People are taking to the streets here in St. Louis to exercise their right to peacefully assemble and to demand accountability from institutions like police departments and government bodies. I support my neighbors in exercising these rights and I join with them in their calls for equity and…

Defund the police!  That’s a rally cry heard recently from social activists in many cities, St. Louis included. Defunding police departments would equate to eliminating them. Not only is that an impractical solution to real problems, it surely would result in some form of anarchy. A concerte…

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said, “We were wrong for not listening to black players’ complaints of racism.” In his so-called apology he never said the name Colin Kaepernick. Colin was the brave football player who took a knee during the playing of the national anthem. He explained to the …

People are taking to the streets here in St. Louis to exercise their right to peacefully assemble and to demand accountability from institutions like police departments and government bodies. I support my neighbors in exercising these rights and I join with them in their calls for equity and…

Defund the police!  That’s a rally cry heard recently from social activists in many cities, St. Louis included. Defunding police departments would equate to eliminating them. Not only is that an impractical solution to real problems, it surely would result in some form of anarchy. A concerte…

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said, “We were wrong for not listening to black players’ complaints of racism.” In his so-called apology he never said the name Colin Kaepernick. Colin was the brave football player who took a knee during the playing of the national anthem. He explained to the …

Thank you, St. Louis American, for publishing the excellent column by state Representatives Steven Roberts and Crystal Quade. I agree with them 100 percent that Missouri must make common sense reforms to policing, like banning chokeholds and improving training.

As my wife and I watch the 24/7 coverage of the legal righteous protests and illegal rioting and looting in cities, we are ashamed of the people smashing windows and stealing items from businesses. We are also ashamed of the large corporations that looted $500 billion of our stimulus tax dol…

The public execution of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers ripped away America’s veneer of equality and justice for all. In cities throughout America, citizens are peacefully protesting these injustices, while others are setting America ablaze with incendiaries and hate.

Faith teaches us that it is impossible to heal what is ignored. Missouri has witnessed powerful examples of healing through countless acts of unity, with citizens and law enforcement standing in solidarity, wanting change. But we have also observed instances of inexcusable violence and prope…

Hate is rising in the United States with a zeal, emboldened by the White House, among others. It is a stain on our humanity, and good people must gather together to resist and repel it.

In Minneapolis, an African American man, George Floyd, was killed by police, resulting in the firing of four officers. George Floyd’s death comes on the same day that a white woman in New York threatened an African-American birdwatcher by calling the police and invoking his race. The followi…

Trump is well-known for giving nicknames to anyone who dares to disagree with him, and it is always a cutdown. Growing up, my son loved watching wrestling on TV. One of his favorite wrestlers was The Undertaker and his phony manager Paul Bearer. Those two worked well together and controlled …