Editorials

With Labor Day behind us, it’s not too early to handicap the biggest political fights to come after November, depending on how the presidential election turns out. In a normal election year, these are often clear-cut, with party lines sharply drawn and partisans ready to play familiar roles....
Donald Trump’s pettiness and bombast about Mexican immigrants obscures an important point: Mexico is a key ally and a valued trading partner. That was underscored in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, last week, even as Trump’s whipsawed policies were grabbing headlines. On Tuesday, Gov. Scott Walker,...
The use of animals in scientific research is a hot-button issue that divides the medical community probably as much as it does the general public. We hate the idea but know that, in many circumstances, such research can save lives. Providing information to show that research animals are handled...
Demographics lends itself to two of Americans’ favorite pastimes — watching trends and arguing about politics. For decades, experts and everyday folks have debated the perils and promise of expanding or contracting the national population. But no clear consensus emerged, especially when it came to...
The Great EpiPen Pricing Scandal of 2016 will be good for the St. Louis economy. The new generic versions of the epinephrine injection devices will be made at Meridian Medical Technology facilities in Brentwood and Maryland Heights, just like brand-name EpiPens are. It’s bizarre that Mylan NV,...
We live in a mean season these days. All notions of civility seem to have flown out the window as Americans increasingly feel empowered to unleash their inner jerk. Which is why the Saturday front-page story by the Post-Dispatch’s Aisha Sultan was so refreshing. The story presented a scenario...
Teachers and administrators from our area’s community colleges and even California State University campuses have been telling the story for several years: For the first time in their experience, some of their students are homeless, and need to use school facilities to shower and change for class...
It has been a long, costly, frustrating road for the Cadiz Water Project, and now the trip has gotten even stranger. The project has already had to navigate burdensome, byzantine regulations at the state and federal levels, and a number of legal challenges. Now it can add a government-employee...
The Rio Olympics were filled with female role models, including an accomplished and diverse group of U.S. athletes. The U.S. won the most medals overall, with women taking slightly more medals than men. Some of the 2016 Summer Games’ biggest stories involved female athletes, including Simone...
The most significant question facing Republicans coming out of the presidential election is how much influence Donald Trump will have on their party’s national character. Winners or losers, some nominees haven’t remade the GOP in their image, or even made much of a dent. Others have defined the...

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