There is no reason the legislature should save the bulk of its workload to the last minute, but 60 percent of legislation recently passed in the House cleared in the final hours of the session.
Missouri's 2008 legislative session is mercifully behind us.
No matter the topic — an earthquake in China or the new Missouri Theatre — photos give a story the human element.
Several weeks ago, Bill Clark devoted one of his fine columns to his love of opera, both from Grand Ol’ Opry and from the Metropolitan Opera.
We are paying enormous amounts for the administration and marketing of our health care system, rather than for actual health care.
College graduates today are struggling with debt, and their struggles have ripple effects in the economy.
J. Karl Miller thinks recent vandalism points to the need for harsher punishments.
Severe weather conditions have caused people to prepare for the worst. Nolen is avoiding the bad weather by staying inside and catching up on reading.
Bush is fiddling like Nero did in Rome, while our country falls apart.
The slow-down has arrived. Over the past 10 days or so, the Missourian has published the numbers. Taxable sales in Columbia fell by $4 million last year, and they show no sign of turning around so far in 2008.
Missourian editor Tom Warhover encourages citizens to engage in debate about the state of the news media.
The Voter ID law is, in fact, “fear-mongering” by the conservative end of the political spectrum.
Places that are subsidized by taxpayer money, like the YouZeum, should be required to have lower fees to welcome more Columbians.
An Evangelical Manifesto urges evangelical Christians to focus on a biblical agenda, not partisan politics.
The interrogation techniques used on prisoners of war were authorized by the White House and should be considered war crimes.
References to Israel's 41-year occupation of Palestinian territories could be misleading, without some insight on the Israel-Palestine conflict.
The fact that these companies have gotten away for years with raising interest rates and treating their customers like criminals when they fall behind in their payments has given us a fair idea of whose side the government is on.
Gloom and doom economic forecasts overlook the fact that the economy corrects itself - without government interference, too.
Medvedev appointed former president Vladimir Putin as his prime minister, but Medvedev has a different ruling style than Putin did.