Guest Commentaries

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Partnership promotes, protects hunting season's contributions

Hunting Works for Missouri says the contributions of hunting in Missouri are significant, including $96.8 million in state and local taxes per year..

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Farm bill debate is laughable

The U.S. Senate is debating a bill that would reduce the federal budget by $2.3 billion a year by eliminating direct payments to farms that produce big row crops.


WHAT OTHERS SAY: Focus on education to jumpstart Missouri's economy

Missouri needs to reduce middle class barriers to college degrees by restructuring the state's regionalized and inefficient university system and increasing state funding to reasonable levels.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Nixon should veto SB 749 — Missouri already compromised on contraception

Gov. Jay Nixon should veto Senate Bill 749, a poorly considered, politically contrived rehash of a decades-old debate about contraceptives.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Balancing diverse interests at Lake of the Ozarks remains a challenge

On Tuesday, federal regulators adopted measures that aim to protect an estimated 1,500 private structures at the Lake of the Ozarks.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Pro football's future clouds up in St. Louis

The Rams, one of the National Football League’s worst teams, just stuck their hands out for a reported $700 million worth of improvements at the Edward Jones Dome. Taxpayer funds would cover much of those costs.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Outgoing Judge Price acts to affirm court plan

The resigning Supreme Court justice is opposed to proposals to change Missouri's judicial appointment plan.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Ruling should give lawmakers impetus to rewrite criminal code

A ruling by the Missouri Supreme Court that struck down part of what was called "Megan's Law" should be an impetus to make certain that next year's legislature adopts a streamlined criminal code, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Keeping Big 12 tournaments in Kansas City eases fears for conference

Just a few short months ago people wondered whether the Big 12 would even still belong to a big-time conference. Now those fears are eased with announcements that Big 12 football and basketball events will be in Kansas City.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Behind super-sized sodas, a deeper danger

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg hopes to ban sodas and sugary drinks in an attempt to decrease obesity in the city that Bloomberg says has reached 58 percent of people.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Pocketbook issues now hinge on who's holding the pocketbook

"Pocketbook" issues remain at the focal point during presidential elections, but this year, demographics may go a long way toward deciding the winner.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Chosen few get aboard the tax-break gravy train

Numerous efforts by development lawyers, business executives and political officials are under way behind the scenes to get companies to move from one side of the state line to the other. The recent increase in job piracy won’t stop until responsible leaders act.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Dissent in redistricting case points the way to reform

Between now and when the redistricting process starts anew in 2020, Missourians owe it to themselves fix the process' inequities. 

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Missouri National Guard commended for revealing investigation

Secrecy in government may prompt the public to assume the worst. The public imagination often conjures a more atrocious scenario than that revealed by the facts.

Commercial space capsule 'Dragon' docks at International Space Station

SpaceX's Dragon capsule recently docked at the International Space Station, opening up new lanes for commercial space travel to fill the void left by the retirement of NASA's space shuttles.


GUEST COMMENTARY: Higher education linked to longer, healthier lives

University of Missouri System President discusses benefits of continuing education beyond high school.

GUEST COMMENTARY: EEZ: Scourge, savior or waste of time?

What effects will the zone have on businesses outside the zone or homeowners in the community? 

GUEST COMMENTARY: Consumers not seeing benefits of Durbin amendment

The amendment was supposed to help lower gas prices, but the savings are not being passed on to customers by gas retailers. It's time to repeal the amendment.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Death in the shadow of a wall

I was at the foot of the mule trail the night they brought Capt. Waskow’s body down.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Support justice for Shakir Hamoodi

Shakir should not go to prison for sending money to his family in Iraq.