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By the Editorial Board

Editorial: Get ready for return of elected-board rule over St. Louis Public Schools

By the Editorial Board

A meeting on April 15 and 16 of the Missouri State Board of Education will likely end with the elected school board's restoration of power following 12 years of rule by the Special Administrative Board. Skeptics abound, but the reality is that the SAB has completed its mission of restoring the system to full accreditation and financial health. It'll be up to the elected board to prove it's up to the challenge. Read more

Editorial: Julian Assange is no hero. And he sure as hell is no journalist.

By the Editorial Board

Defenders of Julian Assange are outraged at his arrest, asserting that this is a blatant affront to First Amendment rights. They’ve even gone so far as to call Assange a “journalist.” He is a computer hacker who accepted stolen classified government documents then performed a massive data dump on the internet. Call Assange what you like, but please don’t equate his business with journalism. Read more

Editorial: Calls to shut the city jail make great political fodder but belie the facts

By the Editorial Board

Ahead of the April 2 election, candidates tried to score with voters by pledging to close down the Medium Security Institution, or Workhouse, and allow most of its inmates to leave. The assumption was that they were almost all low-level offenders who didn’t pose a threat. In reality, city jail inmates are overwhelmingly accused of serious felonies. Which suggests simplistic solutions are no solution at all. Read more

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Post-Dispatch columnists

McDermott: The struggling NRA doesn't represent average gun owners. It represents mayhem.

Kevin McDermott

There is every indication that average, law-abiding gun owners are, as a whole, more open to rational gun control than the organization that claims to represent them.  Read more

Your views: Letters from our readers

Top letters: Second Amendment proposal, teacher pensions and gun laws

These are the most-read letters so far this week. Read more

National and guest columnists

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Is the GOP a hate group?

Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald

Here’s how The Southern Poverty Law Center defines a hate group. Read more

Jonah Goldberg: Social-media shock stories amount to lazy journalism

By Jonah Goldberg

Did you hear about the backlash against Disney for casting Halle Bailey, a young black woman, for the lead in the live-action version of “The Little Mermaid”? Read more

Kathleen Parker: Watch out for falling rocks

Kathleen Parker • kathleenparker@washpost.com

Don’t breathe a word, but President Donald Trump is up to something. Read more


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