After all the petty political games — especially by the GOP-controlled House — great damage has been done to the reputations of Congress and this nation.
Each week, The Associated Press publishes a roundup of editorials and commentaries from its member newspapers. Here are a few from the past week, covering the farm bill, the NFL and dementia, and the war in Afghanistan.
The space race promoted new endeavors and innovation, the opposite of what occurs in today's gridlock.
Most industries have some sort of ethical guidelines or regulation concerning gifts, in some cases including outright bans. Not so the Missouri legislature.
Domestic violence may be a complex problem, but we — as individuals and as a community — can send a message that it will not be tolerated.
Most people would rather share the road with others who can provide remuneration in an accident. Would you rather have a wreck with an insured, though undocumented immigrant, or an uninsured American citizen?
Nationwide, communities surrounding national parks and recreation areas are losing $76 million daily as the Congressional Republicans’ irresponsible action is keeping 700,000 people from visiting the sites.
The Columbia Police Department should rehire the acquitted Rob Sanders or relieve Police Chief Ken Burton of his duties.
Increasing the world's food supply won't end hunger unless we address inequality and injustice.
Constituencies with significant clout in Washington, D.C., have voiced little objection because government largely has shielded them from distress.
Governor Jay Nixon's administration has filed a proposed rule with a legislative panel that would do away with the federal waiver that helped feed 58,000.
Even though there are naysayers who predict the newspaper industry pessimistically, it is in fact improving and growing in a new media platform.
Cutting government spending in hard times only makes times harder. We’re already hurting the economy by cutting government employment too much.
A case scheduled to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday could move federal campaign law closer to Missouri. McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission seeks to throw out the overall limits on what a donor can contribute to all party committees, political action committees and federal candidates in a two-year election cycle.
No matter where these disasters strike, we Missourians are pitching in to help pay the costs of recovery. That makes climate change personal.
Newspapers should make a difference in the communities they serve and stand up for their citizens.
In a departure from tradition, Speaker Tim Jones, R-Eureka, asked Missouri residents to nominate and select two additions to the hall. The decision was popular.
As a nation, we have decided that government will perform certain duties. We can argue about which of them are vital, but those discussions should take place calmly and rationally, not at the point of a gun held by greedy people.
As I think about it, maybe it is our generation that doesn’t spend enough quality time with our children today. Maybe it is our generation that will not protect young children from standards that are too high or expectations by society today.
In America, elections have consequences. But that premise is undermined by the ability of an intense faction to shut down government because it won’t accept a particular law.