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CW DAWSON

“What I’m saying to you this morning is communism forgets that life is individual. Capitalism forgets that life is social. And the kingdom of brotherhood is found neither in the thesis of communism nor the antithesis of capitalism, but in a higher synthesis.

DAVID WEBBER

The Great Hack” is a 2019 Netflix documentary about how Cambridge Analytica used Facebook data to target “persuadable” voters in toss-up states to win the 2016 presidential election for Donald Trump.

DAVID ROSMAN

It’s a great way to start 2022. No, I am not talking about the pandemic and cold weather, but statements made by a number of soothsayers predicting the end of the great American experiment — representative democracy.

GUEST COMMENTARY

Distributing the disease of disinformation is nothing new for Trump.

STEVE SPELLMAN

This tenure was never imagined when I first walked into the KOPN studios downtown to deliver a belated donation check.

JAY HASHEIDER

A brand new year is approaching and time to start thinking ahead. With countdowns and ball drops, we will be welcoming year 2022 Friday night and with it a renewed chance at doing things better this time around.

KEN MIDKIFF

The national news media, whether Fox or CNN, has made much of the growing divide between liberals and conservatives, citing President Biden’s approval ratings in various polls and the growing intensity of liberal and conservative beliefs.

STEVE SPELLMAN

I grew up with a pretty traditional childhood — particularly during the holidays. Regular visits to extended family in Iowa literally meant trekking over the river and through the, well, corn fields — to grandmother’s house we went.

DAVID WEBBER

The current criticism that the Columbia City Council’s process for selecting the next city manager should be more public and transparent got me thinking: What would the late Columbia Daily Tribune publisher and opinion writer Hank Waters have thought and written?

DAVID ROSMAN

Although the 2022 Missouri legislative session does not start until the beginning of January, our legislators have been pre-filing bills since Dec. 1.

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