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As Yogi Berra, baseball’s preeminent wit and philosopher, would say, “It’s déjà vu all over again.” Fifteen years ago, I wrote in this space about an attempt … more
In the wake of the leaked draft opinion by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito overturning Roe v. Wade and holding that there is no constitutional right to an abortion, there’s been a tidal wave … more
After the school shooting in Texas, I realized that I was about the only columnist in America that didn’t talk to my kids about within 24 hours of event. Sure, I’ll cop to being a … more
Sunday was 529 Day, a day meant to highlight the opportunities available in state 529 plans. MOST 529 is Missouri’s 529 education plan. Named after Section 529 in the IRS tax code … more
Recently, a couple of reporters at The New York Times published an intriguing story about conversations between House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy and other members of his leadership team. It … more
Throughout its history, the United States has been blessed with men and women who have been willing to make incredible sacrifices in defense of the American dream. This land of the free has been … more
Our federal and state governments are not broken. We must keep in mind all the good that is done in spite of what appears to be ongoing discord.  With higher gas prices, rising food costs and … more
Having just watched a Supreme Court nominee supported by a comfortable majority of Americans draw just three Republican votes in the Senate, you could be forgiven for thinking bipartisanship in … more
An interesting thing happened after Russia invaded Ukraine. Though U.S. standing in the world had taken a knock after the much-needed but chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan, there was no question … more
(Editor’s note: As a public service, Lee H. Hamilton writes regularly about the U.S. Congress and what individuals can do to make our representative democracy work better. His columns are part … more
If you get depressed easily, you may wish to skip this article. Our country has suffered inflationary bouts to various degrees throughout our history, with perhaps the most severe having occurred … more
Over 6 million Americans suffering from Alzheimer’s just received a gut-punch from the federal agency that oversees Medicare. So did their loved ones. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid … more
Scientists had an astoundingly productive 2021. The Food and Drug Administration fully approved more than 50 new drugs — one of the best years on record — and granted emergency use … more
A review of scientific research by leading academic experts in the field found that community spread was the primary driver of COVID-19 outbreaks in long term care facilities. The review examined … more
Donald Trump has either great fear, admiration, or both for Russian dictator Vladimir Putin. He just recently said how much he admired the plan Putin put in place which, in his mind, justified the … more
As the race to replace retiring Sen. Roy Blunt continues to heat up, it’s important to remind the public that disgraced former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has not been “completely … more
 I discuss the topic of leadership a lot in our home. It is not much of a surprise as my wife and I have multiple combat tours between us. Together, we have over 40 years of collective military … more
A few weeks ago, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman made a startling suggestion. He proposed a cross-party 2024 presidential ticket: Joe Biden and Liz Cheney, perhaps, or Kamala Harris and … more
It’s been about a year since Joe Biden took office as President, and though it’s still too early to draw firm conclusions about his performance, it’s not too early to discern some … more
Decades ago, it was easy to talk about “the promise of America,” as historians and boosters did regularly, and have most people understand what you meant. These days, I worry they’d … more
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