Sen. Bob Dixon of Springfield and Rep. Jay Barnes of Jefferson City were among the Republican lawmakers who backed off targeted tax relief in favor of pursuing more far-reaching tax reform when the regular session convenes in January.
A discussion about what national security interests are at stake is essential. A forecast of possible exit options would be helpful. Playing politics while U.S. troops have their hides on the line is despicable.
When powerful people don't call out domestic violence as a brutal act worthy of stiff punishment, every victim suffers.
Missouri's new 72-hour abortion waiting period is the second-most restrictive abortion law in the country.
Tolling existing interstates is double taxation because it charges people for using roads for which their tax dollars have already paid.
To have an actual national conversation about ISIS, we first need to understand what it is and how we can beat it.
The longer our government takes to vet the use of drones and to provide meaningful guidance to private interests — with agriculture near the top of that list — then the greater risk we'll miss out on realizing the full potential of this new technology.
We need policies and programs to genuinely address the problems that have systematically ushered our young people from the cradle to the prison industrial complex.
But most of Nixon’s vetoes were imposed because of drafting errors or because the bills represented bad public policy.
This year marks the 31st installment of National Night Out, a partnership among residents, law enforcement officers and Neighborhood Watch groups.
In a life full of risks, stay a little safer by avoiding flame retardant chemicals.
When CVS announced its plans, company leaders said the sales of tobacco, and its harmful and widespread effects on people, contradicted the company's broader mission in delivering health care.
Journalists have died in dangerous places for as long as newspapers and war correspondents have existed. The Committee to Protect Journalists says 1,073 journalists have died, worldwide, since 1992.
If the state would toll Interstate 70, both passenger and commercial vehicles would pay to use the interstate based on their size and distance traveled.
Graduates of Drake University and University of Iowa law schools who intend to practice in Iowa would be granted a "diploma privilege," meaning they would be exempt from taking the exam.
Arkansas' capitol city was seen as a moderate Southern metropolis, and Gov. Orville Faubus was regarded as more progressive than the firebrand segregationists who dominated states such as Mississippi and Alabama.
The use of deadly force is complicated, and officers under stress often can't recount the exact details of a situation. Cameras are the best way to keep cops and the public safe.
Labor Day is a call to action to renew the working class.
Even though the officers of the Special Response Team of St. Joseph and Buchanan County decided the equipment was needed, many others in the community questioned that assessment, and well before the Ferguson police showdown with protesters.
Instead of just another TV show, there’s a whole new channel that’s all Sarah Palin, all the time. Don’t look for it in your TV listings. It’s on the Internet, and a yearly subscription costs $99.95.