Barbara Shelly

Barbara Shelly

Barbara Shelly is a journalist in Kansas City. She was a reporter and opinion writer for the Kansas City Star and now contributes to various outlets as a writer and editor. Her work has appeared in the Huffington Post, Hechinger Report, The Week, The PitchKC and other publications.


How Eric Greitens and Josh Hawley soared so quickly in Missouri politics

By: - January 15, 2021

Flush with ambition and cash, a newcomer arrives like a bolt from the blue. Or, in Missouri‚Äôs case, red. He jumps a line of aspirational politicians, lands in a statewide elected office and immediately sets his sights on a higher target, heedless of the wreck just up the road. Missouri has seen this movie twice […]