Giving schools grades on things such as dropout rates is a starting point to make a complicated ranking system understandable for parents.
In stepping down from his post as spiritual leader of 1.2 billion people, Pope Benedict XVI leaves behind a legacy of having embraced the modern, while respecting tradition.
There has never been a case in Missouri where a voter tried to impersonate someone else to cast a vote. Not once.
Common sense would dictate that our electric utilities — which largely decide what resources to invest in for providing electricity services — should make energy efficiency a top priority, invest in all of the cost-effective energy efficiency it can possibly capture, and only then invest in more costly power plants
A new bike route along the corridor that emphasizes historical landmarks makes the trip from St. Joseph to Hannibal a peaceful and interesting ride.
The approach does more than look at the individual merits of a tax incentive — it compares them to other incentives on the spectrum.
Some colleges inflate data to climb higher in the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings. With no independent verification of information, it's possible other schools also submit faulty numbers.
As drone attacks become a more common tactic toward destroying enemy combatants, including some U.S. citizens, questions are being raised about whether the law needs to catch up to this new tool of war.
With the U.S. Postal Service losing billions of dollars a year, and mail volume down, Congress has decided that ending Saturday postal delivery might be the best way to ensure the service's survival.
In the wake of recent high-profile mass shootings, we should focus our attention on increasing mental health services, which is exactly what Gov. Nixon plans to do.
Outrage among individuals and groups on both sides of the Affordable Care Act could be eased by a single-payer health care system.
Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, has introduced a bill to promote further openness and transparency in Missouri's government.
With the latest extension of the Farm Bill, there is concern that the legislation can no longer address many of the challenges farmers and the agricultural industry face.
There are about 300,000 fewer hunters today than a decade ago and the number of hunters in the overall population has fallen from 7 percent to 6 percent. So, bring in the kids.
Republicans don’t want the party stuck any longer with the image that it will do whatever it can to make life difficult for illegal immigrants. We must adopt a new and better approach. Sensible immigration changes are essential to the success of this country.
Columbia needs to move away from its current stance on city planning and move toward a more constructive agenda.
Gov. Nixon has laid out his funding plans for 2013, but they are expected to be challenged by the Republican General Assembly.
Gov. Nixon said he will do everything he can to pass a campaign contribution limit bill.
Before Congress starts cutting defense spending, a strategic debate is needed.
Jason Kander said last week that petition submissions will be posted online for a five-day public comment period before his office drafts summary language for the measures.