Author

Janice Ellis

Janice Ellis

Janice Ellis has lived and worked in Missouri for more than three decades, analyzing educational, political, social and economic issues across race, ethnicity, age and socio-economic status. Her commentary has appeared in The Kansas City Star, community newspapers, on radio and now online. She is the author of two award-winning books: From Liberty to Magnolia: In Search of the American Dream (2018) and Shaping Public Opinion: How Real Advocacy Journalism™ Should be Practiced (2021). Ellis holds a Ph.D. in communication arts, and two Master of Arts degrees, one in communications arts and a second in political science, all from the University of Wisconsin.

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Is America experiencing a different kind of civil war?

By: - August 30, 2021

Wars are not always fought by armed military forces with guns, bombs, stealth fighters, and sophisticated weaponry. And the enemy is not always clearly defined. Even the reasons for war often lack clarity. But the division and fighting still rage, nonetheless. At first glance, you might think characterizing the divisiveness that America is experiencing today […]

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United States Flag Capitol State Building during Covid19 2020 novel coronavirus Pandemic, 3d virus medical model, Washington DC, USA (photo by Sono Creative/Stock Images)

COVID brings front and center the tug between individual rights and the public good

By: - August 16, 2021

It seems that getting control of the coronavirus has brought front and center the question: When should an individual’s right become more important than what is in the best interest of the health and welfare of the people, the country? The Bill of Rights places a high priority on individual freedoms — the bedrock of our democracy […]