The Jefferson City News Tribune editorial board believes the measure provides sufficient safeguards for government operations and programs.
The U.S. government was speaking out of one side of its mouth in the State Department; meanwhile, the Justice Department had filed court documents urging the Supreme Court to refuse to hear journalsit James Risen's petition on his reporter's privilege case.
Public polling still shows a majority of Americans (though a decreasing one) support using the ultimate punishment.
If President Obama hopes to deter the Russian prime minister's recent aggression in Ukraine, he needs to hit Putin where it will truly hurt — his purse. The U.S. can maintain its position of global power only through robust economic sanctions against aggressor nations.
McCaskill’s survey of colleges and universities is specifically focused on how rapes and sexual assaults are reported and investigated and how students are notified about the services that are available to them.
The breakdown in the negotiations is frustrating, but it doesn't follow that Kerry has squandered his time or his prestige during nine months of diplomacy.
Chicken is cheaper from a poultry plant than a local farmer. The difference is not only in the economics of scale, but also in the way birds are slaughtered.
Funding schools isn’t easy in a state that produces the sixth-lowest tax revenue per capita in the country. But it’s also the second priority lawmakers signed up for when they agreed to uphold the state constitution. First is paying debts.
The terminal advisory group's report needs to be detailed enough to spell out what travelers would get for the admittedly significant amounts of money — raised from passengers, not taxpayers — necessary to upgrade the airport for the next 40 years.
Taxpayers have an interest in this proposal because they will help pay for injuries suffered by riders without helmets.
Scholarship athletes on the Northwestern University football team participated in an election to determine whether they will unionize. The results won't be immediate, but could mean better compensation for college athletes in the future.
If the proposed tax cut wins approval and the provision is challenged, the courts will decide which legal opinion prevails.
There is no credible evidence that broad-based income tax cuts would benefit the state economy, and the cuts contemplated would make it harder to invest in schools and services.
Sexual assaults on college campuses are notoriously under-reported. But, recent criticism of the way MU handled the sexual assault allegations of former swimmer Sasha Menu Courey has prompted school officials and lawmakers to take rapes more seriously.
Members of the National Restaurant Association have been fighting efforts to change a boost in minimum wage for tipped workers, which has been stuck at $2.13 per hour for more than 20 years.
A new poll conducted by The Wickers Group on behalf of the Missouri Liberty Project shows broad-based support, among Democrats, Republicans and independents, for serious ethics reform in the Show-Me State.
E-cigs are touted as a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes and other tobacco products, but they are not without health risks.
We encourage area citizens concerned for their communities to support legislative proposals for a prescription drug monitoring program that would allow Missouri authorities to electronically analyze drug purchases and detect when prescriptions are being abused.
Open dialogue — not judgment — is more productive among people with different diet choices.
The attorney general — long dismissed by many critics as a mere minion of his dictatorial boss — is actively involved in bringing, of all things, human rights to our prison system.