In a departure from tradition, Speaker Tim Jones, R-Eureka, asked Missouri residents to nominate and select two additions to the hall. The decision was popular.
As a nation, we have decided that government will perform certain duties. We can argue about which of them are vital, but those discussions should take place calmly and rationally, not at the point of a gun held by greedy people.
As I think about it, maybe it is our generation that doesn’t spend enough quality time with our children today. Maybe it is our generation that will not protect young children from standards that are too high or expectations by society today.
In America, elections have consequences. But that premise is undermined by the ability of an intense faction to shut down government because it won’t accept a particular law.
What we all want is a planet, a country, a city that we can pass on to the next generation. We want our children and grandchildren to have better opportunities than we have had. Climate change is making that less likely.
The Affordable Care act is set to being Tuesday, and Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder's attempt to block the legislation is two-faced for the state pays the most of his health care costs.
State and city leaders must find a way to improve Kansas City’s neighborhood schools so students don’t have to travel long distances to receive a quality education. The financial consequences of transfers would make that task more difficult.
If Americans hated Obamacare as much as Mr. Cruz claims they do, they would have turned to Mitt Romney. Voters twice elected President Barack Obama.
Missouri legislators in 2011 passed a law allowing themselves and their employees to carry weapons inside the Capitol if they have a permit. It seemed at the time like an arrogant, unwise move. The bathroom fiasco, which has brought widespread ridicule to Missouri, only reinforces that impression.
The reality today is that the Missouri, the Mississippi, the Ohio and the Illinois rivers still lack a single, strong entity to make sure that boondoggles like the Olmsted dam project don’t happen.
Ordinary Americans desperately want to see their elected leaders pull together. Polls show they oppose defunding or dismantling the Affordable Care Act, especially if it means shutting down the government or defaulting on debt.
As climate change accelerates, so, of course, will federal spending on disaster relief and recovery, ultimately paid for by the taxpayers.
During the past three years, the Ozark Rivers Heritage Foundation has made a big impact on Table Rock Lake and tourism in the region.
Right now short-term lending is governed by a hodgepodge of state laws, with online operators coming up with ingenious ways to evade them. The industry needs uniform regulations and enforcement at the federal level.
Congress refusing to raise the debt ceiling is a bit like suggesting no one should pay bills.
Lawmakers are fighting for tax breaks in secret as the Senate moves to overhaul the nation's tax code.
Navy Yard shooting raised two issues: the security failures that allowed someone with a history of mental illness to work as a contractor in a military installation. And how was someone with mental illness able to pass a federal background check when he bought a shotgun.
The carnage in Washington is more cause for frustration for many Americans. Politicians continue to reject measures to expand background checks.
Consistent child safety seat and safety belt use is the most effective way to protect people and reduce serious injuries and fatalities in motor vehicle crashes.
A roundup of editorials from Missouri newspapers.