And yet, amid all of this fragmentation, some things still stop us in our tracks, make us think, make us talk, make us look to each other, make us feel as if, somehow, we're one in shock and tragedy.
Tax incentives issued by Missouri and Kansas to businesses, designed to lure companies across state lines to improve job growth, are succeeding only in hurting those who pay their fair share.
Missouri lacks a statewide fire code — something that could help save lives if one were in place.
Mr. Obama has decided that this year, he will solicit money directly from corporations to pay for the cost of the inaugural festivities.
MoDOT is now using mats made of recycled tires to control the growth of weeds and vegetation around highway sign posts. The action will save costs and improve safety.
McCaskill's measure would improve the way contracts are managed, expand planning requirements and boost oversight responsibility of inspectors general.
Piecemeal fixes and short-term reactions to natural disasters will never be sustainable ways to decide river policy.
Students can tweet about their favorite five freedoms and compete for a $5,000 scholarship.
The healthcare debate has not ended with the conclusion of the presidential election. Lawmakers weigh the benefits and costs as they assess the issue of Medicaid expansion.
70 years ago, America was able to create a self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction. In 2012, what are the implications of nuclear power in our world?
Missouri legislators are wasting their time with motorcycle helmet legislation.
The STEMI law mandates ambulances bypass the local hospital, depriving you of the lifesaving and disability-reducing fibrinolysis (clotbuster) treatment available within 30 minutes at every ER.
There were more filibusters in the 111th Congress (2009 to 2010) than in the '50s, '60s and '70s combined.
Instead of demonstrating to kids and others the heights to which one can rise, Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher showed us the depths to which one can descend.
Our elected officials should make rational choices based on the most comprehensive and accurate information that will best allow them to adhere to the pre-election pledges that they have made.
The debate about fireworks boils down to a battle in Columbia that has been waged for generations: The conflict between a temporary student population and residents who have called the city home for years.
Lawmakers in the Missouri Legislature face questions on how to handle Missouri's health care in order to achieve economic development. Reports such as one commissioned by the Missouri Hospital Association predict the expansion of Medicaid in Missouri will create a significant number of jobs.
When the lobbyist who represents other lobbyists suggests something might be illegal, don’t do it.
Exit polls on Election Day made it clear: A clear majority of voters agree that the richest Americans need to pay higher taxes.
The deadly fire, which killed at least 112 people outside of the capital city of Dhaka, has implications for U.S. companies.