Schweich’s death casts harsh light on bullying within Missouri GOP

Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich’s suicide last Thursday has prompted an outpouring of grief and remorse. But if the Missouri Republican Party sincerely wants to honor Schweich’s memory, beginning with his funeral on Tuesday, it will take a hard look at the way it conducts its business.

Schweich’s death casts harsh light on bullying within Missouri GOP

Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich’s suicide last Thursday has prompted an outpouring of grief and remorse. But if the Missouri Republican Party sincerely wants to honor Schweich’s memory, beginning with his funeral on Tuesday, it will take a hard look at the way it conducts its business.

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Candidate’s suicide holds up an unflattering mirror to our politics

The suicide death of Missouri auditor and gubernatorial candidate Tom Schweich shines a light on an ugly reality. A candidate could be undercut in some circles by the insinuation that he is not a Christian. In 2015, sad to say, there are still people in my home state and 49 other states who would not vote for a candidate because he or she is Jewish.

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William Castrop of Raytown, a retired Goodyear Tire engineer and former chief operating officer with McCord Tire and Manufacturing Co., writes: Carbon black, chloride chlorine, hydrochloride, phosphorus, benzene styrene and cesium all are listed in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Material Safety Data Sheets as toxic chemicals.

Candidate’s suicide holds up an unflattering mirror to our politics

The suicide death of Missouri auditor and gubernatorial candidate Tom Schweich shines a light on an ugly reality. A candidate could be undercut in some circles by the insinuation that he is not a Christian. In 2015, sad to say, there are still people in my home state and 49 other states who would not vote for a candidate because he or she is Jewish.

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