Education and evaluation are connected, just as student and teacher performance are. The focal point for improving education should rest on a combination of every factor.
The U.S. Supreme Court is failing to protect its own precedents and maintain the uniformity of federal law across the nation as circuit courts are applying federal laws differently. With this failure comes the corrosion of federal legitimacy.
Research performed by the New York Times and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities shows the middle class actually receives the majority of government aid, not the lower class, as many assume.
The true war on religion in the United States is the attempt by some to impose their religious beliefs on everybody else. To avoid that war, moral choices must be left to the individual, not the state.
Missouri legislators need to work on cleaning up Missouri's money-grubbing political culture.
State Sen. John Lamping is sponsoring a bill that would cut the number of days the General Assembly is in session by more than a third.
There are a few common sense solutions that liberals and conservatives know are needed to help the economy.
Occupational licensing creates higher unemployment rates, lower levels of competition and potential biases in the determination of who gets to work in a specific field.
The "common sense" argument for voter identification and workplace discrimination bills brought by state Republicans makes little sense for Missourians.
Thursday's mortgage settlement, which includes reducing loan by up to $20,000 for households at risk of default, represents a meaningful step forward in the troubled housing market. The amount of settlement is about $26 billion, and Missouri's share would be more than $196 million, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster said.
Lawmakers are proposing a constitutional amendment that would permit lawmakers to serve a maximum of 16 years in either the House or the Senate.
Bustamante sentence is fair — life in prison with the possibility of parole. She also gave a seemingly "sincere" expression of remorse.
Candidates for governor need to get serious about tackling the root causes of joblessness and it's time to get creative in seeking new sources of revenue.
There's no reason to politicize everything — we should avoid negativity so we can see the possibility of a different path and work together.
NBC, which broadcast the game, said it was incredibly sorry that an electronic delay system delayed kicking in until a few seconds after M.I.A. flipped off the world. The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule in June about an appeal to the current rules on indecency laws.
Republican and Democratic legislators in Missouri — as well as Gov. Jay Nixon — need to stop blaming schools for the higher education crisis and start finding solutions other than cutting funding to public colleges and universities.
Elements of the housing bureaucracy has kept initiatives that would help hard-pressed homeowners from working at the level they were intended.
Ed Martin, the Republican nominee for Missouri attorney general, should focus his advertising strategy "on his personal experience with the attorney general's office" — including a Sunshine Law investigation and an admission of regularly destroying government emails.
Investigators must do more to find out what happened to the missing money, as well as keep customers informed about the likelihood of recovering their funds.
Komen must believe in guilt by innuendo for groups under investigation or have succumbed to the charity's new senior vice president's political agenda.