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Missouri Nondiscrimination Act is introduced in the House & Senate for the 19th year in a row

For the 19th year in a row the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act (MONA) has been filed in the Missouri House and Senate. This legislation was first introduced by Steve McLuckie in 1998. MONA would add sexual orientation and gender identity to … Continue reading

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Trump’s Radical Anti-Americanism

“Dissent is not courageous or exceptional. It is normal—it’s Madisonian, it’s Hamiltonian. It’s what we’re supposed to do.” – from Adam Gopnik’s brilliant lead Talk Of The Town piece in this week’s The New Yorker Magazine …what perhaps no one … Continue reading

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Lawmakers put prevailing wage in crosshairs; laborers object

Missouri’s prevailing wage law may not prevail much longer. The Republican-dominated Legislature has set its sights on repealing or revising the state law. Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens called for the law’s repeal in his State of the State speech because … Continue reading

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Missouri Republicans’ push to limit lawsuits could have unexpected beneficiaries: themselves

Missouri state Sen. Gary Romine, sponsor of a bill that seeks to make it harder to sue businesses for racial discrimination, says the measure will improve “Missouri’s legal climate.” It also could improve Romine’s personal legal climate, making it less … Continue reading

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The Future of Missouri Medicaid

Among President Trump’s first official acts after taking oath of office was signing an executive order regarding the Affordable Care Act, signaling that the fight over the health care law had begun in earnest. As our elected federal officials take … Continue reading

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Ignorance Is Strength

What we’ve seen instead over the past three weeks is an awesome display of raw ignorance on every front. Worse, there’s no hint that either the White House or its allies in Congress see this as a problem. They appear … Continue reading

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Not just ‘bad hombres’: Trump is targeting up to 8 million people for deportation

When President Trump ordered a vast overhaul of immigration law enforcement during his first week in office, he stripped away most restrictions on who should be deported, opening the door for roundups and detentions on a scale not seen in … Continue reading

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Sign on to demand a Town Hall with 4th Congressional Representative Vicki Hartlzer!

Sign the online Petition Form To Representative Vicky Hartzler: We demand an open Public Forum with YOU. After reading Rep. Hartzler’s February 6, 2017 report to President Trump, we realize that Rep. Hartzler is not hearing what we’ve been saying … Continue reading

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It turns out Donald Trump’s ‘forgotten men and women’ aren’t who you thought

During the campaign, Donald Trump liked to brag that, unlike his rivals, he wasn’t in Wall Street’s pocket. And you can tell that by the fact that he’s stocked his cabinet with Goldman Sachs alums, has signaled that he wants … Continue reading

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New C.I.A. Deputy Director, Gina Haspel, Had Leading Role in Torture

As a clandestine officer at the Central Intelligence Agency in 2002, Gina Haspel oversaw the torture of two terrorism suspects and later took part in an order to destroy videotapes documenting their brutal interrogations at a secret prison in Thailand. … Continue reading

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