Guest Commentaries

WHAT OTHERS SAY: How about voting for a saner ballot process in Missouri?

Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, a Democrat, should expect a fight from Republicans after creating a summary of a GOP-sponsored bill concerning health care.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Corporations score another Supreme Court victory

While the law does include a few positive provisions, it won't stop the deterioration of our health care system. We'll continue to see unnecessary suffering and preventable death.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: It's fitting that wording on health care exchange issue misses mark

Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan's wording on a health care ballot initiative has Republicans in an uproar. But are her assertions really so far from the truth?

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Punishment masquerades as public humiliation

Though "shame punishment" has served as a legal diagnosis in several cases, evidence of its effectiveness is lacking. 

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Missouri neglecting children

Missouri is failing in its duty to properly and quickly investigate child abuse and neglect reports.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Money for sports? No problem. Money for higher ed? Problem

Even as the state is choking off its academic resources, even as MU curators are raising tuition, even as students and their families are going deeper in hock to pursue a sheepskin, MU focuses on athletics.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Missouri should expand Medicaid program now

Gov. Jay Nixon should accelerate his state's plans to implement a law that will improve the health of its citizens and inject billions of new dollars into the economy.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Save austerity measures for the next boom

Conservatives and liberals have different ideas on how to fix the slumping economy. Donald Kaul examines the economic debate.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: The right ruling on stolen valor

The Supreme Court made the correct decision in striking down the Stolen Valor law, in which it said false claims of military achievements do not diminish the honor of those who served.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Hey DNC, wish you were meeting in St. Louis?

Charlotte, N.C., a less-than-democratic state, was chosen as the site of the Democratic National Committee over the more accommodating St. Louis.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Time for Congress to repeal Obamacare

The Supreme Court's decision to uphold Obamacare seriously damages the principle of limited government, and in the process fails American families.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: A health care victory for all Americans

The Affordable Care Act is legal, and likely here to stay. Thus wiser states will get serious about moving ahead with its provisions to insure medical and financial security for all Americans.

GUEST COMMENTARY: "Stand By Your Ad" campaign seeks truth in political advertising

In an effort to hold local media stations accountable for truthful reporting and advertising, has created the "Stand by Your Ad" campaign that allows participation from citizens.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Missouri has top college savings plan, which ranks 529 college savings plans, has ranked Missouri's at the top of the charts.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Drought affects crops, puts stress on farmers

Extremely dry conditions in Missouri have caused a slope in production for crops such as hay, corn and soybeans. The drought affecting these money-making crops has also put considerable stress on farmers.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Supreme Court rules wisely on immigration, juveniles

Despite the discouraging campaign finance ruling, the decision on immigration, especially, may help put the brakes on growing concerns that the Roberts Court is as likely to heed conservative talking points as legal precedents.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Voters are at crossroad

Members of the Boone County Democratic Central Committee say the values of Democratic Party or more balanced and just than those of the Republican Party.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: University of Missouri Press fails when it comes to academics vs. athletics

Unlike football, the university press doesn't make millions, generate headlines, show up on TV every week or pay for itself. But a scholar would recognize the value of a significant literary arm such as the University of Missouri Press.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Churches enlist to help Guard with conflict

The Missouri National Guard is partnering with churches throughout the state to provide resources to military men and women.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Dry conditions could pose problems for Fourth of July

Far more fires are reported nationwide on a typical Independence Day than on any other day of the year, with fireworks accounting for more than half of those fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association.