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By James V. Shuls, Ph.D. on Jul 15, 2016

We ask a lot of our public schools. We ask that they not only educate children, but also transport them and feed them. Many provide before- or after-school care for students. We expect schools to serve students regardless of their learning needs.

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By Michael Q. McShane on Jun 21, 2016

Just like school years come and go and spring fades into summer, controversy over how we fund our schools has been a part of our political landscape for what seems like eternity.  Most recently, the Kansas Supreme Court has threatened to keep the state’s schools closed if the legislature does not

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By Andrew B. Wilson on Jun 20, 2016

It was a vintage if ill-advised display of firmness.

A quarter of a century ago, Margaret Thatcher threw the British House of Commons into an uproar when she mocked the concept of a United State of Europe in no more than three words. Punctuating each one, she said:

“No. No. No.”

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When it comes to state pensions in Missouri and bad news, the hits just keep on coming.

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By Michael Q. McShane on Jun 13, 2016

By disposition, I am an optimist. For a person of my particular predilections it is, to echo Dickens, the best of times and the worst of times.

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By Crosby Kemper III, Rex Sinquefield on Jun 13, 2016

Churchill called courage the “first” of the virtues.  In the garden of good and evil, it is the one virtue that allows all of the others to flourish—from humility to wisdom and from charity to a genuine respect for the rights of others.

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By Michael Q. McShane on Jun 13, 2016

By disposition, I am an optimist. For a person of my particular predilections it is, to echo Dickens, the best of times and the worst of times.

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By Andrew B. Wilson on May 27, 2016

With strict new rules mandating overtime pay for aspiring professionals and others in mid-level managerial positions, the Obama administration is asking employers to hang out a sign that says, in effect: “We don’t want any go-getters around here.

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By Andrew B. Wilson on May 23, 2016

In the 2016 session of the Missouri Legislature, our lawmakers expended millions of words on dozens of issues – everything from guns to fantasy sports, from medical marijuana to opioid abuse, from limits on lobbyists’ gifts to lawmakers . . .

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By James V. Shuls, Ph.D. on May 10, 2016

If you head West on I-70, past the inner-ring suburbs of St. Louis and over the Missouri river, you’ll happen upon the hamlet of Lake St. Louis and the body of water that is its namesake.  Built as a resort community in the 1960s, its population has boomed in recent years as St.

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