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There are some interesting similarities between Missouri’s governor and the nation’s president in dealing with COVID-19. Their refusal to wear face masks is the most visible. Both Gov. Mike … more
My middle son graduated from high school this year. It was not a traditional graduation; it was a drive thru graduation. We all loaded in a van and Braden hopped out to get sanitized in his cap … more
As I reflect on the final months of term-limited state legislators who have made a profound difference for the state, I also remember Harriett Woods. While she gained national attention for her … more
Every May, thousands of law enforcement officers make their way to Washington, D.C., for National Police Week. It’s an opportunity to spend time with our men and women in blue and to say thank you … more
I had expected limited production from Missouri’s 2020 annual session because of the several weeks lost from the extended spring break to avoid COVID-19 exposure. Indeed, the General Assembly … more
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major changes in our state government. The biggest change involves the degree to which the legislature is giving the governor enormous powers over the state’s … more
Missouri’s General Assembly faces an historic challenges for the final three weeks of the 2020 regular session. The budget tops the list with a projected $1 billion or even higher revenue loss … more
Our country is facing a health crisis unlike anything we have ever seen. Americans are concerned about the coronavirus pandemic, but I have no doubt we will rise to this challenge together. While … more
The coronavirus pandemic has raised some difficult journalistic questions for which there are not easy answers. Journalists are facing conflicts between stessing good health practices while, at … more
A Missouri incident nearly a decade ago demonstrates the danger of politicians trying to control health information as the administration of President Donald Trump has done to deal with the … more
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