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By Andrew B. Wilson on Oct 19, 2016

I had a friend – a newspaper editor and publisher – who mangled many words, sometimes inventing new ones in the process.

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By Patrick Tuohey on Oct 12, 2016

The Kansas City Star recently reported that Urban Summit activists have turned in petition signatures requiring a citywide vote for an additional sales tax to support development on the east side of to

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By James V. Shuls, Ph.D. on Oct 10, 2016

Vicarious embarrassment—it’s the feeling you get when you watch someone else in an awkward situation. It’s the best description of how I feel when I hear my colleagues at the University of Missouri-St. Louis explain why faculty members should unionize. Squirming, stomach churning . . .

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By Michael Q. McShane on Sep 30, 2016

Like most observers of American society and politics, I am trying to make sense of our current political moment.

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By Patrick Tuohey on Sep 06, 2016

Recently, Kansas City, Missouri’s mayor, Sly James, wrote in The Hill that America needed a new agenda for cities. No argument here.

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By Andrew B. Wilson on Aug 31, 2016

Everyone knows the expression “stubborn as a mule.” More than a tired cliché, however, that is a doltish misperception, foisted upon us by the least adept of mule-handlers. In the words of a real expert, it is “a classic example of man ascribing stupidity to the beast instead of to himself.”

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By James V. Shuls, Ph.D. on Aug 17, 2016

I haven’t met anyone who doesn’t like recess. As a former elementary school teacher myself, I can tell you that recess is a special time.

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By Michael Highsmith on Aug 15, 2016

One of my favorite books as a child was If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.  “If you give a mouse a cookie,” the story begins, “he’s going to ask for a glass of milk.”  Before long the mouse receives a haircut, a nap complete with a bedtime story, and more.

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By Joseph Miller, Graham Renz on Aug 03, 2016

Mayor Slay and many—but not all—regional leaders are peddling a curious elixir: a $2 billion expansion of MetroLink. The expansion would create a new line running from north Saint Louis County, through downtown, to South County. But what condition is this elixir supposed to treat?

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By Patrick Ishmael on Jul 20, 2016

Imagine you got a nasty cut that needed stitches while you were vacationing in Florida this summer. Apart from putting a damper on your trip, would you be concerned that you wouldn't be able to see a Missouri-licensed doctor? Probably not.

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