Columbia is getting a large dose of Missouri sports this weekend.
Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa, is a leadership model for all of us to emulate. He willingly connected himself to people who were oppressed.
R. Bowen Loftin, MU's new chancellor, shares — if not echoes — University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe’s goals of a quicker-moving, more tightly focused, more productive flagship.
Gov. Jay Nixon's actions do not call for impeachment, and the process of judicial review should be left to the courts and not the Missouri General Assembly.
Since August, the Missourian has worked to create an opportunity for dialogue about sexual assaults on campuses. It will also be releasing a special report on the Mayor's Task Force on Community Violence, including interviews with 13 people on the task force.
We need to learn to understand individuals and our context before we can know what we can expect from each other.
We tend to forget that this is a time to remember family and the bountiful harvests, a time to remember our troops under threat of war and to give thanks for the blessings of our being Americans.
Once we get the health care problem resolved we can hopefully do something about minimum wage.
The MU Strategic Operating Plan will redirect some funding to hiring "high-impact" faculty and developing "high-impact" programs, which will be measured using specific metrics.
Without Medicaid expansion, a high number of Missourians will never qualify for the Affordable Care Act program. Instead of eliminating insured people, a true reform needs to provide care in all counties in the state.
A new national program for the homeless is a step in the right direction, but it's not enough. The government must also raise minimum wage if it hopes to combat homelessness.
A reporter reflects on the Missourian's policy to publish life stories as a service to the community.
The state and local decriminalization of marijuana does not nullify nor attempt to nullify federal law and none threaten legal action, civil or criminal, for enforcing federal law.
There is human life in a tube of blood and in the sperm and egg cells prior to fertilization. The question is when does a particular human life begin?
Lists abound in newsrooms and classrooms. There are work schedules, assignments, tests, projects, news budgets, how-to instructions, dos and dont's, calendars, sources and many other lists that keep production on track.
If a conviction is vacated, is it also overturned? This week's announcement by the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District gave the Missourian a chance to review legal terminology.
The appeals court ruling is too strong and clear to leave much room for doubt. That would mean that Ferguson would go free.
There are enough holes in the proposed bill to nullify any federal gun control laws for it to be taken to court.
Our mobility as a society costs us in many ways. We live in many houses and several neighborhoods, and our environments are constantly changing.
Bill Weitkemper's struggle to start a public conversation about how best to repair and pay for our sewers deserves at least a last-minute hearing.