The Affordable Care act is set to being Tuesday, and Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder's attempt to block the legislation is two-faced for the state pays the most of his health care costs.
State and city leaders must find a way to improve Kansas City’s neighborhood schools so students don’t have to travel long distances to receive a quality education. The financial consequences of transfers would make that task more difficult.
If Americans hated Obamacare as much as Mr. Cruz claims they do, they would have turned to Mitt Romney. Voters twice elected President Barack Obama.
Missouri legislators in 2011 passed a law allowing themselves and their employees to carry weapons inside the Capitol if they have a permit. It seemed at the time like an arrogant, unwise move. The bathroom fiasco, which has brought widespread ridicule to Missouri, only reinforces that impression.
The reality today is that the Missouri, the Mississippi, the Ohio and the Illinois rivers still lack a single, strong entity to make sure that boondoggles like the Olmsted dam project don’t happen.
Ordinary Americans desperately want to see their elected leaders pull together. Polls show they oppose defunding or dismantling the Affordable Care Act, especially if it means shutting down the government or defaulting on debt.
As climate change accelerates, so, of course, will federal spending on disaster relief and recovery, ultimately paid for by the taxpayers.
During the past three years, the Ozark Rivers Heritage Foundation has made a big impact on Table Rock Lake and tourism in the region.
Right now short-term lending is governed by a hodgepodge of state laws, with online operators coming up with ingenious ways to evade them. The industry needs uniform regulations and enforcement at the federal level.
Congress refusing to raise the debt ceiling is a bit like suggesting no one should pay bills.
Lawmakers are fighting for tax breaks in secret as the Senate moves to overhaul the nation's tax code.
Navy Yard shooting raised two issues: the security failures that allowed someone with a history of mental illness to work as a contractor in a military installation. And how was someone with mental illness able to pass a federal background check when he bought a shotgun.
The carnage in Washington is more cause for frustration for many Americans. Politicians continue to reject measures to expand background checks.
Consistent child safety seat and safety belt use is the most effective way to protect people and reduce serious injuries and fatalities in motor vehicle crashes.
A roundup of editorials from Missouri newspapers.
One of the things that Missouri government does well is juvenile justice. Now many other states have realized what Missouri realized decades ago: Locking kids up in detention centers neither bodes well for their futures nor keeps the public any safer.
A group of climate change activists wants hurricanes to be named after head-in-the-sand politicos who — in mindless defiance of science — are climate change deniers.
Violent crime has been studied for decades, so a crime summit should offer some realistic solutions to the problems Missouri's cities face.
Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander urged Missourians to become registered voters for November elections.
A roundup of editorials from around the U.S.