Parochialism wins again

St. Louis and Missouri leaders love to talk about regionalism, but metro-east residents were reminded again that’s all it is – talk.

Last week the St. Louis-Lambert International Airport Commission approved plans for an international cargo facility. It next goes to the city’s Board of Aldermen. Never mind that nearby MidAmerica Airport in Illinois has been working for years trying to develop international cargo. The two airports could be working together, but instead it’s a competition for business.

Parochialism trumps regionalism every time.