Lee Judge

Lee Judge

The Monday Poll results on a summer of violence

Americans are still trying to make sense of the killings last week of five police officers in Dallas and two police-related shootings of black men, one in Louisiana and the second in Minnesota. The Monday Poll received almost 600 responses to statements about the incidents. The most dismaying result: 69 percent were pessimistic or very pessimistic about the current state of the nation’s future.

Lee Judge

David Brooks: The Joe Biden formation story

Every presidential candidate needs a narrative to explain how his or her character was formed. They need a storyline that begins outside of politics with some experience or life-defining crucible moment that then defines the nature of their public service.

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Missouri-made Gracie Gold seeks reset after jarring 2016

After finishing fourth in the 2016 World Figure Skating Championships in Boston, Gracie Gold, the 2014 and 2016 U.S. champion and Olympic team medalist who grew up in Springfield, said she is excited to show the world she is ready for the 2017 U.S. nationals in Kansas City.
Video by Jill Toyoshiba, reported by Vahe Gregorian The Kansas City Star
Missouri-made Gracie Gold seeks reset after jarring 2016 1:20

Missouri-made Gracie Gold seeks reset after jarring 2016

A Valium joke by Sen. Pat Roberts leads to senators squabbling about 'tone' 1:48

A Valium joke by Sen. Pat Roberts leads to senators squabbling about 'tone'

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How long does it take to scroll to the bottom of an Excel spreadsheet?

Seven months later, murder of Kansas dog breeder remains unsolved 0:44

Seven months later, murder of Kansas dog breeder remains unsolved