For the cynical Republicans in Congress, it’s all about dismantling the Affordable Care Act and undermining President Barack Obama’s most significant domestic achievement.
Missouri state legislators are pushing for a mandatory civics exam for all Missouri high school students. Ignorance of civies indicates a deficiency in education and threatens informed participation in representative government.
Some people want to do something about Missouri’s weakest-in-the-nation ethics laws, but not many.
Is there any length to which certain players, coaches, and administrators won’t go to gain an unfair advantage?
Today, the GOP is stuffed to the gills with varying ideas and varying kinds of talent. Republicans have a chance to let a crowded field winnow itself down to a few clear and coherent choices.
Today, student loans are nearly impossible to discharge in a bankruptcy proceeding, but many students have such high loan amounts they believe they will have problems paying off those loans.
If opponents of gay marriage stopped and listened to themselves — really listened — the moral decency that they cite as their motive would compel them to stop.
That Monday's drone crash was a mishap, and not an attack, was a blessing. But it was not a sign of competent policy.
After repeated environmental offenses in Missouri, Tyson still gets off relatively easy after killing more than 100,000 fish
Nixon has proposed "record funding for K-12 education," with a $129 million increase to the funding formula. That claim is deceptive because all but $50 million of the increase hinges on the legislature expanding Medicaid eligibility limits.
In voting for our political leaders, we can select candidates who show us they understand the implications of this widening wealth gap and are prepared to do something about it.
The minimum wage is a poverty wage. While 20 states have raised their minimum wages this month, those increases will not be enough to reach realistic living wages.
Just as many who did not use alcohol saw the shortcomings of alcohol prohibition, many who will never use marijuana can see that our present policy is foolish, counterproductive and doomed to fail.
Missouri finds itself near the bottom of rankings by states in numerous measures: funding for education, highways and mass transit, social services and medical assistance. Only corporate welfare seems to thrive.
Is a lifetime of eating organic food, getting plenty of exercise and doing every other good thing you’re supposed to not enough to protect you?
Missouri's General Assembly should act sooner rather than later when it comes to preparing for the incoming "silver tsunami" of Medicare beneficiaries.
Fewer limits on Kansas City's taxicab industry could help it compete with encroaching ridesharing companies like Uber.
"Rising tide of cynicism" regarding Missouri government may be deserved.
A comparison to alcohol is not a compelling reason to legalize another mood-altering substance, which experience has shown creates problems and is difficult, if not impossible, to repeal.
Lisha Gayle, a former St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter, was robbed and murdered in 1998, and her killer is currently on Missouri's death row.