No one by now should be surprised by the odoriferous air that blows in the White House. President Donald Trump needs to look into buying in bulk air fresheners to do something about the stench.
We have listened to State of the Union addresses by American presidents for so many years and we can tell you very few have been overwhelmingly inspiring. A number of presidents have had better speechwriters than others.
Coming off the heels of the Baseball Writer’s Association of America’s annual ballot submissions, four new member joined the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame last week.
“I teach kids to shoot guns,” Greg Aholt, owner of the Quail Creek Game Farm, said to me Saturday. Raising his eyebrows, “even big kids,” he added with a smile.
There are political junkies who also are presidential junkies. There’s a book titled “The Essential Book of Presidential Trivia” that was published before Obama and Trump became president. The author is Noah McCullough, a youth at the time of authoring the book, who did considerable research.
That’s the name of a book that strikes a funny or serious or whatever vein in its readers. It’s not a new book. It was published eight or so years ago. The author is Leland Gregory, who also wrote “Stupid History.”
I’ve heard people say that you’re lucky if you have a good boss. And while I’m still young(ish) in my working life, I’ve been extremely lucky to have some of the best bosses one can imagine.
Jake Schultz, Villa Ridge, is assigned to one of the most unusual duties in the Army. He is a mule skinner, or driver of a team of mules for the Horse Cavalry Detachment of the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas. The mules and old military wagon advertise the Army in parades and at oth…
As promised by President Donald Trump, the U.S. plans to cut its funding for the United Nations. The move came after the U.N. General Assembly voted to declare the U.S. decision to move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem “null and void.”
Christmas music is something people seem to love or hate. They either turn it on as soon as the radio stations begin playing it in November or whine about how much they hate the beautiful music that floats on the airwaves during one month (OK 1 1/2 months) of the year.
The April 2018 election in Franklin County is shaping up as one with a larger-than-normal number of tax hike proposals, plus the usual municipal, school and other taxing entities board positions on the ballots.
It’s Sunday morning and Notebook time. All is quiet at the The Missourian. What to write about? Then it hit me. The Good Wife, while reading the Sunday Post-Dispatach, said: “You have to read Bill McClellan. He thinks Claire McCaskill should run for president.”
While it’s still very early in the basketball season, any way you look at it, some good teams are going to go home before the Class 4 District 6 girls basketball tournament concludes at Union High School in early March.
For 91 years, TIME magazine has selected an individual or group of people who the magazine’s editors believe have most influenced news and events of the past year, “for good or ill.”
Does a business owner have the right to refuse to make a wedding cake for a gay couple because the baker, based on his religious beliefs, does not approve of same-sex marriages?
I don’t love winter. The cold temperatures, getting colds in general and snow just don’t top my “love” list. But I do love the feelings of generosity and caring for others that tend to be abundant around the holidays.
Whenever incidents come to light about the current sexual behavior by men in the public eye, which have brought them down from their high perches, scores of women come forward with their stories of what happened to them. Most are believable, but the media has to have its guard up because the…
Spending two weeks in a pit with 200 poisonous snakes and an alligator sounds like a rough way to earn a living, but that is exactly what Dutch Dunnell did in 1962.
It is a fact that increases in population result in more crime. It has happened in Franklin County. It’s probably true that increases in population also mean more illegal drug use and more people are saved from overdose deaths by Narcan.
Investigations. That seems to be the battle cry in Washington, D.C., and from one end of the country to the other, or sea to sea. Would Congress get more done if it didn’t have to investigate then investigate those who investigated?
There was a time in American history when sexual indiscretions and outright acts that bordered on criminal against women were spoken of softly, whispered or gently expressed — sotto voce. And were ignored by the press.
When you have to write a column each week, suddenly, you’re always scouting for ideas. Could this be a column? Could that? How much trouble would such-and-such a topic get me in (No one likes hate mail)? Is it worth it?