Are you a proud Democrat? How proud? Have you eaten breakfast at your local diner or walked your town’s Main Street lately sporting a t-shirt that says: I’m a proud Democrat, please ask me why? On a busy street in New York City, such a demonstration of political pride might not draw attention, but in a rural Missouri town, where people know you, it would probably be the start of a day filled with hostility. I believe you and I both would find more than a few crankophiles to line up accepting the t-shirt’s request for inquiries. | Read more
Farming and Labor Have Such Common Interests
It is puzzling why there is a general distance and tension between Labor and farming interests in America.
People Obamacare Was For In The First Place
Pastor Jan Linn
Well, the working poor in our nation are being forgotten once again. It’s nothing new.
Immigration Reform Opponents Are Simply Wrong.
Immigration continues to be a hot button issue, and one which threatens to give far too much reign to the darkest elements in our culture.
Helping the Needy
Aside from providing the highest level of security in the world, the U. S. government is also the world’s No. 1 charity.
A Glimpse Into The Next Generation of Voters
As a senior at Webb City High School, in good ole’ Webb City, Missouri, you can be sure that my friends and I have the same candid conversations that every generation before us had; understandably, much of it is superficial.
Driving Democratic "Conversation"
Have you ever experienced a Monday morning, when you sleep past the alarm, run out the door, half dressed, jump into your car only to realize that your gas gauge is on ‘E”. What to do?
A New Beginning For a Rural Democrat Club
An interesting event has taken place in Ray County Missouri (northeast of metro Kansas City). Will Talbert (me), the publisher of this newspaper, was elected as President of the Ray County Democrat Club.
Jesus was a Liberal?
Pastor Jan Linn
I finally understand why conservative Christians don’t like the teachings of Jesus. They think they are liberal.
Why I Stay a Republican
By now, those of who are regular readers of The Rural Democrat probably know my predicament very well.
CEO's Against Grandmas
The loudest calls for Social Security cuts are coming from CEOs who will never have to worry about their own retirement security.
Maybe it is time to revisit the Declaration of Independence and consider whether the U.S. House of Representatives is an obsolete body that has outlived its usefulness - especially after the childlike temper tantrums many of its members have displayed in recent weeks.
This Veterans Day, Reforms to Honor Our POW/MIA
Senator Claire McCaskill
Every Veterans Day, I pay tribute to those who have fought to provide us with the security and freedoms that we all too often take for granted.
Mirror, Mirror on the wall...
who is the most American of them all?
Let us take a trip down memory lane. Columbus, who we would now recognize as a white man, sailed the ocean blue and found the Americas.
Raising the Minimum Wage in Missouri
On September 25th of this year the Kansas City Star ran an article about the possibility of a minimum wage increase appearing on the statewide ballot in 2014 for Missouri.
Warrensburg Democrat Gary Grigsby Steps Foward!!
Democrat Gary Grigsby has announced his candidacy as for State Representative in Missouri’s 51st District.
Insurance II: The Truth is Less Funny Than The Ads.
As I mentioned in Part 1 of this article in the last issue of The Rural Democrat, there are at least three major problems with the use of credit scoring in pricing auto insurance and all three are unfair at best.
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