Recently, my sweetheart and I finally created our own Netflix account in order to watch our shows together more easily.
At no time in our state’s history has the need for education and training after high school been more important.
We are, all of us, familiar with the differing ideas of what constitutes “freedom,” as well as the differing values we place on the importance of individual freedoms.
October is National Women’s Small Business Month, and it’s no wonder we’re dedicating a whole month to celebrate.
Mortgage disability insurance? Dear Dave, If someone is following your plan, is it a good idea to get mortgage disability insurance during Baby Step 2? Craig Dear Craig,
It is likely that many of those reading this have, at some point or another, asked themselves the question: “What would I do if I had a billion dollars?” Or some variation to that extent. I have a controversial opinion . . .

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Dear Dave, I’m 28, single, and I just became debt-free. In addition, I make $70,000 a year and have the equivalent of six months of expenses set aside for emergencies. Should I save up to pay cash for a house, or is mortgage debt okay? I’d like to keep the price of a new home between $200,000 and...
I was chatting with a group of students the other day when one of them looked me in the eye and commented, “You’re very tough on journalists.” I had to plead guilty. Of course I’m tough on journalists. Maybe even as tough on them as they are on politicians. Our representative democracy depends on...
Memorial Day, is the unofficial start to the summer months. A period of relative rest and relaxation (R&R), as kids are out of school for several months and freer to pursue other interests. Parents, while still quite busy chasing after said kids, also benefit from a less structured and hectic...
Important and controversial “stuff” is happening and I’m asking myself, “What should I think about this?” Distinguish that question from “What DO I think about this?” I’m trying to move from a quick emotional reaction to an objectively reasoned opinion. There’s a major student youth movement afoot...
As usual, I read Steve Bakke’s piece and find both things with which to agree and disagree. For the sake of brevity, I will address both—but one in more detail than the other. I agree that the March for our Lives and similar movements coming in the aftermath of the latest school shooting have at...
Many years ago, my great uncle purchased a grocery store in Hopkins, Missouri from a previous owner. When he and his family started preparing the store for the grand opening, they found that many of the items they thought were on the shelves were actually empty containers and that the actual goods...
Americans disagree with one another on all kinds of issues. We need to accept and tolerate those differences, because we are far stronger when we seek to reconcile them rather than ignore or exacerbate them. Our republic is under stress. So much so, in fact, that if you’re not worried about its...
LMCS is graduating another group of seniors this weekend, with thousands more across the country graduating in the next several weeks, and once again, those graduates will be greeted by a challenging world. Not much has changed in some respects over the roughly 40 years since I walked across the...
Dear Editor, In the beginning was the Matrix And then came the Citizens And the Citizens were without form And the Matrix was completely without substance. And the darkness was upon the face of the City Council And they spoke among themselves, saying “It is a crock of ****, and it stinketh...
I find it ironic, that much of the abortion talk in our state and national legislatures is dominated by men—who are only tangentially involved in that process. While it is ultimately women who largely have to make the decision, and live with the consequences. I also find it ironic, that many of...

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