Two-thirds of fruits and vegetables and 80 percent of seafood are imported into the United States. But a mere 2 percent of food imports is inspected at ports as they enter the country.
A new five-year farm bill is needed before the present one expires Sept. 30 unless Congress is willing to abandon a program that provides support to large and small farm operations and food stamps for about 47 million Americans.
When Springfield first considered a ban, many skeptics were hoping that a report by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would resolve the issue, either by declaring that coal tar sealant was not the culprit or banning its use. The EPA did neither.
You can’t support the U.S. Constitution by passing laws that trash it. Missouri legislators would do well to remember that.
We’re the most educated generation in American history, yet many of us are unemployed or underemployed. And too many of us are still financially dependent on our parents.
On Wednesday, the day after House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., put forth his budget, the bill to fund Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, was pulled off the House floor for lack of support. The cuts needed in those areas to reach the targets in the GOP budget were too deep for some lawmakers.
Pfc. Bradley Manning's potentially dangerous decision revealed serious military failures that deserved public disclosure and debate.
The AAA credit rating (trademark pending) is what you make of it. Republicans, point to their decade in charge of the legislature in ensuring the state can borrow money at the lowest rates.
The Broadcasting Board of Governors is lacking in oversight.
The tax bill, House Bill 253, gives hefty income tax cuts to self-employed persons who pass their business income onto their personal tax returns, and smaller breaks to individual taxpayers.
Some of the wounds are self-inflicted, largely by the long string of incompetent and corrupt politicians its voters kept electing.
Commanders who deal with real-life issues in their units are likely to make better decisions than prosecutors who are isolated from the impact of their decisions, Sen. McCaskill said.
The Missouri Innovation Campus is clearly an idea whose time has arrived. The challenge is to broaden its scope.
Fewer elderly Nazis are still living beyond the reach of the law, but even if it’s only a handful, the search for them is worth the effort in the interest of justice and a full historical accounting of how remarkably close the murderous Hitler regime came to realizing its astonishing goal of eradicating of European Jewry.
Another Walmart will move in to Springfield, despite a citizen referendum.
In part, President Barack Obama used his Show-Me State visit to repeat his call for Republicans to show the nation specifics of their alternatives. And he promised to listen.
Without a great public education, that core promise our nation makes to all children, they won’t have the preparation they need to get a good job and grow our economy.
Missouri, like Florida, has a version of a “Stand Your Ground” law, which means a person with a gun on his own property who fears for his life doesn’t have a duty to retreat.
Lettered routes are vital transportation links in rural areas, connecting not only farmers to markets, but students to schools and employees to work.
The fact remains that even though some big insurance companies have refused to sign up, states that have created insurance exchanges have seen the “magic of the marketplace.”