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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has rejected a request to transfer state workers out of a downtown St. Louis office out of concern over crime, the Post-Dispatch reports. Crime is a concern downtown, the … more
In the Netflix film “Bird Box,” a mysterious force overtakes Earth, causing masses of people to do suicidal things. The only protection is to wear a blindfold for all outdoor activities -- … more
Electronic gadgets are now part of all of our lives -- from the handheld devices we carry and check nonstop for messages to alarm systems that protect our loved ones and property. But it has begun to … more
Forty years ago, military veterans made up roughly three-quarters of Congress. By 2017, the proportion had dwindled to fewer than 1 in 5. The number of veterans on Capitol Hill will dip slightly … more
It’s reassuring to see Rep. Anthony Brindisi stand up for representative democracy in the face of Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s ongoing attempts to subvert it. Pelosi appears to have denied Brindisi a … more
If the mainstream media had integrity they would reveal the hypocrisy of Democrat congressional leadership that previously supported a Mexican border security wall. Opposition became politically … more
Janet Fein has accomplished an awful lot during her 84 years on this planet, including raising five kids and working in various secretarial jobs. She retired at age 77 as a secretary at Texas … more
Let’s pause from the chaos of the U.S. federal government -- with its breakdowns and shutdowns -- the volatility of the stock market and the never-ending debates over the structure of the College … more
Fast food is so unhealthy that you’d have to be high to eat it, some say. Maybe that explains why a Florida man got arrested after trying to pay for his McDonald’s drive-thru meal with pot … more
France recently reignited international debate on what to do with artwork in Western museums stolen from former colonies and war-torn states. France has agreed to return 26 works plundered from Benin … more
The “tiny house” movement has a lot going for it, including affordability, efficiency and versatility. There’s also a big downside, as a St. Louis woman has learned: Thieves can drive off with … more
Will we someday be able to leave Earth as easily as we fly from point to point on its surface? It seems we are one step closer, following the successful flight and landing of Richard Branson’s … more
A principle is a concept that serves as a guide for behavior. In 2019, we propose laughing at any newscaster or reporter who makes any reference to labels like “liberal”, “conservative”, or … more
We approach 2019 with confidence in America, its traditions, its people, and its future. Our confidence was lifted when ordinary Americans stymied the hijacking of America by elitists of both parties … more
(Editor’s note: In keeping with a holiday tradition, the Christmas column written by Fritz S. Updike, former Sentinel editor, appears today. Mr. Updike died Dec. 27, 1995.) If we could wave a magic … more
We were perusing some out-of-town editorials and came across this one from the Johnson City (Tenn.) Press. Though the subject has come up before, we thought it wouldn’t hurt to publish a reminder … more
During the past week, we’ve written about coping with wintry weather and fighting identity theft, but we also wanted to look at driving at this time of year. While winter weather has been mild so … more
Tis the season of giving — and taking. What thieves are taking is your identity — and your money. The AAA auto club says credit card accounts, Social Security numbers and e-commerce accounts are … more
Though the forecast for the next few days is warmer than usual, eventually winter will arrive. It’s time we were all prepared in case of a weather emergency. Experts highlight three areas — … more
The tug-of-war over a bronze sculpture more than 2,000 years old is the latest in a long string of disputes between museums with priceless works of art and foreign governments that want them back. An … more
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