With an election year on the horizon and looming high-profile legislation requiring action, the Missouri legislature needs to address ethics issues first.
The federal farm bill, now in congressional conference committee, could slap an unneeded, overly broad muzzle on the Environmental Protection Agency.
A new national program for the homeless is a step in the right direction, but it's not enough. The government must also raise minimum wage if it hopes to combat homelessness.
President Abraham Lincoln gave the address Nov. 19, 1863.
Attracting better-paying jobs, taking advantage of online resources and increasing progress by focusing on specific concerns are common sense.
Missouri’s teacher retirement system is rife with problems. The end result is escalating payments by the state or declining benefits for pensioners.
Dave Griggs, owner of Dave Griggs Flooring America in Columbia, urges public officials to remove regulations on small businesses.
Kansas and Missouri need a united front to resolve "border war" after Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon gave a speech at a Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce luncheon on the subject.
A reporter reflects on the Missourian's policy to publish life stories as a service to the community.
An excess of regulations is overwhelming small businesses across the country. With bipartisan support, our politicians could help cut much of the red tape.
In Missouri, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people can be fired from their jobs, evicted from their homes, and denied access to public accommodations and services.
Administration costs of Medicaid are about 3 percent, but with private health carriers it is about 30 percent. That is 27 percent less money to pay doctors.
Logan's apparent naivete is far from the most objectionable thing about CBS' ill-fated attempt to pander to the far-right's odd obsession with the Benghazi tragedy.
Polls show Americans becoming more accepting of same-sex couples. Missouri seems to be an outlier.
Our founding documents are worthless if principles of truth are not operating in our government.
The state and local decriminalization of marijuana does not nullify nor attempt to nullify federal law and none threaten legal action, civil or criminal, for enforcing federal law.
We veterans had to fight the university to get our paperwork processed. The Veterans Administration skipped checks.
Traveling to Arkansas was a wonderful visit to times and places that have been locked in my memories for many years. It was good to remember and to reflect on the years gone by.
There is human life in a tube of blood and in the sperm and egg cells prior to fertilization. The question is when does a particular human life begin?
Consumers are understandably suspicious when food producers and agribusinesses like locally based Monsanto wage a $21.95 million campaign in Washington state to defeat a GMO-labeling ballot measure.