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In Missouri’s pandemic response, the buck stops nowhere

Where does the buck stop in Missouri? If we are talking about the pandemic, then so far not in the governor’s office. Three recent...

Who defines the Missouri GOP — Roy Blunt, Josh Hawley… or...

The eyes of the nation turned to U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley over the holidays when he became the the first senator to announce an...

Missouri lawmakers must have facts on solar before acting

The Missouri Legislature is considering a proposal that would allow utilities to specifically target solar customers and charge them a higher fee for the...

Victims of the Capitol insurrection are telling the truth about their...

Since the assault on our Capitol on January 6, I have watched many people on television describe what they experienced. Having worked for many...

Capitol Perspectives: Punishment of legislators

Missouri history provides a fascinating contrast to the US House vote to remove Rep. Marjorie Greene, R-Georgia, from committee assignments. Unlike Greene, similar disciplinary actions...

Evaluating the moral case for and against Keystone XL

The Keystone Pipeline has been a political buzz phrase for some time. This 10-year-old oil pipeline system runs from Alberta, Canada, all the way...

Missouri Department of Natural Resources sells out to foreign factory farms

I’m an independent Missouri farmer and livestock producer, and JBS, the largest meatpacker in the world and a Brazilian corporation, is attempting to put...

Watching history unfold through my daughter’s eyes

When I asked my 7-year-old daughter what she thought of the inauguration, she told me, “it was fine.” Filled with hope and excitement, I pressed...

Capitol Perspectives: Legislative independence

A major question for this year's session of the Missouri General Assembly is whether Republican legislative leaders will continue a recent display of independence...

There should be no pandemic privilege for religion

Even before we are out of the coronavirus pandemic, Missouri’s lawmakers are considering bills that would make it more difficult to keep people safe...

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