Political Editorials


Lyle Rowland
Greetings from your state Capitol. The new year seemed to arrive quicker than those of past years. Maybe that’s due to the fact that this is my final session – or it may be due to my being another year older (as of Jan. 2). The second session of the 99th General Assembly started on Jan. 3 with...

Missouri Press Association
This report is written by Missouri School of Journalism students and staff for publication by MPA member newspapers in print and online.   Greitens delivers State of the State address Gov. Eric Greitens took a reflective tone Wednesday night during his State of the State address, lauding his first-...
Rural Missourians need action from the Missouri legislature on a number of issues this session, but two issues stand out as being critical to our long-term success.Road and bridge funding is rural Missouri’s top priority. Missouri Farm Bureau members have long supported increasing funding for...
Last week, instead of letting the status quo in the swamp continue – taxing folks until the cows come home – I joined President Trump at the White House to mark the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. It’s very simple; this new law will allow you to keep more of what you earn by sending less of...
The era of strategic patience and capitulation symptomatic of the Obama administration and its approach to North Korea finally ended last week. President Trump has now formally declared and labeled North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism. What does that mean? It’s simple: President Trump is...

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill
I’ve done a lot of town halls around Missouri—nearly 50 of them just this year—many in rural areas that remind me of where I grew up, in Houston and Lebanon. These are communities of working families, some of whom are living paycheck to paycheck, trying to earn enough money to pay their bills,...

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