The Missouri Board of Education, Commissioner Chris Nicastro and others insist they are working to an inclusive public conversation. But the questionable bidding process and the behind-the-scenes maneuvers create an impression that public input is being sought only to justify a foregone conclusion.
Nelson Mandela's words inspired millions. The former South African president died Thursday at age 95.
Wearing seatbelts is the law and could save your live. Yet only 79.4 percent of Missourians actually use their seat belts.
Tim Wolfe, a former business man and the president of the University of Missouri System, is in the midst of the "Show Me Value Tour," a promotional tour to highlight the importance of higher education.
You can be a Scrooge when it comes to holiday shopping and still be generous.
No matter how you define state support for higher education — per capita, per income, as a percentage of state budget — Missouri ranks near the bottom in every category.
The first black president of South Africa will be remembered for his uncompromising efforts for peace and equality.
Missouri officials could learn from Pope Francis' views of a consumer-driven society in light of Boeing, IKEA decisions.
Congressional negotiators try to find common ground on a farm bill. The key discussion will be about feeding the poor.
It has become impossible to defend President Obama's promise that his health care scheme would make the system work "better for everybody."
Before approving on adding another Boeing in Missouri, lawmakers need to be informed exactly about economic benefits it would bring to the state.
Missouri is one of several states competing openly for a Boeing contract and the thousands of jobs that would come with it. Many analysts regard Boeing’s courtship of Missouri and other states as a ploy to squeeze even more incentives out of the state of Washington.
Don’t ruin the holidays by spending time in a hospital, holding cell or courtroom.
In order to entice Boeing Co. to build its newest plane in Missouri, legislators must submit a proposal by Dec. 10. The stakes are high, and many other states have expressed interest.
Incidents of non-U.S. citizens voting, or people voting under the wrong identities, are far less common than the glitches and barriers that prevent or discourage citizens from exercising their right to vote.
The word "solidarity" is a little worn, and, at times, poorly understood, but it refers to something more than a few sporadic acts of generosity.
The suspension of its nuclear ambitions hardly means the Iranians are our friends. Congressional leaders have good cause to be skeptical of the agreement.
A floundering economy, slow growth, rising health care costs due to an aging population and the decreasing number of doctors accepting Medicaid patients are all important factors seemingly never mentioned by supporters of Medicaid expansion.
Even if the corporations were "persons" under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act — an idea that would surprise many who voted for it — the law refers to a "substantial burden" on the exercise of religion.
A positive attitude empowers us to choose, to act and to serve. A negative attitude traps us in the victim role where we react to, and blame, others. The truth is no one can control your attitude unless you allow it.