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By Patrick Tuohey on Sep 13, 2018

Kansas City recently released a study of its economic development incentive programs.

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Cities across Missouri are struggling to provide basic public services. At the same time, they’re giving hundreds of millions of public tax dollars to corporations for private development projects. What’s going on here?

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By Graham Renz on Jul 24, 2018

In the age of Amazon, only fools, tricksters, or geniuses invest in malls.

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By Andrew B. Wilson on Jul 20, 2018

Outside of Missouri, the most closely watched contest in the Aug. 7 elections here will not be any of the political races; it will be the resolution of an important policy question.

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By James V. Shuls on Jul 19, 2018

As a 19-year old college student studying to be an elementary school teacher, I was given a heavy dose of fear. Not the kind of fear that challenges you to think about whether you have chosen the right career path. Nor the kind that challenges you to rise to the occasion. No.

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By Christine Talent on Jul 19, 2018

Socialism has come a long way since 1917. Socialist regimes ruled half the world—at a terrible cost—during the Cold War. Then, with the collapse of the Soviet Union in the 1990s, socialism fell like a rocket crashing back to earth.

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By Patrick Tuohey on Jul 02, 2018

Mayors in Kansas City long have complained about a lack of control over the police department. But the truth is more nuanced. While Kansas City mayors thankfully do not have the raw political control that mayors elsewhere do, they are not as powerless over policing as some seem to suggest.

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By Andrew B. Wilson on Jun 28, 2018

In its own words, the Trump Organization is “the world’s only global luxury real estate super-brand,” with five- and six-star hotels bearing the Trump name in major cities around the globe. These hotels share a core brand philosophy of “Live life without boundaries.”

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By Graham Renz on Jun 12, 2018

University City officials seem far too eager to give away taxpayer dollars to developers who are hardly in need of a handout.

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By James V. Shuls on May 24, 2018

On December 1, 2017, the Missouri State Board of Education went into a closed session and ousted Commissioner Margie Vandeven. Yet that wasn’t the only controversial decision that day.

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