by Phill Brooks
John Danforth’s eulogy for Missouri’s late auditor Tom Schweich reminded me of the inspiration I gained from Danforth as a young reporter covering him as state attorney general.
Danforth once was called the father of the modern Missouri Republican Party. He later became a leading critic of the current political process.
As an Episcopalian minister, ethics is at the core of John Danforth. I learned that from