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When it comes to state pensions in Missouri and bad news, the hits just keep on coming.

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By Michael Q. McShane on Jun 13, 2016

By disposition, I am an optimist. For a person of my particular predilections it is, to echo Dickens, the best of times and the worst of times.

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By Crosby Kemper III, Rex Sinquefield on Jun 13, 2016

Churchill called courage the “first” of the virtues.  In the garden of good and evil, it is the one virtue that allows all of the others to flourish—from humility to wisdom and from charity to a genuine respect for the rights of others.

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By Michael Q. McShane on Jun 13, 2016

By disposition, I am an optimist. For a person of my particular predilections it is, to echo Dickens, the best of times and the worst of times.

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By Andrew B. Wilson on May 27, 2016

With strict new rules mandating overtime pay for aspiring professionals and others in mid-level managerial positions, the Obama administration is asking employers to hang out a sign that says, in effect: “We don’t want any go-getters around here.

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By Andrew B. Wilson on May 23, 2016

In the 2016 session of the Missouri Legislature, our lawmakers expended millions of words on dozens of issues – everything from guns to fantasy sports, from medical marijuana to opioid abuse, from limits on lobbyists’ gifts to lawmakers . . .

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

If you head West on I-70, past the inner-ring suburbs of St. Louis and over the Missouri river, you’ll happen upon the hamlet of Lake St. Louis and the body of water that is its namesake.  Built as a resort community in the 1960s, its population has boomed in recent years as St.

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By Patrick Tuohey on May 10, 2016

For the time being, it seems that plans to tear down Kansas City International Airport (MCI) and build a $1.2 billion new terminal have been shelved. Public polling indicated that about 60% of city voters, whose approval was required for a bond issuance, remained opposed.

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By Michael Q. McShane on Apr 14, 2016

What if I told you that you could have access to nearly unlimited resources, the counsel of top experts, and a direct path to implementing your plans. Could you create a top-notch urban school district?

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By James V. Shuls, Ph.D. on Apr 06, 2016

In my youth, I made some irresponsible financial decisions. The first thing I purchased on a credit card was a tennis racket; I don’t even play tennis. Then, of course, there was the college spring break trip to Panama City that was put on the credit card.