Research on the benefits of early childhood education has yielded mixed results. Even those studies showing significant benefits of preschool expansion touted by Gov. Jay Nixon as “proven” are subject to criticism.
The National Fire Protection Association reports, between 2003 and 2006, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 240 house fires each year that started with Christmas trees.
A one-day delay on the budget vote allowed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid time to hold votes on dozens and dozens of Obama appointees. The U.S. government now has a surgeon general to deal with Ebola and public health issues.
At issue is how a Republican-controlled legislature and Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat, have failed to adequately fund higher education in Missouri. The promise of a good education for a deserving student at a state college has been undermined.
Customers should avoid holiday gifts made by modern-day slaves.
This year, we have our own local controversy, over an ichthus, or “Jesus fish,” on the Boone County courthouse square — and just in time for the holidays!
When people find gifts that uniquely symbolize their friendship or their gratitude for one another, that’s touching. It’s what gift-giving should be.
Building trust with people on the ground so they will ultimately have respect for the Ferguson Commission’s recommendations involves letting the people vent.
Here are two ways to make smart decisions to improve highways and streets: Increase the federal gasoline tax and study the use of tolls on selected Missouri highways.
As he checks items off his to-do list, President Obama should remember the 20 children shot to pieces in Newtown, Connecticut, on Dec. 14 two years ago.
Iowa is not the only border state looking to make income tax changes. In neighboring Nebraska, legislators are exploring a round of tax cuts of their own that would also chop the state’s tax on incomes.
The St-Louis Post-Dispatch explains why it is removing comment sections from editorials to foster better conversation.
A report released by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence reveals "enhanced interrogation techniques" being used in the name of national defense.
The last time the U.S. Congress' approval rating was above 30 percent was in 2009. It hasn't topped 50 percent in the past decade. Missouri's legislature isn't far behind when it comes to poor leadership and ethical failures. So what needs to change before our elected officials become effective again?
There used to be a big distinction between hourly and salaried employees. That wasn’t by accident.
O'Fallon City Council passes a law that bans texting-while-driving for everyone.
A new proposal on commercial drones is expected to require operators to have a pilot's license for a manned aircraft. Operators also would be required to keep the drones in sight at all times.
By extending certain rights to people who immigrated to the U.S. illegally, President Obama is getting closer to letting them obtain insurance through the Affordable Care Act.
Much has been said about racism, poverty, police aggression, the breakdown of law and order, but there's more at work here.
Using 1 percent of previous state revenue as a cap, the legislature can collect an additional $84 million or so in fuel taxes next year, writes Joseph Miller, a policy researcher at the Show-Me Institute.