It has been a tenet of our republic from the beginning that the government should have as little intrusion into our lives as possible.
This year's bill required some Missouri-style compromise and commonsense — and while nobody got everything they wanted, it's a bill that we can all be proud of, and that passed the Senate with a large bipartisan majority.
Lawmakers love to wring hands over the deficit and budgets, except when it’s time for feeding farm supporters.
The intrusion into American lives for the sake of security shows that many elected officials "have lost touch with the privacy needs of the people they're sworn to serve."
The law says unaccredited districts must pay for their students to get the education they deserve. It is likely that school districts worried about money will delay enforcement again.
The Interfaith Day Center at 616 Park Ave. in the First Ward is a daytime drop-in and referral hub.
U.S. District Judge Catherine D. Perry in St. Louis threw out a provision of Missouri law requiring both applicants for a marriage license to sign the application “in the presence of the recorder of deeds or their deputy.”
We agree with the governor that repeal of the tax exemption on prescription drugs is a flaw. We do not, however, consider the measure ill-conceived and fiscally irresponsible.
The effort to cut Social Security benefits isn't a left vs. right argument. Instead, it's a fight between Main Street and the Wall Street elite.
Before spending millions of dollars on a terminal expansion, taxpayers in Columbia should commit to using their regional airport whenever practical rather than driving to St. Louis or Kansas City.
As Missouri lawmakers brag about the state's funding of education in the upcoming year, the amount of state revenue spent on schools shows a different side of the story.
Conductors have limited options when motorists and pedestrians are walking along or across the railroad page. A full train can take more than a mile to slow down.
Despite federal legislation taking effect 50 years ago, there is still a pay gap between men and women in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
The U.S. government should step up diplomacy and humanitarian aid rather than taking a more belligerent stance.
Meat consumption among the Chinese middle class has grown as it is looking to emulate Western culture. For Missouri, this could mean deep changes.
The motorcycle helmet law should not be degraded to a secondary offense, but rather seat belt laws should be upgraded to a primary offense.
Much of the money coming to and from Missouri legislators might cross ethical boundaries.
John Q. Hammons was known as a builder and innovator in Springfield. The death of the man who built up a city and supported medical, academic and athletic advances comes as a large loss.
Republican majorities in the Missouri House and Senate reduce the chances that Gov. Jay Nixon will veto bills, but there's a chance these bills might not be approved.
Farm bills, created during the Depression to protect family farms, have morphed into programs that subsidize corporate agribusiness, often at the expense of family farmers.