Andrew Del-Colle columns
Sen. Kit Bond's imprudent hold on GSA appointee Martha Johnson comes at a bad time and stems from his grievance over a Kansas City federal complex.
Even if the security flaws that gave Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab a chance to blow up a plane on Christmas Day are fixed, lapses in security will always exist.
The moniker “context-free” could easily be used to describe the entire past decade, or at least the way society is trending. Look no further than the ubiquitous end-of-the-year/decade lists and retrospects currently plaguing the Internet.
Take it from someone who once sold a $2.95 warranty on a $6.95 purchase — you don't need everything a salesperson may try to sell you.
The enormous space rock that plummeted through the atmosphere on Oct. 8 brought more than a smoky trail and a massive fireball. It brought perspective.
Vox magazine tried to look deeper into rumors about a lax attitude toward academics among some MU football players, but was met with a strong wall of public relations officials and faculty and tutors hamstrung by contractual restrictions. Efforts to get beyond those obstacles were only partially successful.
Charles Williams III will be sentenced Friday. The jury that convicted him of second-degree robbery suggested 12 years, but Judge Kevin Crane can and should send the teen to jail for a shorter period of time. When you remove emotion from the equation, it becomes clear that the suggested punishment doesn't fit Williams' crime.
An investigation done by a reporter for The New York Times shows that testing for E. coli can be lax — and little is being done about it.
A year of living in Columbia has made the inability of many residents to handle four-way stops evident. Very evident.
Birding is a great way to spend time with loved ones or to relax by yourself. With fall migration coming soon, there's no better time to give birding a try.
Legos are staying afloat because of a new, more profitable business model, but this comes at the expense of creativity.
Sedalia School District's choice to remove band shirts reflecting evolution distort logic and categorize scientific theory with religion.
Bolivia is in the process of building its first lithium plant, giving it the opportunity to dominate the lithium-battery market.
Scientists might be able to cool the planet through climate engineering, but are the risks worth the reward?
Considering all the infighting that goes on in Congress these days, people often liken our congresspersons to a bunch of bickering children. Sometimes, it's fun to imagine if they actually were.
The German board game Settlers of Catan succeeds where Monopoly fails at being the perfect board game.
The Roadless Area Conservation Rule needs to be fully reinstituted and regulated with a heavy hand. The Obama administration needs to reconsider the long-term damage the rainforest will incur if logging continues.
Journalists should start treating their product like a product, and not charging for it is simply bad business.
Although graveyards can aid in the grieving process, a much more peaceful and cathartic experience could be had by leaning against a couple of trees in honor of the deceased and be surrounded by life.
Iraq has declared "victory" and is celebrating "National Sovereignty Day" on June 30 in honor of the withdrawal of American troops. However, they might be celebrating a bit too soon.