Even if the corporations were "persons" under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act — an idea that would surprise many who voted for it — the law refers to a "substantial burden" on the exercise of religion.
We need to learn to understand individuals and our context before we can know what we can expect from each other.
We tend to forget that this is a time to remember family and the bountiful harvests, a time to remember our troops under threat of war and to give thanks for the blessings of our being Americans.
A positive attitude empowers us to choose, to act and to serve. A negative attitude traps us in the victim role where we react to, and blame, others. The truth is no one can control your attitude unless you allow it.
With the appeals court ruling in Missouri, the issue of red-light and speed cameras is ripe for more debate in the Missouri legislature.
A flier by the Fellowship of Reconciliation protesting Noam Bedein's recent speech was doublespeak.
Once we get the health care problem resolved we can hopefully do something about minimum wage.
The fear-factor calculator was put out by doctors and pharmaceutical companies, among whose goals are to keep raking in more money for Big Pharma.
The Federal Communications Commission’s idea to let airlines decide the rules of the air for talking on cellphones is a nonstarter for a majority of Americans surveyed.
My tax dollars paid to prosecute this man who served nine years in jail for a crime he did not commit.
Missouri would be wise to look to Arkansas as a model for taking advantage of the federal government’s financial assistance with Medicaid while finding a results-based alternative.
Years ago, Macy’s started “Black Friday” sales as a kickoff to this Holy Month of Frenzied Commercialization. But it produced such a surge of profit that Walmart and other chains converted to the Church of Perpetual Selling.
President Obama and the Democrats and Congress could pay a heavy political price for problems with the rollout of the Affordable Care Act.
Missouri's questionable methods create more problems than the death penalty solves.
Abraham Lincoln was the first president who designated Thanksgiving as a national holiday. In 1941, Congress authorized to switch the date from the last Thursday in November to the fourth Thursday of the month.
Community Kitchen, Inc. partnered with Rural Development to address issues of hunger and food insecurity in Missouri.
The MU Strategic Operating Plan will redirect some funding to hiring "high-impact" faculty and developing "high-impact" programs, which will be measured using specific metrics.
The lessons of the Kennedy years, both the triumphs and the tragedies, have stuck with me, with a stubborn vividness, far more so than anything from the years of Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, all of whose presidencies I witnessed firsthand as a reporter.
A U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Oct.15 denied Missouri women equal protection. The case of Snider-Carpenter set a precedent that allowed a landlord to sexually assault his female tenants without violating the law or the woman's rights.
Gov. Nixon issued an executive order last week allowing Missouri same-sex couples who have legally married in other states to file joint tax returns.