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Questions for the fall

Questions for the fall

As people see Facebook being covered in back-to-school pictures it means two things: 1) that in just a few weeks it’s Oktoberfest and 2) the fall campaign is just around the corner. With that in mind there are a few questions that will be answered this fall that will decide who represents the state in


MATA (And Most Other Attorneys) Support the Missouri Plan

by Sharon Jones Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA) tracks hundreds bills each year during the legislative session. All of the bills we monitor center around a single principle – the cornerstone of justice is Article 1 Section 14 of the Missouri Constitution which provides access to a fair and open trial before a jury of peers. In

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Winners and Losers from Primary Night and Those with Awkward Wednesdays

Winners Eric Greitens Obviously the winner of the primary of a lifetime was the big winner of the night. His ad campaigns were outstanding. You can typically figure an ad that the Post-Dispatch hates will go over with Republicans. He literally was all over the state, and had no qualms about calling his own newly-adopted

OP-ED: Why I support Eric Greitens

By Jeff Layman After the Tom Schweich tragedy my shock and sadness quickly turned to rage. I couldn’t believe the personal nature of the attacks against him. Tom was a good man and he was very serious about cleaning up corruption. His death is a tremendous loss to our state. One month later Spence Jackson

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Chinese Invasion

Agricultural organizations typically endorse candidates based on their record and history of support for farm and ranch families. We don’t dive into any other issues because our grassroots members are focused only on producing food for this state and they want leaders – regardless of party affiliation – who want to advance the state’s number one industry. When


Missouri children win with education savings accounts

By Martin F. Lueken and Michael Q. McShane Last year, Missouri was one of 18 states that introduced legislation to create an education savings account (ESA) program for families. While it didn’t ultimately become law, it’s stoked the conversation about educational choice in the state and how we can empower families to find schooling options

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Republicans and the media will miss Roger Ailes

In a stunning turn of events that most folks in Missouri won’t pay much attention to, a major shift in the east coast establishment occurred as Roger Ailes left Fox News after a string of sexual harassment complaints.  It might matter more to Missourians than you think. He was a leading senior statesman among national

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Missouri System Review Commission Should Prioritize Curriculum Transparency

By Gregg Keller The mostly-manufactured “unrest” at the University of Missouri – Columbia campus and the actions of one disgraced professor perfectly illustrate why changes are needed within the University of Missouri System.  The newly-created University of Missouri System Review Commission has a tremendous opportunity to recommend significant reforms to improve the standing and operations