A floundering economy, slow growth, rising health care costs due to an aging population and the decreasing number of doctors accepting Medicaid patients are all important factors seemingly never mentioned by supporters of Medicaid expansion.
Even if the corporations were "persons" under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act — an idea that would surprise many who voted for it — the law refers to a "substantial burden" on the exercise of religion.
A positive attitude empowers us to choose, to act and to serve. A negative attitude traps us in the victim role where we react to, and blame, others. The truth is no one can control your attitude unless you allow it.
With the appeals court ruling in Missouri, the issue of red-light and speed cameras is ripe for more debate in the Missouri legislature.
The fear-factor calculator was put out by doctors and pharmaceutical companies, among whose goals are to keep raking in more money for Big Pharma.
The Federal Communications Commission’s idea to let airlines decide the rules of the air for talking on cellphones is a nonstarter for a majority of Americans surveyed.
Missouri would be wise to look to Arkansas as a model for taking advantage of the federal government’s financial assistance with Medicaid while finding a results-based alternative.
Years ago, Macy’s started “Black Friday” sales as a kickoff to this Holy Month of Frenzied Commercialization. But it produced such a surge of profit that Walmart and other chains converted to the Church of Perpetual Selling.
President Obama and the Democrats and Congress could pay a heavy political price for problems with the rollout of the Affordable Care Act.
Missouri's questionable methods create more problems than the death penalty solves.
The lessons of the Kennedy years, both the triumphs and the tragedies, have stuck with me, with a stubborn vividness, far more so than anything from the years of Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, all of whose presidencies I witnessed firsthand as a reporter.
A U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Oct.15 denied Missouri women equal protection. The case of Snider-Carpenter set a precedent that allowed a landlord to sexually assault his female tenants without violating the law or the woman's rights.
Gov. Nixon issued an executive order last week allowing Missouri same-sex couples who have legally married in other states to file joint tax returns.
With an election year on the horizon and looming high-profile legislation requiring action, the Missouri legislature needs to address ethics issues first.
The federal farm bill, now in congressional conference committee, could slap an unneeded, overly broad muzzle on the Environmental Protection Agency.
President Abraham Lincoln gave the address Nov. 19, 1863.
Attracting better-paying jobs, taking advantage of online resources and increasing progress by focusing on specific concerns are common sense.
Missouri’s teacher retirement system is rife with problems. The end result is escalating payments by the state or declining benefits for pensioners.
Kansas and Missouri need a united front to resolve "border war" after Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon gave a speech at a Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce luncheon on the subject.
Logan's apparent naivete is far from the most objectionable thing about CBS' ill-fated attempt to pander to the far-right's odd obsession with the Benghazi tragedy.