Much has been said about racism, poverty, police aggression, the breakdown of law and order, but there's more at work here.
Using 1 percent of previous state revenue as a cap, the legislature can collect an additional $84 million or so in fuel taxes next year, writes Joseph Miller, a policy researcher at the Show-Me Institute.
While the logic of not wasting food might escape many 5-year-olds, the worry about wasted food is a real one. Food currently comprises 20 percent of what we put into landfills.
The case against the pay increases rests on two arguments — one based on comparative fairness, the other on the principle of public service.
Missouri is doing OK in regard to the government data it provides citizens. The Missouri Accountability Portal, began in 2009, helps keep citizens informed about how money is being spent.
More than a century after Emancipation, progress has occurred grudgingly, mostly because of courts, federal intervention and activists who wouldn't go away. What didn't happen was economic equality.
America needs better from its leaders as the Obama administration looks for its fourth Defense secretary in six years. There is too much danger in the world.
Our capitalist craze to get the best deals has spawned a new shopping holiday: Grey Thursday. Or, as it's more commonly known, Thanksgiving Day. People choosing to go shopping on a national holiday is one thing. Retail employees being forced to work it is another.
Last year, 29 of the 100 highest-paid CEOs made more in personal compensation than their companies paid in federal income taxes.
Despite moral-high-horse predictions, when Florida tested welfare recipients for drugs, only 2.6 percent tested positive — far less than the 8 percent of Floridians overall who use illegal drugs.
President Obama's executive action is not enough to fix our country's broken immigration system.
Cat cafes, which started in Taiwan and Japan, are coffee shops where you can go to play with cats while you enjoy a hot beverage.
Consumers must not panic about multisyllabic ingredients that will have less of an effect on their health than the fats and sugars they consume, but they must also be aware of misleading marketing.
Local government is a darn hard job. Ginny Chadwick should know, too, that a public servant can never communicate enough.
Four conservative Supreme Court justices will decide if the Affordable Care Act's subsidies are legal.
The American Heart Association recommends that women consume no more than six teaspoons of these sugars per day and urges men to limit themselves to nine. Yet the average American consumes 7.5 teaspoons a day just from sugary drinks alone.
In preparation for winter, advisories have been prepared by the State Emergency Management Agency, Missouri Department of Transportation, the Missouri Highway Patrol and the U.S. Postal Service.
The 2015 legislative session must be different. The post-Ferguson landscape demands it.
The Democratic Party is a collection of political strands that pull in one direction and push in the other.
Lynch deserves prompt confirmation as the next attorney general because a prolonged delay could open the door for political mischief and leave the Justice Department uncertain about its next boss.