Make no mistake about it: Incidents like the one in Ferguson are the price America pays for having the Second Amendment in our Constitution and fostering a culture of guns throughout our nation. And that culture is growing.
President Barack Obama and many of his supporters have suggested $10.10 per hour as a fair working minimum wage. But caregivers need to be paid better if we want more than simply adequate care for our disabled and elderly.
If the state would toll Interstate 70, both passenger and commercial vehicles would pay to use the interstate based on their size and distance traveled.
Real sexual crimes should be prosecuted in real courts by law enforcement professionals. It's an imperfect system, but faculty tribunals are a joke.
Graduates of Drake University and University of Iowa law schools who intend to practice in Iowa would be granted a "diploma privilege," meaning they would be exempt from taking the exam.
Arkansas' capitol city was seen as a moderate Southern metropolis, and Gov. Orville Faubus was regarded as more progressive than the firebrand segregationists who dominated states such as Mississippi and Alabama.
The use of deadly force is complicated, and officers under stress often can't recount the exact details of a situation. Cameras are the best way to keep cops and the public safe.
The Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation hopes bill gains support and is not misinterpreted.
Missouri fails its children when it continues to provide millions in subsidies to unlicensed day care providers without direct oversight or inspection.
Labor Day is a call to action to renew the working class.
More resources are needed to provide enough weekend meals for students who rely on free or reduced-price meals at school.
Keeping up with politics can be hard, and that's OK.
For sexual assaults on college campuses to be reduced, a cultural change is needed. Students should be willing to intervene in potentially threatening situations.
The Internet sensation has raised close to $80 million for Lou Gehrig's disease research.
The selling of real estate for overdue property taxes shows the unseen dark side of how we pay for services in the community. Every time voters approve a new or extended property tax, it impacts those already struggling to stay in their homes.
My brother could have helped win the war for education. As it was, he finished school about 40 years too late. He became a teacher when it became more important to parents to let their children have a good time in school rather than get a good education.
The phrase, "dog days of summer" dates to the Greeks and Romans.
Although the U.S. has acted appropriately in recent weeks, war-weary Americans deserve a firmer answer regarding the future of U.S. military involvement in Iraq.
Even though the officers of the Special Response Team of St. Joseph and Buchanan County decided the equipment was needed, many others in the community questioned that assessment, and well before the Ferguson police showdown with protesters.
Instead of just another TV show, there’s a whole new channel that’s all Sarah Palin, all the time. Don’t look for it in your TV listings. It’s on the Internet, and a yearly subscription costs $99.95.