Russia should not only be barred from the G8, but the Western nations should also begin closing it off from the world banking system.
The Obama administration recently approved three new hydraulic-fracturing projects off the Santa Barbara coast.
Nigeria must work with surrounding countries to mount a national security effort.
President Obama's "My Brother's Keeper" initiative is necessary for America to progress morally and economically. Too many young men of color have been diverted off the path of productivity, and that should not be the norm.
An assessment by the U.S. Department of State has found that the Keystone XL pipeline is unlikely to increase carbon emissions. It adds that other means of moving the oil to refineries are likely to result in greater emissions.
The current session of the General Assembly is rife with legislation that would be harmful to the Missouri Conservation Commission and the work it does in partnership with the conservation department's professional staff.
The legislation, presented as a way to reform the current payday loan laws and protect the consumer, would give the payday loan industry free rein to rake in outrageous profits.
Reducing the influence of money on legislative bodies is one idea in a package of bills proposed by Sen. John Lamping and endorsed by others.
Missouri lawmakers need to keep current term limits in place.
The super rich have thought up new ways to help themselves grab more money and power at society's expense.
Health insurance providers in Missouri have been ducking their obligations to pay for new forms of cancer treatment, those that involve pills and liquid ingestion instead of intravenous drugs.
Slapping new federal restrictions on burning wood is counter-productive; it invites backlash and nullification attempts that incite added confrontation and confusion between state and federal authority.
Henry Ford cut down on employee turnover in 1914 by doubling employee pay to $5 a day. Walmart cut its turnover rate down from 70 percent in 1999, but still has room for improvement compared to companies like Costco.
If Attorney General Chris Koster is concerned about an inmate’s defense team prolonging the process, he can petition the U.S. Supreme Court to refuse to accept further motions.
GM CEO Mary Barra will rake in 329 times what the average auto industry worker takes home. Women comprise about 21 percent of auto workers. The first-year workers at GM among them will take home less in a year than Mary Barra makes in a day.
Student debt has grown at an unsustainable pace. Student loans have even been blamed for holding back the economic recovery.
Schaefer’s legislation would authorize the Missouri Department of Corrections to select the method of execution from among available options, including electrocution, hangings and firing squads.
A new study determined that in Missouri, after the background check law was repealed, gun deaths increased an average of 16 percent per year. That means 55 to 63 more murders take place in Missouri every year because of the state’s lax gun laws.
The clear message the Michigan governor was trying to convey, especially in an election year, was that Rick Snyder was on the job. When a crisis occurs that's exactly where the state's chief executive should be, as close to what's occurring as possible.
The Criminal Code revision that is currently being debated in the General Assembly modernizes antiquated statutes, harmonizes numerous duplicitous provisions and gives us an important new tool in the form of a fifth felony class.