When Steve Tilley, a legislator turned lobbyist, wrote a check to the House Republican Campaign Committee on May 10, it cast a dark cloud over every vote taken — or not taken — the last week of the session involving one of his clients.
Americans need credible nutrition advice they can trust, not a choice between quacks and "experts" sold out to junk food companies.
Corn producers won't like hearing it, but there are three big reasons to eliminate subsidies for ethanol fuel.
Simply acquiescing to DirecTV's demands would do significant harm to KOMU's viewers and its educational mission.
We're mistaking moralism for morality. The real systemic sins are hiding inside the latter. Yet the cycle spins on.
The right to bear arms is not unlimited. Washington, D.C. has gun control laws that should be emulated in Missouri's cities.
The concentration of wealth is more extreme than you might imagine. The 400 richest Americans possess combined assets of over $2 trillion — as much wealth as all 41 million African Americans.
Missouri's failure to pass a Medicaid expansion bill is a crisis — one that demands bold moves from its governor, writes the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Scientific studies have found that the potential risks of eating food that falls on the floor are minimal.
The IPCC panel warned that the planet is indeed warming, that humans are primarily responsible and that we are not anywhere near prepared for the dire consequences.
Ameren hasn't disclosed the exact amount of the rate increase yet, but company officials are making the case for more revenue in a more aggressive public relations campaign than we've seen in a while.
E-cigarettes can help with smoking cessation and should be regulated similar to other "nicotine replacement pharmaceutical products."
A planned wind-power project near the Squaw Creek refuge is creating a collision of environmental values and causing alarm among people who believe those giant tri-bladed turbines pose too great a risk for eagles, migratory fowl, bats and other flying species.
So-called superfoods usually are good for you, but variety is the key to a healthy diet. So is eating whole foods. And most whole foods provide wonderful health benefits.
Until recently, commencement speeches were just part of the routine. Now, they're part of the partisan divide. Speakers across the spectrum are getting "uninvited."
America's oil boom is delivering broad benefits, but not necessarily at the pump. The good news is that oil analysts say gasoline prices probably peaked for this year in late April.
Turtles are struck by cars throughout the warm months, but they are at special risk at this time of year, when they are moving around looking for mates and establishing home ranges.
An estimated 300 group members, including area pastors, participated in a rally at the Capitol to encourage Medicare expansion. Their voices expressed both passion and frustration.
The tax measure that will now become law over Gov. Jay Nixon's veto is not anything like the deep tax cut plan enacted in Kansas. It is markedly less ambitious than the plan offered a year ago in Missouri.
Studies now show that spending time in nature — with or without exercise — provides cognitive and psychological benefits.