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Capitol Perspectives: The Decline of Parties

The year’s campaign season has provided a clear demonstration of the declining role of political parties.

11/02/2012

Mo Capitol

Capitol Perspectives: The Pain of Loss

I remember how some have been magnanimous in defeat, while others have been bitter.

10/29/2012

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Capitol Perspectives: Government Gag Orders

A statehouse colleague of mine recently wrote about being blocked from access to a tax expert in the state Revenue Department for a story she was pursuing.

09/28/2012

UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Capitol Perspectives: Overcoming Political Catastrophes

In the aftermath of the Todd Akin controversy, one of my reporters asked me if I could remember a Missouri politician who had recovered from a similar catastrophic setback.

09/21/2012

Closed door

Capitol Perspectives: A Sad Time in Missouri’s Legislature

This year’s veto session was a sad time for me. It always is in even-numbered years.

09/14/2012

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Capitol Perspectives: Campaign 2012, Advertising or Policy?

I have a confession… I am not looking forward to the fall campaign season.

08/28/2012

UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Akin Spokesperson Confirms Threats Against Congressman

“Akin has received threats of rape of his official staff, family and the Congressman himself along with suggestions that individuals should die.”

08/23/2012

Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Capitol Perspectives: Term Limits

If you had to pick one factor to explain the difficulties encountered during the 2012 session of Missouri’s legislature, it would have to be term limits.

05/11/2012

BUDGET

Capitol Perspectives: Budget War Stories

With the past week’s budget filibuster in Missouri’s Senate, I thought some of the war stories of past years would be of interest.

05/04/2012

Jim Mulvaney Photo

Capitol Perspectives: Jim Mulvaney

Jim Mulvaney was a state representative from St. Louis County who rose from a milkman to become one of the leading consumer protection advocates in Missouri.

04/09/2012

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