Opinion Columns & Blogs


Democrats must not defeat themselves

Republicans are afraid they cannot stop Democrats from making big gains in November, so they’re trying to convince Democrats to stop themselves. For the sake of the nation, don’t fall for it this time.


If this isn't a trade war, what is it?

The escalating trade war between the United States and China poses crucial, though unanswerable, questions: Is this the beginning of the end of the post-World War II international trading system or will the present arrangements survive, as they have for 70 years?


Trump-Kim no match for Reagan-Gorbachev

An optimistic take on Donald Trump’s historic meeting Tuesday with Kim Jong Un is that it’s Geneva Redux – a reprise of the 1985 summit between Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev that established their rapport, fundamentally altered relations between the superpowers and led within a few years to the end of the Cold War.

Listen to dispatch audio when 'Ride the Ducks' tour boat capsizes on lake

An eyewitness video shows two Ride the Ducks tour boats caught in a storm on Missouri's Table Rock Lake on Thursday, July 19. Dispatch audio: Broadcastify.