Sedalia Democrat- RSS OPINION Feed http://sedaliademocrat.com/section/OPINION http://sedaliademocrat.com/section/OPINION Sat, 28 Mar 2015 06:35:23 EST 1800 Education cuts go too far http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/152608423/Education-cuts-go-too-far My aunt called yesterday, somewhat distressed. Her championship speech and forensics team, the team she has coached for 16 years, will be kaput next year. Why? Budget cuts to education in Wisconsin. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:11:42 EST We need to stop the greedy, dishonest http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/letters/152606769/We-need-to-stop-the-greedy-dishonest Dear Editor: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:16:42 EST Time to stop trusting ‘elitist mentality’ http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/letters/152606753/Time-to-stop-trusting-elitist-mentality Dear Editor: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:16:41 EST Thank you for Boy Scout support http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/letters/152600993/Thank-you-for-Boy-Scout-support Dear Editor:On behalf of the Osage Trails District, Boy Scouts of America, let me thank the individuals who contributed generously to the successful Scouting for Food drive, which culminated on Saturday, March 7, 2015. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:11:41 EST Working to extend the progress http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/152601863/Working-to-extend-the-progress Ronnie Ollison doesn't want to think about what his community would have to do without if the Pettis County road and bridge tax wasn't in place. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:46:42 EST Passing legislation against a tornado http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/152541714/Passing-legislation-against-a-tornado Some days it seems like the Kansas and Missouri legislatures are in some sort of arms race to propose and even sometimes pass stupid and unnecessary bills. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 17:41:43 EST Enjoying the right to sunshine http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/152475408/Enjoying-the-right-to-sunshine Sunshine is a good thing. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 16:16:46 EST Reflecting on people’s choices http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/152481280/Reflecting-on-peoples-choices Last weekend, Max and I “rearranged” the basement. That means we went through all the things that have found their way to the basement over the past 25 years - 25 years on March 30. Let's just say a lot of “stuff” has... Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:46:41 EST Ensuring freedom of press continues http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/152480355/Ensuring-freedom-of-press-continues James Madison could not have foreseen TMZ. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:11:41 EST Celebrating growth in Sedalia http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/152413385/Celebrating-growth-in-Sedalia I've heard the rumors over and over again: Hobby Lobby is coming to Sedalia, along with Red Lobster, Olive Garden and Target. Actually, I've been seeing the Hobby Lobby at a much more rabid pace on my friendly neighborhood social media... Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:46:41 EST Daughters of Confederacy host concert http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/152387281/Daughters-of-Confederacy-host-concert By the last years of the 19th century, the veterans of the Civil War had grown old; many had already passed. The remaining veterans hosted reunions; their descendants erected monuments to the fallen soldiers and formed lineage societies recognizing... Tue, 17 Mar 2015 14:56:41 EST Working to improve Ferguson http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/152350616/Working-to-improve-Ferguson Yesterday, I heard some good news, for a change, about Ferguson. I read that the municipal judge and the prosecutor resigned, and that the Missouri Supreme Court had appointed Roy Richter to hear Ferguson municipal cases. Fri, 13 Mar 2015 16:11:42 EST Mr. Jimmy hands out snacks, smiles http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/152352692/Mr.-Jimmy-hands-out-snacks-smiles Jimmy Longnecker doesn't have time for a defeatist attitude. He is much too busy for that kind of nonsense. Fri, 13 Mar 2015 15:06:42 EST Program still contemporary after 103 years http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/152347628/Program-still-contemporary-after-103-years To reach the age of 103 is a significant milestone, but to also have more than 59 million alumnae and 3.2 million members – well that's amazing to say the least. Fri, 13 Mar 2015 13:56:45 EST Congress of Rough Riders in Sedalia http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/152285272/Congress-of-Rough-Riders-in-Sedalia Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show began as an exhibit about the American West that featured cowboys, stagecoaches, Indians, buffalo, and horses. In 1892, the show changed its focus. The cowboys and Indians still performed, but the Congress of Rough... Tue, 10 Mar 2015 15:56:43 EST Daylight saving time a simple idea http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/152274223/Daylight-saving-time-a-simple-idea Daylight saving time wasn't invented by a legislative body, a think tank or a committee. Tue, 10 Mar 2015 15:31:42 EST Heeding advice from wise politicians http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/152218513/Heeding-advice-from-wise-politicians Missouri is still in an upheaval following the tragic death of State Auditor Tom Schweich. And, frankly, I think the state of politics in this state should be in an upheaval. Fri, 6 Mar 2015 16:51:40 EST Honoring Gremlin history http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/letters/152171220/Honoring-Gremlin-history Dear Editor: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 14:51:41 EST Spring is just around the corner http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/152222537/Spring-is-just-around-the-corner I swear I heard a cardinal today. The sun was shining, and though the temperature was lower than chilly, I felt spring. It put a lightness in my step and a smile on my face, even though a dastardly cold has brought me down over the past few days. I... Fri, 6 Mar 2015 14:16:45 EST In the market for some fair fun http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/opinion_columns/152220348/In-the-market-for-some-fair-fun This year's Missouri State Fair will be the eighth that Kari Mergen has worked as part of the fair's marketing team, but it will be her first running the department. Fri, 6 Mar 2015 14:16:43 EST