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Give Children a Healthy Life Dec 18, 2018

There was a time when a mother would hear her child cough and wonder if she would soon be praying over a small grave. There was a time when localized polio outbreaks gripped communities in terror. A time when tetanus killed about 10 percent of the pe... Read More

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Trump Is Correct That Postal Rates Need a Radical Revamp Dec 18, 2018

For all the criticism cast President Donald Trump's way, he's not to blame for the effort to save the U.S. postal system from insolvency. Trump is trying to fix a system he correctly identifies as structurally defective, largely because of an outdate... Read More

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Justice Is Distorted When Courts Turn Into Profit-Generating Centers Dec 17, 2018

There is no legal or moral justification for rural Missouri counties to continue their policies of charging prisoners for their food and housing, and jailing them when they can't pay their court bills. Why has the Legislature allowed these practices ... Read More