In spite of the mass destruction caused by the May tornado, Joplin's spirit holds strong.
The phenomenon of social media-savvy "digital natives" colliding with long-held assumptions about how cases are tried and decided is rocking courtrooms.
It's both financially and morally irresponsible not to reform America's tax and spending systems.
At an estimated price of $60,000 for each Short Street garage space available to the public, the Columbia City Council needs to decide if residents share the same perceived value of downtown parking.
By turning each state's tax system on its head — from regressive to progressive — states would raise an additional $490 billion in revenue.
Exercising and eating healthy, carcinogenic-free foods is the best form of health care.
Laws that prevent us from living as naturally and as peacefully as we want are not good laws.
Racial separation in the U.S. is apparent through zoning regulations and law enforcement, leaving African Americans and Latinos stuck in the segregation cycle.
"Abraham Lincoln: An Extraordinary Life" at the National Museum of American History reminds us of his humble beginnings and eventual impact on America. It also reminds us of the impact he should have on us.
The PedNet Coalition's proposed trail will damage the environmental education site. An alternative route should be considered.
The appointment of Daniel Gallagher as a leader of the Securities and Exchange Commission is another example of just how intertwined the SEC is with the industry it oversees.
To help the economy, the Federal Reserve should change its charter or buy the fiscal shortfall, or state/public banks should be formed.
Nowadays, what's OK to eat this week might not be OK next week. Maybe we should be eating foods our grandparents ate.
Private investors, not taxpayers, should not be responsible for footing the bill to create a "Midwest China Hub" for Lambert–St. Louis International Airport.
Editor’s note: In honor of Memorial Day and the many people who fought for the United States, the Missourian is republishing this column by Ernie Pyle. Pyle accompanied World War II Allied forces in the invasions of North Africa, Italy and Normandy, and reported from the front lines with stories of soldiers and their lives. He was killed by Japanese gunfire on Ieshima in 1945.
The government's decision to flood Mississippi farmland without compensation is a prime example of its thinking of citizens as statistics.
This Memorial Day, by working to improve health care and benefits for our nation's veterans and expanding employment opportunities for men and women paralyzed in the line of duty, we can pay proper tribute to those who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of all Americans.
Advocates for a Missouri "consumption tax" on goods and services suggest it would help everyone, including the elderly, families and the state's poorest citizens. But the items it seeks to tax include everyday necessities and exclude expenses irrelevant to the poor, like private school tuition.
Passing a bill to clear construction for a second nuclear power plant is essential to future economic development.
Truth is, the big money that America's richest take in comes from capital gains, not from "creating jobs."