The single-payer health care system under Obama's plan will abolish individual rights to quality care and kill the market incentive to innovate, while it will not improve the cost efficiency better than a free market system.
One issue on Missouri's ballot — Proposition B — will ask voters to decide whether the state should create a "Quality Home Care Council" to organize workers hired to provide personal care services. Voters should reject this proposition as "too good to be true."
Our new president will have very little immediate effect on the problems at hand, but it is important to keep our executive and legislative branches bipartisan.
The most recent statistics suggest the number of Americans with passports is much higher than assumed. For the average American, traveling abroad is not nearly so feasible, economically or logically.
Americans haven't gotten over the civil rights era enough to vote for a black presidential candidate.
Martti Ahtisaari won for his work as an international negotiator, particularly his most recent work bringing a peace settlement between the Indonesian government and the Free Aceh Movement. Meanwhile, questions remain regarding the durability of the agreement made last week between the U.S. and North Korea.
My guy is a deeply religious Christian with one wife, one house and one car. He has been consistent throughout his public career in his commitment to social justice and his opposition to the wrong war. His opponent is, by his own account, a reformed playboy who dumped his faithful wife for a beer heiress.
Karen Tumulty wrote for Time.com that McCain volunteers were being encouraged to use negative campaign talking points: that Obama is somehow connected with Bin Laden, that Obama "won't salute the American flag" and that Obama was not born in America. These are not policy attacks, they are personal.
If approved, the proposition would require Missouri's investor-owned utility companies to purchase or generate 15 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2021.
Although the Missourian Watchword live debate blog was clunky to use, it provided readers with real-time fact checks, comparing candidates' words with the truth. Now that we've held candidates accountable for the truth, we're launching a "stand-down for accuracy" to keep the Missourian accountable too.
Garbage leftover from home football games will take its toll on the earth.
Food was thrown at them, nasty names and obscenities were yelled and after the game they were physically threatened by a group of MU fans wielding a baseball bat.
Increasing forclosures and falling rent prices offer a silver lining for buyers in the midst of our economic crisis.
Hugo Chavez and Vladimir Putin each face slipping economies and waning support, and rely on nationalism as a distraction.
The catalyst for the economic crisis, the housing market crash, should have been easy to forecast.
Sen. Chuck Graham violated voters' trust with prior arrests.
Football visitors remark on kindness of Missouri fans during Saturday's game.
The Missourian's article on Tucker Prairie is a melancholy reminder of troubling changes to Missouri life and land.
Under the circumstances, I really don't care to hear any more debates. According to the financial experts, no one knows how long this crisis will last, so there are no answers to the important questions being asked. So, we will all just have to tough it out as best we can.
The U.S. economic crisis has brought even more attention to the presidential election.