The memorial elevates Missouri Western's role as a cultural destination and enhances the campus.
It probably will take a federal lawsuit to force Missouri into seriously addressing its failure to provide indigent defendants with the effective counsel guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment.
Missouri will need to pay more in the future to maintain its lengthy transportation network. Putting the full lug on taxpayers through a new 1-cent sales tax is not the best way to finance that priority.
Engagement in politics is a civic and moral duty because politics is necessary in everyday life.
A powerful dissent by Judge Richard B. Teitelman points out the real problem: Missouri’s constitutional prohibition on same-sex marriage. His dissent should serve as a rallying cry to those who want the ban lifted.
Donations of partial or whole deer can feed Missourians in need.
The Springfield school has slightly more than 2.2 percent of homeless population in the 25,000-student district, which is above the national average.
People in some countries are not so well off that they use food, such as pumpkins, for holiday decorations.
Damage resulting from the NSA surveillance might be more than just harmed alliance.
By expanding its benefits package to include domestic partners, the university is recognizing that all of its employees deserve to be treated equally.
By all means, lawmakers should amend state statutes to allow breastfeeding moms to postpone their civic duty.
It's unclear how Gov. Jay Nixon plans to find the money for fully funding K-12 schools or the “significant” increase in higher education funding he now promises.
A $13 million settlement between the Department of Justice and JPMorgan Chase will be split up two-way: $9 million is set as fines for the federal government and the remaining $4 million is slated to help struggling homeowners.
Speech is free in this country, but hate speech extracts a heavy price.
Upgrades to the zoo continue its transformation to a first-class amenity that will attract more local visitors and others from nearby states.
Quality early childhood education works. It improves test scores. It improves social skills and other measures such as graduation rates. It gives children the tools they need to escape, or at least cope, with poverty.
Because Ameren and the other regulated utilities have fought proper implementation of Proposition C from the moment it was passed, nobody really knows knows how the 1 percent cap is supposed to be figured.
A new Supreme Court campaign finance case could unleash unprecedented political corruption.
With the U.S. government back in working order, Congress is training its sights on something else that has encountered tough going — the Obama administration’s new online health insurance marketplace.
The Great Shutdown/Debt Ceiling Crisis of 2013 ended with a whimper late Wednesday night when enough House Republicans stopped holding their breath long enough to approve a deal carved out by the grown-ups in the Senate.