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By James V. Shuls, Ph.D. on Aug 24, 2017

Is Missouri's teacher pension system unfair? That's the question Show-Me Institute’s Distinguished Fellow of Education Policy, James Shuls, asks in his latest essay.

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By Graham Renz on Aug 23, 2017

Earlier this year, the Saint Louis Board of Aldermen narrowly approved the issuance of roughly $65 million in bonds

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By Patrick Ishmael on Aug 22, 2017

On Monday, much of Missouri experienced a complete solar eclipse, the last of its kind in the state until 2024, when Cape Girardeau will be ground zero for science geeks.

By Graham Renz on Aug 21, 2017

The Chesterfield Hockey Association wants a new $22.6 million hockey facility. The only catch? Taxpayers would have to cough up $7 million through the extension of a special sales tax district in the Chesterfield Valley. Should taxpayers really be helping to fund a private ice rink?


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By James V. Shuls, Ph.D. on Aug 16, 2017

Today, I was greeted on Facebook with countless pictures of children smiling as they headed to their first day of the school year. My first thought was, “Uh-oh—my kids overslept!” Then I remembered they don’t start until tomorrow.

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By Patrick Tuohey on Aug 16, 2017

The editorial board of The Kansas City Star recently published a column wondering why more people do not attend events at 18th and Vine, or more specifically, why they did not go to Kansas City’s Jazz and He

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By Patrick Ishmael on Aug 16, 2017

Last Tuesday, Kansas Citians voted to effectively block future growth of the city's streetcar unless and until city leaders can make the case to the entire city that expansion is needed.

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By Michael Q. McShane on Aug 15, 2017

Are Missouri students learning more or less? Are schools improving? Are teachers adapting to the state’s new standards?

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By Joseph Haslag, Graham Renz on Aug 14, 2017

Missouri’s economy has been in the slow lane for decades. Unfortunately, unless things change, Missourians will likely be left behind by their peers in states with relatively booming economies.