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Letters to the Editor: Feb. 21

Voices crying in the wilderness To the Editor: Last night, I watched Rand Paul and Mike Lee battling vainly against the tide. The tide in this case was their fellow senators, who have lost their minds and are willing to sell this nation’s security and future down the river for the sake of a short-term, stopgap, partial budget Band-Aid. Retired Adm. Mike Mullen, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has said the gravest threat to our security is the national debt. Not Russia, not China, not Islamist terrorism, not even North Korea, but our debt. A recent, “partial ...

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Keeping our eyes on the ball

Watching the Republicans’ wailing and gnashing of teeth over the clearly tainted FBI investigation, including the vicious animus of at least one team member and the Bureau’s refusal to say if it paid for the infamous dossier, I am still struck by one overriding question: “But what is the underlying truth?”

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Where is the debt debate?

The total debt owed by the U.S. government to the public is nearly four-fifths the value of GDP, the dollar amount of all goods and services produced by our economy.

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Helping O’Fallon ride around in style for over 10 years

Total Customs and Tinting has been serving the O’Fallon area and beyond for more than 10 years – selling and installing sleek, high-quality vehicle accessories. When customers visit Total Customs and Tinting, they can browse a wide selection of aftermarket accessories designed for cars and trucks, and then consult with the trusted staff about what fits their needs. Items and services offered by Total Customs and Tinting include window tinting; leather interiors and heated seats; sunroofs and sunroof repairs; truck bed liners and covers; truck steps and hitches; spoilers, bug shields and Rainguard; grilles, fenders and chrome trim; navigation and ...

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Neighborhood brewery offers unique brews, live music

Craft breweries are popping up across St. Charles County, and St. Peters residents are reveling in the debut of Third Wheel Brewing – which opened in June 2017. “We’re having a blast!” owner Brad Wheeling, a self-described beer nerd, said. “We’ve been really busy. There have been so many neighborhood visitors thanking us for opening a brewery in St. Peters.” Third Wheel offers a fun, casual, laid-back vibe. Unlike a restaurant, there’s no pressure to turn tables. Brad encourages visitors to stay for a couple of hours and hang out – read books, play board games, work on their laptops ...

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Classical education with superior results

The Classical Academy de Lafayette [CAL] – which celebrated its grand opening in fall 2017 – is a private school whose mission is to develop the academic potential and virtuous character of each student through a rigorous, content-rich, classical liberal arts program. At CAL, children learn from the greatest minds in western history such as Shakespeare, Socrates, Mozart and Michelangelo. Led by exceptional teachers, students study the traditional subjects while also learning cultural literacy, ethics and good behavior. “After having been in education for 20-plus years, I knew there was something missing from education,” Head of School Katy McKinney said. ...

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