stopped in the street by armed members of the Taliban, one of the extremists demanded, “Who is Malala?” When her terrified classmates innocently looked in her direction, Malala—a bright and outspoken advocate for women’s and girls’ rights—was shot point-blank

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