John McCain has been on a mission all his life
Doug Wilson

John McCain has been on a mission all his life

U.S. Sen. John McCain's diagnosis of brain cancer will change the Senate. The 80-year-old McCain is a one-of-a-kind politician who defies simple labels. A Republican, with 34 years in Congress, including 30 in the Senate, he has withstood challenges from

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A few bright spots in gloomy political landscape
Doug Wilson

A few bright spots in gloomy political landscape

There's more than enough negative political news to go around. Let's change that trend with a few positive developments. Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens announced last week that he was ordering a state agency to cut some red tape.

Stray, feral cat problem reviewed by Quincy City Council
Doug Wilson

Stray, feral cat problem reviewed by Quincy City Council

Do trap-neuter-release programs help reduce the number of feral cats? That question will spark serious debate in coming weeks at the Quincy City Council and in other meetings. And lots of the debate will come down to whose studies people believe.

Health care bill stalls as lawmakers leap for cover
Doug Wilson

Health care bill stalls as lawmakers leap for cover

Legislators who try to win votes for big, controversial bills often say the task is like "herding cats." Christopher "Kit" Bond, a Missouri Republican said its more like trying to keep frogs in a wheelbarrow.