According to an IRS estimate, Americans owed $450 million more in income taxes than they actually paid in tax year 2006. That could add up to $4.5 trillion over 10 years — more than what is required to bring federal deficits under control.
A sales tax for online vendors could fix the unfairness putting local merchants at a disadvantage.
Federal labor law impinges on the rights of workers, employers and labor organizations. The best way to ensure that these rights are no longer impinged is to abolish federal labor law.
Several state politicians coming up for re-election have appeared in public service announcements recently. It is up to voters to determine whether the politicians are communicating a worthwhile message or using tax dollars for personal gain.
Early campaign materials for Dave Spence, a Republican in the race for Missouri governor, listed incorrect educational information — and whether intentional or accidental, the error is inexcusable.
The ruling in Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission provides broad implications for religious groups remaining free of government interference.
Two bills going through the statehouse would not create jobs, but would hinder Missouri's economic climate.
This year Missouri will only send 26 delegates to the Republican National Convention due to the legislature's inability to schedule the state primary on a date that meets RNC approval.
Several Missouri senators are proposing legislation to change Missouri's payday lending laws.
Alyssa Bustamante's second-degree murder plea has stirred controversy, but people should be sensitive to the circumstances and remain respectful.
The truth is that we can tap energy sources while being good stewards of the air, water and other resources that make up our environment.
A Harvard study suggests that the earnings capacity for students in elementary and middle-school is affected by the quality of their teacher. Replacing one poor teacher with an average one could raise an entire classroom's earnings by $266,000 over their lifetimes.
The Missouri State Penitentiary is becoming a popular tourist location.
New Hampshire is just a pit stop on the way to South Carolina. If the Republican primaries are this mean this early, it bodes ill for the civility we can expect in the general election in the fall.
Missouri legislators are treating schoolchildren poorly by not generating a solution to fix the issues of struggling urban schools.
The drop in traffic fatalities last year was the sixth consecutive yearly decline. Improved highway safety measures, improved vehicle safety and greater law enforcement has contributed to the decline.
Barack Obama's recently proposed strategy for resetting military priorities mirrors the ideas Donald Rumsfeld tried to implement.
It's unfortunate that the best Missouri can hope for politically is significantly less than the reforms that passed nearly unanimously in nearby Kentucky.
Gov. Jay Nixon and state lawmakers begin a new year, and new session, facing yet another budget shortfall. An estimated $500 million gap will separate revenues and expenses projected for the coming budget year.
Initiatives by the Republican majority likely will be buffeted not only by past failures but by swelling partisanship in this election year. Expectations of accomplishments this session are low.