- Cape man gets 8 years for robbery, his first offense (12/7/16)8
- Post-election taunts reported at Jackson schools (12/2/16)28
- Abuse suspect tries to take cop's gun; officer zaps him with Taser and punches his face (12/7/16)3
- Man sentenced to 103 years for murder of Cape woman (12/6/16)4
- Cape may allow residents to keep chickens; residents at meeting push for measure (12/6/16)33
- Burglary suspect apprehended inside Jackson garage (12/4/16)
- Poplar Bluff man accused of enticement, child porn in Scott County sting operation (12/4/16)
- Group seeks to create a neighborhood park on Cape Girardeau's south side (12/7/16)14
- Lt. Gov. Kinder weighs in on Trump's win, his future plans (12/4/16)13
- Cape police warn of 'Grandparent Scam' (12/4/16)
U.N. effectiveness depends on U.S.
To the editor:
When people talk of the United Nations organization, they seem to imply that it is some kind of foreign or alien entity which is at best indifferent to our concerns or even antagonistic to us. We helped organize the United Nations, and we are very much a part of it. The United Nations cannot succeed unless we want it to succeed. One of the complaints against the United Nations is that it is ineffective, but if it is, then it may be because the United States has not been supportive enough.
Some jingoist group used to put up billboards that demanded we get out of the United Nations. In light of our situation in Iraq, it is time that we start to think globally instead of provincially.
HARLAN E. FIEHLER