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Mike Parson faces opportunities, challenges in new term as Missouri governor

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson made history last week.  He became the first Republican in more than three decades to win a second term as governor,...

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...

On Election Day, Missouri Republicans dominate up and down the ballot

Missouri is a red state. If there was any doubt about that at all, Republicans put it to rest Tuesday night.  Not only did Missouri Gov....

Why Americans are so enamored with election polls

The Republican pollster Frank Luntz warned on Twitter and elsewhere the other day that if preelection polls in this year’s presidential race are embarrassingly...

Capitol Perspectives: Further reflections on Gov. Mel Carnahan’s death

The recent thoughts written by others about the tragic death of Gov. Mel Carnahan two decades ago have prompted me to add some personal...

Handful of Missouri legislative races will determine fate of GOP super...

First things first, there’s one thing that’s absolutely certain: Missouri Republicans are in no danger of losing their legislative majorities. When the 101st Missouri General...

Missouri redistricting vote opens door to an experiment, regardless of outcome

State governments are unique political bodies that allow for experimentation in how rules and laws affect political outputs.   As Justice Louis Brandies pointed out –...

Missouri Politics in 2020: How did we get here?

I sat down to write this on the 20th anniversary of Gov. Mel Carnahan’s tragic plane crash. Much has changed for me since then, but...

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