Editorials

For years now, the perils of texting while walking have been alarmingly clear. Just check out all the videos of people falling into fountains, bumping into walls or getting clipped by turning cars while their eyes are riveted to the screen. Everyone is aware. Few change their behavior. OK, no...
The sudden prominence of the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment ought to be a gift to Democrats. With women making up a sizable majority of the Democratic base, with a Republican president who’s been accused by at least a dozen women of sexual misconduct and caught on tape admitting it, and...
“Net neutrality” is one of the phrases that makes the eyes glaze over. But for anyone who uses the internet for anything, from watching cat videos to deep-state surveillance, net neutrality could not be more important. And next month, it could be going away. The Federal Communications Commission...
Nov. 5 marked the end of daylight saving time, when clocks in most parts of the United States “fall back” an hour to return to standard time. Many Americans enjoy being able to get an extra hour of sleep on that Monday morning before returning to work — unless they have small children who still...
The career-wrecking avalanche of sexual harassment cases continues unabated. Ever since The New York Times reported the multiple abuse allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein, nearly three dozen prominent lawmakers, executives, news personalities and entertainers have been outed for...
Is it right that people in nursing homes and families with disabled children should pay more taxes so corporations and wealthy Americans can pay less? That could be the worst part of the tax cut bill passed in the U.S. House last week. Republicans, including all six from Missouri and John...
The basic cause of America’s student-loan crisis is no mystery: College tuition and fees continue to soar while the earnings of recent graduates remain flat. It shouldn’t be surprising that there’s also a straightforward way to lower the cost of a college degree: Reduce the amount of time it takes...
The St. Louis Police Department has agreed to abide by tighter procedures to protect journalists from arrest while performing their jobs at scenes of protests. The procedures are better than the subjective and haphazard approach that led to the arrest of a Post-Dispatch reporter, among others,...
Stories about powerful men engaging in sexual misconduct are becoming so common that, as with mass shootings, the country is in danger of growing inured to them. But unlike the tragic news about that latest deranged, murderous gunman, the massive outpouring of previously repressed tales of sexual...
Parents and students everywhere, especially faculty and staff at higher-education institutions around St. Louis, have reason to be very worried. GOP legislators on Capitol Hill, desperate to find financing for their proposed $1.5 trillion tax-cut plan, want to target certain college tuition...

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