House Speaker Tim Jones and other legislators have pointed to problems with the shorter terms. Legislators are just learning how to be effective when their time is up.
There has been progress — a black man occupies the White House, after all. But every day, millions of black Americans live in conditions spawned by America’s failure to enforce the victory.
Governor's challenge — in the form of a veto and spending freeze — sets the stage for a showdown with the GOP.
The truth is that Jim Crow may be dead, but racism is alive and well. Our first order of business now needs to be demanding that Congress reformulate the pre-clearance requirement of the Voting Rights Act.
House Bill 331 would bring uniformity to Missouri's current guidelines and result in expanded wireless networks.
Removing a cat's claws could mean taking away a tool for survival — but might make snuggling much more enjoyable.
It's a fine company, but FleishmanHillard may be an awkward choice for the School of Journalism Honor Medal.
Mary R. Russell wants to improve civics education, expand "specialty" courts that focus on alcohol and drug offenses and make courts more accessible via the Internet.
For too long, policymakers, including coal-state senators from both parties like Democrat Claire McCaskill and Republican Roy Blunt of Missouri, have put off the costs for another day.
Fixing the tax regime for pass-through businesses presents a major opportunity to drop the disgraceful unemployment rate in Missouri, especially for recent graduates.
No longer will federal law make second-class citizens of those who choose and love same-sex partners, thanks to this week's Supreme Court ruling.
We have many who work their jobs and take on the extra. They should be rewarded with our supporting/helping them keep Columbia safe.
Compounding pharmacies, which create customized medications from scratch, are regulated by state boards, and sometimes not closely enough.
The problem of uninsured Missouri residents impacts everyone. The uninsured miss out on preventive care and management of chronic illnesses that could keep them out of emergency rooms and hospitals.
Most of the border control wouldn't be necessary if lawmakers worried more about letting workers into the country legally instead of keeping them out.
Fees are a different type of tax. Increased fees equal increased taxation.
In the end, the president’s long-standing reluctance to wade into the Syrian mess means that any uptick in U.S. support for the rebels will be modest, if not simply symbolic, for the moment.
Cellphone towers are imposing structures, and local officials should have the right to consider their relationship to property values and the well-being of a community.
In six years, tax credit spending has increased by $159 million.
It has been a tenet of our republic from the beginning that the government should have as little intrusion into our lives as possible.