Speaker Nancy Pelosi had to know that President Trump would never heed her advice that he postpone his State of the Union address because of security concerns due to the partial government shutdown.
The state has received strong opposition to a proposal to allow guns in the Capitol. There should be strong opposition. If there is anything the General Assembly should trash, it is guns in the Capitol.
Could collection of sales taxes on online sales in the state be earmarked for transportation needs? That will be a discussion topic in the new session of the General Assembly that opened Wednesday.
Stubbornness is nothing new in Congress but it may have a new high in the dispute over a Trump Wall at our southern border. Democrats and a few Republicans in Congress oppose funding the wall. President Donald Trump promised to build a wall if elected.
The federal Labor Department reported that public education employees are quitting education for different jobs. Teachers at community colleges and in K-12 public school districts are leaving education at the fastest rate on record, according to The Wall Street Journal.
One of the things that this columnist looks forward to at Christmas is books — new ones hot off the press. One of the gifts received was “Charles Krauthammer, The Point of It all.” Krauthammer was a gifted political columnist for nearly four decades. His column was a regular on this newspape…
It took a massive killing by a gunman in Las Vegas last year who used bump stocks in his arsenal of weapons in a shooting outburst at a country music concert to bring about a ban on the firearms attachment. The gunman killed 58 people.
If there is one thing that is overdue in the state of Missouri it is to correct a serious wrong — a free ride given to out-of-state retailers who do not have to collect sales taxes on online purchases.
If our federal government didn’t have enough on its controversy plate, with a president who cooks it almost daily, it now has the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) legal diet to consume.
Even before the new Highway 47 bridge over the Missouri River at Washington opened, for several years concern has been expressed due to the traffic congestion on the highway that connects Washington to Union and St. Clair. It also, as everyone around here knows, is a connection between Inter…
We hope the Trump, Pelosi and Schumer hate encounter in the Oval Office Tuesday was not a preview of what the next two years are going to be like in Swampville. But we fear what happened in that hate session is going to be the environment Americans are going to have to endure in the next two years.
Sen. Claire McCaskill, in an interview as she is getting ready to exit the U.S. Senate, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that she will not run for public office again. There had been speculation that she might seek the office of governor on the Democratic ticket.
The city of Washington’s consultant on the swimming pool will be seeking public input on the project in early 2019. The input will be helpful in the planning and design process.
There was a time not too long ago when investing in China seemed like the thing to do. The future looked bright to do business, even international business, from a base in China.
If you are an active political observer, 2019 should be your year to pay close attention. There are a host of would-be candidates in the wings waiting to make announcements about their presidential ambitions.