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This Thanksgiving recipe doesn’t depend on food or family

With all of the frustrations, the tragedies and the maddening political chaos that have been with us this year, I have the perfect recipe...

After Trump loss, replace populism and pity parties with persuasion and...

Reflecting over these last few weeks as the president continues to attempt to undermine the outcome of the election with unsubstantiated claims of fraud...

Capitol Perspectives: What’s next?

The title of this column is a question that kept popping into my head during Missouri's gubernatorial campaign. That question repeatedly was asked by fictional...

Election spending in 2020 doubled to $14 billion – 3 takeaways...

Individuals and companies spent a record $14 billion trying to get politicians elected in 2020, according to the latest estimate, more than double the...

A record number of women will serve in the 117th Congress,...

Women will gain at least 14 seats in the 117th Congress, setting a new record for female representation. In 2018, the nation elected 127 women...

2020 was a bloodbath for Missouri Democrats. Will 2022 be any...

There’s no point trying to spin it: While the 2020 election was a mixed verdict nationally, with Republicans gaining congressional seats and minimizing Senate...

How you can help veterans every day

As the nation celebrates our 17 million living veterans, it is also important to know that the number of these heroes who are ending...

Biden wins – experts on what it means for race relations,...

The American public has had its say and for the first time in a generation denied a sitting president a second term. President Donald Trump’s...

An embarrassing failure for election pollsters

Election polling is facing yet another reckoning following its uneven-at-best performance in this year’s voting. Although the outcome in the 2020 presidential race remained uncertain...

Capitol Perspectives: Election night reporting history

There are four Missourians who helped develop the systems that provide you with accurate and prompt election night returns. To understand this column, you need...

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