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By Michael Highsmith on Aug 15, 2016

One of my favorite books as a child was If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.  “If you give a mouse a cookie,” the story begins, “he’s going to ask for a glass of milk.”  Before long the mouse receives a haircut, a nap complete with a bedtime story, and more.

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By Joseph Miller, Graham Renz on Aug 03, 2016

Mayor Slay and many—but not all—regional leaders are peddling a curious elixir: a $2 billion expansion of MetroLink. The expansion would create a new line running from north Saint Louis County, through downtown, to South County. But what condition is this elixir supposed to treat?

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By Patrick Ishmael on Jul 20, 2016

Imagine you got a nasty cut that needed stitches while you were vacationing in Florida this summer. Apart from putting a damper on your trip, would you be concerned that you wouldn't be able to see a Missouri-licensed doctor? Probably not.

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By James V. Shuls 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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By James V. Shuls, Michael Q. McShane on Jun 15, 2016

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

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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 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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