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Short Takes on Weird News of the Week Feb. 06, 2019

Daily Editorials

Maligning the Melting Pot Veteran newscaster Tom Brokaw's comments about Hispanic Americans weren't ... Read More

High Cash Bail Without Due Process Violates Defendants' Fundamental Rights Feb. 04, 2019

Daily Editorials

If America's constitutional principle of justice had to be boiled down to four words, they would be:... Read More

Short Takes on Blindfold Challenges and Blinder Bigotry Jan. 21, 2019

Daily Editorials

The Darwin Challenge In the Netflix film "Bird Box," a mysterious force overtakes Earth, causing mas... Read More

Ruling Upholding Discrimination Against Lesbian Couple Screams for Challenge Jan. 18, 2019

Daily Editorials

A federal judge on Wednesday chose to interpret the absolute letter of the law in her reading of the... Read More

DeVos' Plan to Boost For-Profit Colleges Will Lead to More Disasters Like Vatterott Jan. 03, 2019

Daily Editorials

It takes some nerve for Vatterott College to blame the Department of Education for its failure and a... Read More

For Missouri, 2018 Brought Toppled Politicos, Jobs Lost to Trade Wars and Vanishing Data Dec. 28, 2018

Daily Editorials

For Missouri, 2018 was a year of political exits that rocked the state and drew national attention. ... Read More

McCaskill's Exit Further Shrinks America's Political Middle Ground Dec. 19, 2018

Daily Editorials

Missouri's top-ranking Democrat is on her way out of elective politics, taking with her the last ves... Read More

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

Daily Editorials

There is no legal or moral justification for rural Missouri counties to continue their policies of c... Read More

Fentanyl Is the Latest Deadly Twist in America's Continuing Opioid Epidemic Dec. 05, 2018

Daily Editorials

The opioid epidemic has a deadly new star: fentanyl, which is easier to overdose with than prescript... Read More

Blindly Voting by Party Affiliation Does a Disservice to Democracy Nov. 09, 2018

Daily Editorials

Missouri abolished the ballot option of straight-ticket voting in 2006 for all the right reasons. It... Read More

The Growing Consensus for Legalizing Marijuana Nov. 08, 2018

Steve Chapman

The United States remains starkly divided between red and blue, with Republicans and Democrats each ... Read More

Hyperbole over the Hyperloop's Feasibility Doesn't Match the Economic Reality Oct. 26, 2018

Daily Editorials

We at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch don't want to be accused of being hypercritical, but we're not qui... Read More

The Only Remarkable Thing About Beto O'Rourke Is How Much the Media Love Him Oct. 19, 2018

David Harsanyi

Despite my best efforts, I know exactly what Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke's post-punk indie band f... Read More

Together, Illinois Gubernatorial Candidates Might Have a Plan to Fight Gun Violence Oct. 19, 2018

Daily Editorials

For all their disagreements on a variety of major policy issues, Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Raun... Read More

Jason Kander's Determination to Address His PTSD Should Inspire Others Oct. 04, 2018

Daily Editorials

Jason Kander, the former Missouri secretary of state whose U.S. Senate bid brought him national atte... Read More

Greetings From This 'Career Obsessed Banshee' Jan. 31, 2018

Connie Schultz

Thanks to recent national coverage of Missouri Senate candidate Courtland Sykes and his self-declare... Read More

Crucial Religious Freedom Case Arrives to Supreme Court Nov. 23, 2016

Star Parker

Among the factors that drove the electoral victory of Donald Trump was his very strong support from ... Read More

A Welcome Law to Protect Consumers From Insurance Company Greed Aug. 31, 2016

Daily Editorials

Insurance companies in Illinois and Missouri for years have been pocketing hundreds of millions of d... Read More

Pardoned for the Sex Crime He Never Committed Aug. 27, 2016

Diane Dimond

He was accused of an unspeakable crime he did not commit. For 27 years, Earnest Leap of Oakview, Mis... Read More

Relive Truman Legacy in Independence, Missouri Jul. 24, 2016

Travel and Adventure

By Steve Bergsman Independence, Missouri, is a pretty little place about 10 miles from Kansas City. ... Read More