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.
The merger between the Missouri Highway Patrol and Water Patrol has negatively affected training and documentation.
People are tired of getting burned, and they don’t trust what public officials are telling us anymore. Who can blame them?
Republicans will allow smoking in offices as long as the window is open and after business hours. Democrats say they will ban their members from smoking, although we have heard they have been known to break those rules.
Placing limitations on the organization of labor unions will hurt the conduct of business and limit the number of qualified workers in Missouri.
Tolls could make good sense on this limited amount of roadway and, perhaps in the future, on a few other interstates.
The national movement would turn low-wage jobs into “living wage” jobs that pay enough to lift workers out of poverty.
For the GOP, the presidential choices so far could resemble a well-stocked smorgasbord, from moderate to far right to Libertarian.
A federal judge kicked off the new year by blocking enforcement of a ban that took effect two years ago on animal cruelty grounds. Will the case reach the Supreme Court?
A Senate bill would increase last year's tax cut to $1 billion or more, but there seems less appetite in the General Assembly to keep hurting the state.
A 2008 ballot measure to improve conditions for laying hens finally went into effect in California, giving birds room to lie down and turn around.
Adopting a stray pet is not a bad idea. But people might adopt a pet, claim the tax credit and then dump the pet by the side of the road — all for the $300 tax credit.