Long before any real voters cast ballots in a real election, candidates for president face a "media primary" conducted in full public view that carries risk for White House wannabees.
Missouri could use the money it spends pursuing death sentences on crime prevention tactics and victims counseling.
Critics attack the IRS for making mistakes, darkening the public’s view of it. That gives political opportunists a chance to lobby successfully for cuts. A smaller budget virtually guarantees future mistakes by a cash-strapped agency.
Despite a brutal drive and a bitter forecast, a reunion in Nebraska was a welcome weekend for all.
The 114th Congress is 80 percent male, 80 percent white and 92 percent Christian while the America it represents is composed of 51 percent women and is 60 percent white and 60 percent Christian.
Valentine's day can be a day of self-loathing, but people can change that tradition this year.
President Obama will ask Congress to increase environmental protections for millions of acres of pristine animal habitat in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. Opposition from lawmakers is already gathering steam.
Tim Wolfe is tired of elected officials failing to tell voters the truth, so he’s taking his message directly to the people.
According to the Miami Herald, despite the change of tone from inside the White House, there are three major obstacles preventing calm waters between the United States and the island nation of Cuba.
Missouri state legislators are pushing for a mandatory civics exam for all Missouri high school students. Ignorance of civies indicates a deficiency in education and threatens informed participation in representative government.
Is there any length to which certain players, coaches, and administrators won’t go to gain an unfair advantage?
Today, the GOP is stuffed to the gills with varying ideas and varying kinds of talent. Republicans have a chance to let a crowded field winnow itself down to a few clear and coherent choices.
If opponents of gay marriage stopped and listened to themselves — really listened — the moral decency that they cite as their motive would compel them to stop.
That Monday's drone crash was a mishap, and not an attack, was a blessing. But it was not a sign of competent policy.
After repeated environmental offenses in Missouri, Tyson still gets off relatively easy after killing more than 100,000 fish
In voting for our political leaders, we can select candidates who show us they understand the implications of this widening wealth gap and are prepared to do something about it.
The minimum wage is a poverty wage. While 20 states have raised their minimum wages this month, those increases will not be enough to reach realistic living wages.
Is a lifetime of eating organic food, getting plenty of exercise and doing every other good thing you’re supposed to not enough to protect you?
Missouri's General Assembly should act sooner rather than later when it comes to preparing for the incoming "silver tsunami" of Medicare beneficiaries.
Fewer limits on Kansas City's taxicab industry could help it compete with encroaching ridesharing companies like Uber.