We can only know our interventions are working, or not working, through evaluation of data properly generated by the different agencies involved. The data must be shared with evidence-minded professionals intent on saving lives and stemming this heartbreaking public health crisis.
As organizations who feel privileged to call St. Louis and the state of Missouri home, we each commit to doing our part — including working with our local, state and federally elected officials — to ensure the stranglehold of violence in our cities and counties is eradicated.
It wouldn’t be a complete stretch to suggest that public companies should charter government agencies, rather than the other way around.
In impeachment inquiries, constitutionally authorized bodies are using constitutionally granted powers, however politically and potentially partisan their effort. By contrast, coup attempts occur when political actors take extra-constitutional actions — most often using guns — to oust a chief executive.
Our nation’s politicians can choose to make that possibility more or less likely with their rhetoric and policies in the years to come. Threatening the loss of tax exemption to hundreds of thousands of religious organizations, including many that serve the most vulnerable in our society, is not the way to go.