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Good Thinking: Why Should I Vote?

by Dr. Don Kuehle

In 1792, Election Day was set for the Tuesday following the first Monday in November. November was selected because the harvest was over and winter had not yet begun. Tuesday was chosen because, if Monday has been chosen, some might have had to travel on Sunday/the Sabbath.

“He cast his vote, distrusting all the elected — but not the law.” So said Karl Shapiro.

I don’t

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‘Tis the Season

by Freida Marie Crump

PooseyDigest_WPGreetings from Poosey.

It seems a shame. Right here in the most beautiful of seasons we’re annually slapped in the face with ugliness. There’s surely no season in the Midwest that rivals autumn for its cornucopia of colors, flavors, fun, and festivals. Springtime is often touted as the most glorious of seasons but when you live in Tornado Alley or your April ritual consists of sandbagging

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Viewing Political Corruption More Broadly

by Lee H. Hamilton

Earlier this year, veteran political writer Thomas Edsall reported an eyebrow-raising fact about Americans’ views toward government. Polling by Gallup, he noted, found that the proportion of Americans who believed that corruption is “widespread” in government had risen from 59% in 2006 to 79% in 2013. “In other words,” Edsall wrote, “we were cynical already, but now we’re in overdrive.”

Given the blanket coverage devoted to

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Capitol Perspectives: Political Transformations

by Phill Brooks

During my professional career, I have experienced two major political transformations that fundamentally changed our society. Recent developments in Missouri make me wonder if we’re experiencing a similar transformation today involving gay rights — or, at least, gay marriages in Missouri.

The two political transformations in my time involved the Vietnam War and the civil rights movement. I’ve been thinking about those two changes as I’ve watched

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A Bank Robbery and Bootleg Hooch

Dw.cdrThere’s more to the story about the building located at the 4-way stop, owned by Spence and Judy Elbert, now undergoing a facelift. Local historian David Stark reminded me of the bank robbery that occurred there during the Roarin’ Twenties.

On Nov. 23, 1922, six armed men robbed the First National Bank of Gallatin, then located on the south side of the square. It was a sensational incident involving a

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Be Not Hungry

by Pastor Steve Ellison

John 6 opens with Jesus miraculously feeding 5,000 men plus women and children. This was an effort to teach his disciples a valuable lesson.

John 6 continues with a testing of the disciples to see if they understood the teaching. John does not tell us that the episode on the stormy sea was a test but Mark 6:50-52 does, But immediately He spoke with them and

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Sports and Shorts

by Freida Marie Crump

PooseyDigest_WPGreetings from Poosey.

I swore I’d never get this way, but I have finally achieved the status as an all-out prude. Chalk it up to my age, my disposition, my digestive tract…but something has come over me and I’ve become a genuine prig and a killjoy.

I can remember my own parents complaining about the way I dressed. I think it’s endemic in every generation to

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Capitol Perspectives: Dealing with Less

by Phill Brooks

The legislature’s sweeping tax cut bill passed this spring, followed by voter rejection of the transportation sales tax increase, has led me to think about the possible need for state government to slim down. Transportation officials acknowledge they will lack funds to maintain the state highway system within a few years.

Missouri already is more than $600 million below the goal the legislature itself set to assure

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November’s Elections Won’t Resolve Much of Anything

by Lee H. Hamilton

Members of Congress are home now, campaigning for the upcoming elections. Their messages are all over the map, and for a good reason: they have very little to brag about.

The Congress that just recessed until after the elections makes the 80th — the one that Harry Truman blasted as “do-nothing” — look like a paragon of productivity. This year’s members did manage to avoid a

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