If Missouri wants to stimulate growth, the first step is putting a stop to corporate welfare.
As a human being, I feel disgust over the murder of 12 innocent people. As an artist, I feel a profound sense of grief over the loss of four fellow cartoonists — including the great Cabu (also known as Jean Cabut), who inspired me as a young man to become a cartoonist.
Most of us don’t get enough nature in our lives. And maybe that’s why too many people either overestimate or underestimate nature’s power to kill you.
Both Democrats and Republicans believe in the importance of a free Internet, so Congress should pass legislation to keep it that way.
U.S. companies will continue to lose ground, and the illicit use of drones will continue to rise, until the FAA sets rules that make sense.
The new Congress has some Republicans talking about the need to increase the federal gasoline tax in order to secure enough money to ensure that our roads and bridges are maintained.
Discovering that Uber's innovative concept appears too much like bloody anarchy for legacy systems, cities are learning to compromise. That's not happening yet in Columbia, though.
Cubans have a ready explanation for the economic hardships they experience. The failure of Communism? Nope. They blame the U.S. embargo.
The Department of Corrections reported that its garden program set a record for 2014 by donating 180 tons of fresh produce to local food pantries, shelters, churches, nursing homes and school districts throughout Missouri.
Just a few years ago, Missouri legislators were heralding Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's aggressive tax-cutting agenda. Now he's scrambling to keep the state running.
The gross domestic product, the key measure of the size of the economy, grew 5 percent in the third quarter, confirming that the nation’s economy is rapidly expanding.
Joke possibilities sometimes pop into my head while I am lying in bed, trying to fall asleep. I have an iPhone notes document filled with roughly two-dozen premises and possible punch lines. But they’re farther from being game-ready than they appear.
A Missourian staff member shares her personal journey with obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety.
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.