The power of our women legislators

By Phill Brooks
    This year was the second time I've seen the power women legislators can have when they are united. The latest was success of a bi-partisan group of Missouri women senators to force a compromise on an effort to impose strict limits on Medicaid coverage for birth control options.

It’s time we all started being more bear aware

    Now that Missouri has enough black bears that the Missouri Department of Conservation has decided to allow residents to hunt them, it’s time that all of us become more bear aware and do our part to keep bears that are just “being bears” from becoming “problem bears.”

SCOTUS sides with amendment freedoms

By Freedom Forum staff, with Gene Policinski, Freedom Forum senior fellow for the First Amendment, and Tony Mauro, special correspondent for the Freedom Forum
    Significant First Amendment cases involving religion, student speech, assembly and press rights were at the top of U.S. Supreme Court decisions in the just-finished 2020-21 term.

Medicaid's financial history

By Phill Brooks
    There is a fascinating history to Missouri's recent special session to fix the legislature's failure to continue one of the state's most important financial mechanisms that assures adequate funding for Medicaid health coverage.