By focusing on the real, underlying problems instead of a narrowly defined nutrient deficiency, countless numbers of people could have enjoyed a higher standard of living.
It's important to remember that while we receive more warnings than damage, that doesn't mean we're immune to mother nature's destruction.
Among the reasons cited are political calculation, money issues, prospects for advancing to higher office and the notion of public service.
Estate taxes have historically raised substantial revenue from Americans with the greatest capacity to pay. The tax is a levy on inheritances that multi-millionaires and billionaires leave behind when they pass away.
The more conservative members ruled in a 5-4 decision last week that decades-old limits on the amounts any individual can contribute to federal candidates in a two-year election cycle is no more.
Lawsuits like this one undermine legal efforts to redress serious grievances.
Missouri senators ignored signs that Kansas' tax-cut approach isn't working and passed a bill that would cut taxes.
In 2009, Iowa became the first state in the nation to reverse such a same-sex marriage ban, paving the way for legal same-sex marriage. Now, 17 states plus the District of Columbia have legalized same-sex marriage by court rulings, by statute or by popular votes.
Developing effective ways to adapt is a worthwhile step while the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere continues to rise.
The U.S. must continue to rally the Europeans to stand together against Putin's dream of rebuilding the lost Soviet empire.
Religious freedom is an individual right, not an employer choice. A firm run by executives with deep religious convictions is not the same as a church or religious nonprofit organization.
The world's seventh-largest oil company gets that unless things change quickly, another big financial market bubble has the potential to bring people to their knees.
Lots of money is being handed to multinational companies in overseas tax subsidies and loopholes. Conservative estimates put the total loss at $100 billion a year.
The governor's office points out that the proposed legislation of more than 1,100 pages is simply too much in one bill. He would prefer that it be broken down into more manageable pieces.
The current setup for security at Kansas City Airport isn't inefficient. Passenger wait times at screening checkpoints average 10 minutes and likely would not change with a new terminal.
While it’s easy to make fun of Americans’ drive to save time in the kitchen, there’s nothing inherently wrong with it. In fact, sometimes time-saving steps constitute efficiency and ingenuity, not laziness.
The university says it is concerned that students might feel less inclined to seek help because of the Title IX reporting requirement. It is shameful that the state university system’s crown jewel is still wringing its hands about the matter.
Managing freight transport is essential to Missouri's continued growth. The more growth, the bigger the problem of moving loads efficiently.
At the founding of this nation, the Framers of the Constitution believed in publicly educating our children. To argue against adequately funding our schools rejects Adams and Jefferson and Franklin.
Too many unprepared students are being placed in Advanced Placement classes and forced to take the exams. The problem is that some states have become so caught up in the hype to push AP that they now routinely have more than 50 percent exam failures, based on tests actually taken.