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Stacy Washington, St. Louis Post Dispatch Opinion Columnist

Right to work will improve economic conditions for Missourians statewide

One of the first campaign promises that Gov. Eric Greitens will seek to fulfill is the passage of right-to-work legislation. Union members are frightened by the prospect. During his tenure, Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon consistently opposed such legislation, partnering with Republican legislators from heavily unionized districts to prevent a veto override. Greitens, the newly inaugurated […]
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Thomas Sowell

Farewell Thomas Sowell, the Good Economist

It was December 2012 after Christmas and I was writing a 2,400-word article about Republican Party messaging to minority voters: In my free time I was reading a book by Dr. Thomas Sowell: Basic Economics. Both the article and the book were a heavy lift. By that time I had already made it a habit […]
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Safe Legal and Rare - Bill Clinton

Safe, legal and rare in name only

Jan. 22 will mark the 44th anniversary of the passage of Roe v. Wade. It is anticipated that a newly inaugurated President Donald Trump will reauthorize the policy banning USAID dollars from going to foreign countries that permit abortion as a part of family planning services as Republican presidents have done on the anniversary of […]
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The NAACP is on the wrong side of history on ...

Fifty-three years ago, 6-year-old Ruby Bridges walked into William Franz School under armed guard by federal marshals and desegregated it. At that time, Bridges had the support of the National Association of Colored People and the U.S. Supreme Court. Her bravery led to widespread acceptance of blacks into whites-only public educational facilities. Yet decades later, […]
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What’s New Around Here? Me.

The past week has been full of new starts, fresh beginnings. The St. Louis paper of record has tapped me to join their Op Ed team to offer a conservative perspective. This is exciting because I have been quite critical of the Post Dispatch and their Editorial Board for the lack of diversity of thought […]
Politics

The Ferguson Race Shell Game Continues

In the once sleepy bedroom community of Ferguson, Missouri, the protests rage on daily. Not one day of rest or respite from the bongo’s banging, incessant chanting, or incoherent screaming for the beleaguered residents. Most recently two officers were shot as a night of protesting wrapped up, raising the tension level and stakes for officers […]