Monthly Archives: September 2013

The Tragedy of Grover Norquist

New commentary article in the Post-Dispatch… Sometime on Saturday, Grover Norquist, the founder of Americans for Tax Reform, will take the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference meeting here in St. Louis. He will very likely receive a standing … Continue reading

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When School Choice Meets Reality

More than twenty years ago, as a researcher for the Missouri House Republican Caucus and State Rep. Jim Talent, I prepared a study on how to wind down the St. Louis School Desegregation program. The one option the report didn’t … Continue reading

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A response to “Give Back? Yes, It’s Time For The 99% To Give Back To The 1%”

A recent Forbes commentary by Harry Binswanger suggests that instead of asking for more from the very wealthy, we should reward them by waiving their taxes, with a nod to Ayn Rand. But Harry… interesting choice of Goldman Sachs, but … Continue reading

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Fifteen Signs of Hope

Late last week the Missouri Legislature failed to overturn Governor Nixon’s veto of a controversial tax cut bill, with fifteen Republicans supporting the Governor’s veto. The fifteen were promptly dubbed “the Flimsy Fifteen”, and area conservative radio talk show host … Continue reading

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Global Warming and Rational Republicanism

The Republican Party seems to be slowly moving back to rational, pragmatic Republicanism. But until the Republican Party acknowledges that global warming is real and that there is a need for the federal government to help ensure clean air and … Continue reading

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