Opinion: Military needs sex offender registry
The U.S. military, although often unnecessarily secretive and slow to act, has unsurpassed organization skills. Given some congressional prodding and funding, a complete and accessible registry of its sex offenders is not an insurmountable problem.Read More
Where did the phrase "talking turkey" come from?
There are few things that politicians do better than "talk turkey." They might not be known for being able to accomplish much, at least in the last few years, but when it comes to conversing with one another, they are pros at getting down to business.Read More
The ubiquity of guns has become a basic fact of American life
Gun sales around St. Louis went way up after the riots in Ferguson this summer. That is a part of the Ferguson story that has been taken for granted – ignored because it is such a basic fact of American life: the pervasiveness of guns.Read More
Americans gobble up almost 100 million turkeys
According to an analysis of the 2012 Census of Agriculture, 45.3 million turkeys were sold in the 26 states that voted for President Barack Obama in the 2012 general election, while 50.4 million were sold in the 24 states that voted for Republican challenger Mitt Romney that year.Read More
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