As he checks items off his to-do list, President Obama should remember the 20 children shot to pieces in Newtown, Connecticut, on Dec. 14 two years ago.
Iowa is not the only border state looking to make income tax changes. In neighboring Nebraska, legislators are exploring a round of tax cuts of their own that would also chop the state’s tax on incomes.
The St-Louis Post-Dispatch explains why it is removing comment sections from editorials to foster better conversation.
A report released by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence reveals "enhanced interrogation techniques" being used in the name of national defense.
The last time the U.S. Congress' approval rating was above 30 percent was in 2009. It hasn't topped 50 percent in the past decade. Missouri's legislature isn't far behind when it comes to poor leadership and ethical failures. So what needs to change before our elected officials become effective again?
There used to be a big distinction between hourly and salaried employees. That wasn’t by accident.
O'Fallon City Council passes a law that bans texting-while-driving for everyone.
A new proposal on commercial drones is expected to require operators to have a pilot's license for a manned aircraft. Operators also would be required to keep the drones in sight at all times.
By extending certain rights to people who immigrated to the U.S. illegally, President Obama is getting closer to letting them obtain insurance through the Affordable Care Act.
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.