Editorial: Congress must ban stock trading by lawmakers

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Editor’s note: Guest editorials may not necessarily reflect the opinion of the newspaper. The following is from St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Under the heading of “How is this not already illegal?” comes the latest effort in Congress to prohibit sitting lawmakers from trading stocks. In an era of rock-bottom public trust in the institutions of government, ending this inherently shady-looking scenario shouldn’t garner a single “no” vote.

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