70 years ago, America was able to create a self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction. In 2012, what are the implications of nuclear power in our world?
Missouri legislators are wasting their time with motorcycle helmet legislation.
The STEMI law mandates ambulances bypass the local hospital, depriving you of the lifesaving and disability-reducing fibrinolysis (clotbuster) treatment available within 30 minutes at every ER.
There were more filibusters in the 111th Congress (2009 to 2010) than in the '50s, '60s and '70s combined.
Instead of demonstrating to kids and others the heights to which one can rise, Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher showed us the depths to which one can descend.
Our elected officials should make rational choices based on the most comprehensive and accurate information that will best allow them to adhere to the pre-election pledges that they have made.
The debate about fireworks boils down to a battle in Columbia that has been waged for generations: The conflict between a temporary student population and residents who have called the city home for years.
Lawmakers in the Missouri Legislature face questions on how to handle Missouri's health care in order to achieve economic development. Reports such as one commissioned by the Missouri Hospital Association predict the expansion of Medicaid in Missouri will create a significant number of jobs.
When the lobbyist who represents other lobbyists suggests something might be illegal, don’t do it.
Exit polls on Election Day made it clear: A clear majority of voters agree that the richest Americans need to pay higher taxes.
The deadly fire, which killed at least 112 people outside of the capital city of Dhaka, has implications for U.S. companies.
With interest rates at an all-time low, construction companies chomping at the bit to get back to work and the state’s major public infrastructure showing signs of disrepair, the Missouri legislature should once again ask voters to invest in the state’s future.
Initiatives, innovations and ideas are needed to diminish the debt. Instead, campaign spokesmen reiterated the obvious and advanced generalities.
Americans should take the recent predictions by the International Energy Agency with a grain of salt.
The ban, known as Proposal 2 and approved in a state referendum in 2006, amended the State Constitution to "prohibit all sex- and race-based preferences in public education, public employment, and public contracting."
It is imperative that President Obama and his administration also continue to aggressively pursue civil penalties for the spill. BP said in a news release Nov. 15 that it will "vigorously defend itself against remaining civil claims."
Americans aren't nostalgic for lost jobs at other corporate giants, so why has the bankruptcy of Hostess Brands caused so much lamentation?
Even in a town named Paris, sometimes the link between the city in France and the town in Missouri, proves to be tenuous and unrecognized.
Feuding over health exchanges is a futile rear action in the political war against the Affordable Care Act.
Imagine how boring human interaction would be if we all were identical. We would have little to discuss, share or learn.