America's cities are becoming increasingly impoverished. Nearly one third of the residents of Detroit and Buffalo live beneath the poverty line. Those two cities have the highest percentage of people living in poverty but St. Louis isn't too far down the list at No. 6.
And despite the state of our cities, Democrats who year after year, decade after decade, offer the same old tried and failed "solutions" to poverty keep getting elected to big city halls. Detroit hasn't had a Republican mayor since 1961. Buffalo hasn't since 1954. And St. Louis hasn't had a Republican mayor since 1949. 1949!
As Beck puts it, "if the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result, the asylums in those cities must be as full as the soup kitchens."
Would it be too much to ask for "change" and new leadership in St. Louis (and the country's other big cities) sometime this century?