If the "Occupy" movement has a purpose, it is expertly concealed behind a facade of adolescents acting out about a perceived unfairness in their allowance or curfew. The notion that they as "99 percenters" are victims of the wealthiest percent and, as such, deserve to share in a redistribution of property is absolute nonsense.
Lobbyists have pulled the strings of our lawmakers, at the expense of America's school children.
An experiment with public school students shows that counting blessings makes the children more optimistic and happier.
Proponents of discontinuing Missouri's income tax cite statistics that back up their claims, but when taking a closer look, the numbers speak to Missouri's relative burden-free tax system.
Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder will not be running for governor on the Republican ticket in 2012, but he is young and will have more opportunities to advance in government.
Missouri should learn from California's attempt to add a high-speed rail — a project that is nearing a price tag of nearly $100 billion — and decide against its own proposed $8 billion high-speed rail project.
With the Penn State scandal in full swing and the Occupy Wall Street movement being ridiculed, America's sense of justice is in question.
There is no clear favorite Republican candidate to win GOP nod for the upcoming 2012 election.
Tolls or fuel taxes are the best options to pay for highways.
I’ve always wondered why some women are willing to pay money to look like someone else.
People from both ends of the political spectrum have been expressing extreme ideas, and the seeming lack of reasonableness could lead to a difficult election season.
With more than 226 million people turning out to shop over the weekend, the economy got a bit of the boost it needs, the Springfield News-Leader says.
The council's 5-2 decision to rezone the Regency mobile home park for student housing caused an outcry among park residents and advocates, many of whom referred to the rezoning as a lesson in money politics.
Legalizing alcohol consumption in fraternity houses by students of legal age makes sense, but adding a diversity requirement is not necessary.
Funding for schools was changed in 2005, and starting in the 2006-07 school year, gifted funding was combined with general funding for schools. Districts could allocate the money however they wished.
A concourse-style airport would end the current discomfort of relatively confined pre-boarding areas with limited rest room facilities for secured passengers.
Our state has many advantages over Alabama. We are the Show-Me State, not the "Show me your papers" state. Our legislature is hostile on the immigration issue, but not as hostile as Alabama's or Arizona's.
Every donation and every drop of sweat counts in the rebuilding. And don’t forget those more than 100,000 volunteers who have come to our community because they, like us, believe in Joplin.
The Columbia City Council debate over Regency mobile home park brought two issues to the surface: the inability of the city to regulate zoning codes and its failure to establish a workable long-term plan to develop affordable housing.
Gene Robertson talks about time spent as an activist abroad and how it feels to stand with the members of Occupy COMO.