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Admittedly, I’m an old timer, but I don’t remember ever hearing about the National Rifle Association in my younger days (1960s and 1970s). It’s not because I was oblivious, although that’s a condition that has afflicted me from time to time. It’s because, back in those days, the NRA was a qu…

The phone call came the same week that my young-enough-to-be-my- daughter primary care provider called me old. The call was from a friend with her new phone number at her assisted-living address, advising me that she hated it there. Both events were extremely disturbing — the first (being ca…

In August, Missourians learned that student achievement declined significantly across the state from 2021 to 2022 as schools and families continued to grapple with the effects of the pandemic. New data released just before the holidays by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education …

For several years now, I’ve been told that the old consensus of fiscal conservatism and limited government was dead. So, you might think I’m delighted by the sudden rebirth of tea party-style budget-cutting zeal on display in the GOP’s brinksmanship over the debt ceiling.

What has happened with Fanning School in the past year illustrates why St. Louis is a failed city. Fanning School is a historic building cited for reuse by the St. Louis school district. Then-Alderman Megan Green, now the aldermanic president, joined a developer in dictating a multifamily pr…

It’s not exactly a blistering insight into how Washington works, but nothing will get you more praise and respect than being powerful and wielding that power effectively. So, it should be no surprise that Nancy Pelosi finished her tenure as speaker of the House to lavish applause. Many dubbe…

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I want to be treated like an adult. As a senior in high school, I think I can handle the harsh realities of life. It seems that, in the past few years, politicians, teachers and administrators have disagreed with my assessment. Last school year, more than 1,600 books were banned in more than…

The recent execution of Kevin Johnson by lethal injection conjures Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s novel, “The Idiot,” where the story’s protagonist describes how he would paint a picture of a guillotine execution that he witnessed in France, which still proves apt today:

We all have been to school, however, we have many different experiences. Most adults now will never know what it’s like to be scared at school. They will never know the feeling of school going on lockdown and not knowing if it is a drill or not. Wondering for how many hours you’ll have to be…

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