Category: Opinion

RELEASE: SBA Administrator McMahon Echoes President’s Tax Reform Message in Missouri

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — SBA Administrator Linda McMahon released the following statement regarding President Trump’s speech in St. Charles, Missouri this afternoon. The President, Administrator McMahon, Secretary Mnuchin, Members of Congress and other federal officials were in St. Charles today, where the President spoke on the tax-reform effort currently underway in Washington. “In my role as SBA Administrator, I’ve been traveling across the nation meeting with small businesses owners, so that I can […]

St. Louis ranks high on WalletHub’s 2017’s Most Sinful Cities list

Another year, another shameful national list that the city of St. Louis rests on top of. According to WalletHub’s 2017’s Most Sinful Cities list, St. Louis ranks fourth in the United States. WalletHub’s data analysts compared more than 180 U.S. cities across 32 key ‘indicators of evil deeds.’ Some of these dimensions include anger & hatred, jealousy, excesses & vices, greed, lust, vanity and laziness. Wallethub graded St. Louis with a 52.46 vice index, with […]

RELEASE: Greitens violated law by ousting state school board member

 Governor can’t remove board members without written notice, hearing on charges JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Professional politician and part-time governor Eric Greitens violated state law in September when he removed State Board of Education Member Melissa Gelner from office after she refused to support his shadowy plot to oust Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven. According to news reports, a second state board member expects Greitens to unilaterally remove him from […]

This Week in Missouri Politics: Aggressive – not dirty – politics from both sides in the 8th

This week’s special election in Jackson County has been the focus of state politics for the last several weeks and didn’t disappoint. It ended up with Republican Mike Cierpiot winning with a little over 50 percent, Republican-turned-Democratic dupe Jacob Turk with 7 percent, and Democrat Hillary Shields at 43 percent. In all honesty, this district with two good candidates running strong races is probably a 55 or 56 percent Republican district, so this outcome is […]

Guest Column: Boosting The Image Of Police, One Department At A Time

I recently had the privilege of a ride-along with my city’s Police Chief – Kevin Scott. It was a great experience to learn about the department and the direction of our community. I want to share what I learned about the police department because I think it’s pretty special, and to critics of police policies and tactics it offers hope for the future. I did not have police officers in my family, and have only […]

Guest Column: Combined strengths of merged Bayer, Monsanto will help world meet formidable challenge – feeding 10 Billion people

By Former State Rep. Casey Guernsey Our world faces many daunting challenges in the decades ahead, with perhaps the most basic being how to feed a growing population even as our living space consumes more and more of the land where our food is produced. We must increase agricultural productivity by 60 percent to feed the approximately 10 billion people expected to inhabit the Earth by 2050 (up from 7 billion right now) – even as […]

Missouri voters support legislation to stop criminal alien sanctuary policies, new state poll finds

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A new statewide poll of likely Missouri voters finds overwhelming support for passage of the No Sanctuary for Criminals (H.R. 3003) Act by the Senate. Moreover, Missouri voters also indicate that their senator’s position on H.R. 3003 would likely affect their vote, which could be an important factor in upcoming mid-term elections.  The bill, already passed by the House of Representatives, would hold state and local governments responsible for so-called […]

Dear Mr. Danforth, your self-righteous turkey call politics are their own brand of divisive

Well, it’s been about 24 months, and that means the Cardinals are due for a new closer and, of course, John Danforth is due for a sanctimonious diatribe on the Republican Party. It’s been about that long since Danforth teamed up with Tony Messenger at the Post-Dispatch to launch an unfair, vicious, and holier-than-thou personal slander of John Hancock. Right on schedule, this week, he partnered with another conservative bastion, The Washington Post, to attack […]

Guest Column: A letter of support for Congresswoman Ann Wagner

On Friday, I read a profile of Democrat Mark Osmack on the Clayton Times website. Some of his comments struck me as misleading and others were downright lies. I have known Congresswoman Wagner for years now and, contrary to what Mr. Osmack says, Ann gladly spends time in Jefferson County. In fact, my family has known the Wagners (nee Trousdale) since Ann grew up in South County, went to high school at Cor Jesu, which […]

EDITORIAL: Playing politics with pension funds is always a bad idea

With reports filling the news of the financial problems of our neighbor to the east, no not the one just east of Skinker, our other neighbor to the east with financial problems across the river in Illinois, a great deal of which caused by decades of playing politics with pension funds. You would think the last thing St. Louis County would want to do is play politics with their pension funds – well you would […]