“A healthy dietary pattern,” a draft from the Department of Health and Human Services says flat out, is “lower in red and processed meat” and “low in sugar-sweetened foods and drinks and refined grains.”
He believed in honesty, integrity and good government. He may not have looked like a giant, but he might have become one.
We're not sure why Missouri lawmakers would want to intrude upon one of the most successful operations in our state. In fact, the model used for the Missouri Department of Conservation is considered one of the best in the nation.
A fuel tax, unlike sales taxes, is a fair and economically sound way of funding roads.
What kind of country do we live in, where it’s legal for a man to bring a weapon to a noise complaint? Or a parking dispute?
So deep is American support for government to rein in spending that even boosters of the military, a traditionally strong area, do not come through unscathed.
Polls show that the American people — including a majority of Republican voters — overwhelmingly want the government to take climate action and promote clean energy.
There may not be enough state money to qualify for Missouri’s share of federal highway funds, which means the federal gasoline taxes Missourians pay at the pump will end up going to other states.
Gun advocates have identified a new scene where bans on firearms must be lifted: college campuses, but the idea has deadly potential.
This is the new media universe at work, and any candidate for president in 2016 who doesn't understand and utilize this universe will be at a huge disadvantage.
Punishing a respected department when state legislators don't get their way is mean and short-sighted.
Ideally, ban proponents would show real leadership through education and advocacy to make environmentally friendly bag use the cultural norm, instead of imposed by law.
Chancellor's public apology for trumped-up ratings in the School of Management was welcome but belated.
We need a system where everyone participates and everyone's voice is heard. We need to ensure that everyone knows who is trying to buy influence in our elections and government.
Buried in the White House budget is a $21.8 billion writedown on the government's student loan portfolio that no one seems to want to mention — perhaps because taxpayers can expect more red ink to come.
Gov. Jay Nixon has called the notion of siphoning off the Missouri River a "hare-brained idea" and stated plainly: "We can't let that happen."
Two members of Congress, a Republican and a Democrat, have introduced legislation that would channel resources — technology, personnel — to places where stronger response is needed.
The $534-billion base military budget — which doesn’t even include all that money Washington spends on the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria — is bigger, adjusting for inflation, than it’s ever been.
New rules would give the FCC the strong authority it needs to prevent Internet service providers from blocking or interfering with online content.
President Obama said, at an inter-faith event, that we shouldn’t hold all Muslims responsible for the acts of a relative few. Christianity also has a skeleton or two in its historical closet.