Tag: guest column

GUEST COLUMN: Governor Greitens Strikes Again: Now He’s after the Education Commissioner

Earlier this year Governor Greitens unfairly painted a picture of our part-time state legislators as “being on vacation” after the 2017 legislative session ended. Now he absurdly blames “bureaucrats” for falling English and Math score in Missouri schools. And his scapegoat is Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven. After stacking the MO Board of Ed with unconfirmed nominees, last week he tried and failed to force them to fire her. And he is apparently going to have […]

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 […]