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.
Legislators must focus on targeted tax reform instead of economic gamble in 2014.
This was the tough part of the president’s challenge, convincing America that this is our problem.
Missouri House Speaker argues veto override will create jobs and increase state revenue.
Unfortunately, nearly 1 in 6 Missourians, or 16.7 percent of them, are food insecure. That means that at least once in the past year, in most cases several times, they skipped meals because they didn’t have enough food. Money ran out. Or they got by on less nutrition than they needed just to spread out the food they could afford.
Rep. Jay Barnes, R-Jefferson City, is apparently the only Republican thinking clearly on the issuen of HB 436. He voted against the bill because it is not only unconstitutional, it would cause havoc in law enforcement efforts.
Going ahead with military action against Syria in the face of widespread disapproval of the American people and discord among the international community would constitute a moral crisis for the United States.
Rarely has a veto session of the Missouri General Assembly received such a buildup as the one beginning Wednesday. But rarely has a bill as bad as House Bill 253 stood a chance of being enacted into law.
Attorney General Chris Koster's legal analysis of House Bill 436 is not partisan. It simply separates the bill's plain wording from the emotion of the gun debate.
Congress should push for diplomacy in Syria, not authorize military involvement.
Studies disproving the effectiveness of such registries have proliferated. Extensive research has been conducted on the types of sexual offenders who will repeat their crimes, and the frequency — or more often, infrequency — that it happens.
Lower taxes might sound good, but in reality we need to ask ourselves how the monies will be replaced and who will take the hit?
Chris Koster’s opinion reaffirms what independent analysts and others have said all along: House Bill 253 is a sloppy piece of legislation that could have dire consequences for Missouri citizens and services.
An online health insurance marketplace will offer small businesses a choice of qualified health plans from different private health insurers and make it easier for employers to compare these plans.
A long series of tax and public policy decisions has created an America that values wealth far more than work.