Since getting started in early September, Missouri’s special session has come to resemble a jalopy lurching down a highway, sputtering at every curve.
No matter how well he might perform in the polls or at fundraising, he's largely a nonperson in the press.
MoDOT has saved $177 million toward its goal of saving $512 million and plans to open J-turns on U.S. 54 in Cole County. The agency also will test smog-absorbing concrete on Missouri 141 in St. Louis County.
College football powerhouses should stop kidding themselves about academic ideals, and athletes should be fairly compensated for their play.
Years of testing and experiments have resulted in a burger that can't stand up to those served up at blue-collar barbeques.
In 2005, 1,257 people died on Missouri highways. So far this year, there have been 527 fatal accidents. MoDOT attributes the decline to improvements to roads and signs, and driver education.
If the jobs bill fails, at this point, it's entirely a Republican political failure. Because it doesn't have a 2012 gubernatorial candidate to rally behind, the party lacks the unifying political force needed to pass the jobs bill.
Three recent examples should give Missouri communities cause to wonder and worry about the state government's response to sexual assault cases.
The Obama administration has balked on its stance for Palestinian independence, and the decision looks like political posturing, rather than true leadership.
Job cuts and service decline in the U.S. Postal Service will sever a lifeline for many Americans.
Local solutions, not a federal mandate, are the best way to achieve educational excellence for the nation's students.
The philosophy behind the failed act is sound, but its unrealistic standards can't be met and only hurt students in the process.
Raising Missouri's lowest-in-the-nation tobacco tax should lead to better health outcomes and more consistent funding for education.
The American Cancer Society and other organizations want to raise the tax on a pack of cigarettes by 80 cents. Meanwhile, funding for tobacco prevention programs in the state remains scarce.
The decrease of the jumbo-loan cap reduces taxpayers' potential liability.
Not every siren sounding is followed by a tornado, but common sense should dictate that people should take precautions, anyway.
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas asked the U.N. to consider statehood for the Palestinians — a thinly-veiled shot at Israel.
Grass Roots Organizing received a passionate response from Missouri residents at county fairs this summer in opposition to any cuts in Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.
Columbia residents should keep a close eye on what the president and the computer company that opened a service center in town last year promise to do for them.
State government job creation efforts relocate jobs rather than create new ones.