Eli Yokley is editor in chief of PoliticMo, and also serves as a political contributor to The Joplin Globe and the St. Louis Business Journal. He can be reached at eli@politicmo.com.


After breaking a 37-hour filibuster led by Democratic senators, state Republicans are getting ready to pass a bill that would protect business owners from punishment if they choose to deny service to LGBT couples.


Spence Jackson, former spokesman for Missouri’s Republican auditor Tom Schweich, remained a loyal soldier weeks after his boss committed suicide in the wake a nasty campaign for governor. But last week, Jackson took his own life.


Tom Schweich accused fellow Missouri Republicans of starting a whisper campaign with anti-Semitic undertones. Just before he was scheduled to go public with his claims, he shot himself.