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5,000 new pages of gubment coming to attack you

5,000 new pages of gubment coming to attack you

I was listening to the Senate debate on confirming the new Director of the Department of Corrections when Sen. Bob Dixon mentioned something that shocked me as much as I’m sure it did you. During an inquiry from Sen. Jason Holsman, he said that he was selected to be in charge of the committee that

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There is a lot to be learned from Saturday’s protest

People around the nation had many takes on Saturday’s protests by women about the newly-elected President. However, organizers in both St. Louis and Kansas City should be commended for the enormous turnout with no rioting and no looting. They even got a permit and didn’t attempt to clog traffic. The interesting thing will be what

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5 THINGS… Greitens could mention in the State of the State

The newly-elected Governor showed that he may be one of the best orators to hold the office in a generation with his inaugural, but his address certainly wasn’t long on details. Inaugural addresses typically aren’t and the thousand people standing outside were likely grateful for the brevity. However, those who listen to a State of

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Even the smartest politicians have missteps every now and then

To be clear, I think that Jason Kander is one of the smartest politicians in the state. He seems to have an instinct about where the Democratic Party is going. He may have the best political instincts in the state. However, his performance last week should comfort every other politician in Missouri that even the

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TWMP: The St. Louis Blues’ Chris Zimmerman, Speaker Richardson and Right-to-Work

On Sunday’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politics, Chris Zimmerman, the president and CEO of the St. Louis Blues comes by the studio to discuss the success of the Winter Classic and the team’s hopes of renovating the Scottrade Center to remain competitive with other stadiums across the country. “We have generated well over

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TWMP: Jay Ashcroft, Trump and Christmas

On a holiday edition of This Week in Missouri Politics, host Scott Faughn welcomes Secretary of State-elect Jay Ashcroft to discuss his transition into the role, his plans for the office and what the results of the election showed. “This is an election where the people stood up and said, ‘We’re tired of government officials

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Hopeful our next governor will find more success than Obama

Tomorrow, Missourians and Missourahians alike are going to deliver their opinion on not only who they feel should be the next president of the United States, but as part of that their opinion of how the current president, Barack Obama has served them the past eight years.  This hillbilly’s guess is that this state is

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It’s cliché, but it’s a wild election year

One of the most read stories of last week was one that many never expected to read: Former Lt. Governor Joe Maxwell endorsed Eric Greitens for governor.  It certainly stands out when one of the most highly regarded liberal Democrats in the state endorses the Republican nominee for governor, and pointedly denounces the Democrat, but

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Why a tax return might matter

I’ve always been a believer that people running for office were not resigned to having a to give out any more information than they choose to, and no one is obligated to voting for anyone either. If Donald Trump doesn’t want to give out his tax returns, then it’s his right not to, but if

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