Opinion

Wearing blinders for Clay’s dog, pony show

U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay on Monday gave a guided bus tour to fellow U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff, the House Intelligence Committee’s top Democrat. They looked at the blighted, high-crime neighborhood in North St. Louis being pieced together to provide the minimum 100 acres for the new National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s western headquarters.

Letters to the Editor

A simple solution

Poor petulant Gene Robke! He’s aghast. He’s been out-written. His Jan. 21 letter tabulating conservative posts is just what one might expect from some liberal precincts — those champions of free speech and expression, except when it challenges their agenda. Thus, the typical knee-jerk response — impose limits to repress what they dislike. The BND is free to run its paper the way it sees fit. If you find a letter immaterial, skip it. If you don’t like a letter, write back. And if you find BND guidelines objectionable, don’t’ subscribe. It’s really that simple.

Letters to the Editor

Flags, but no pledge of allegiance

Debating presidential candidates, Democrat and Republicans, stood amid a background of flags. Sadly, not one debater said, “Ladies and gentlemen, please rise and join us as we pledge allegiance to the flag of your great Republic and its promise of life, liberty and justice for all.”

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