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.
Michele Bachmann's latest false statement could put children in danger from preventable diseases and viruses.
In this age of technology, meeting some of your best friends via Twitter or online video games isn't so rare because of the ability to easily find people who are interested in similar things as you.
Research universities and broadband networks offer us an opportunity to build on our strengths and move our nation forward.
While many potential distractions exist while driving, new Kansas laws deal with one of the most dangerous — texting while driving. However, to be truly effective, these laws must also be enforced.
Jasper County Emergency Services dispatchers are collecting locations of rural storm shelters to alert emergency responders during a natural disaster or emergency.
WellPoint Inc., the largest health benefits company in the nation, will be using the supercomputer "Watson" to help decide on treatment possibilities faster than ever.