By the middle of 2009, all American troops in Iraq will be restricted from active duty unless the Iraqi government calls on their assistance. There are mixed opinions on the likely efficacy of this agreement.
Advertising and circulation revenues continue to decline at newspapers nationwide, and journalists shouldn't feel apologetic when public enthusiasm garners papers a little extra revenue.
We journalists like to talk about our "watchdog" role. We see it as not only the fulfillment of our First Amendment responsibility but as the public service that counter-balances the sensationalism, celebrity glorification and mindless shouting that are the dark side of our freedom.
Mesaba Airlines was chosen as the new provider for mid-Missouri, and the success of the airport is growing every month.
Lesson to be learned from Gov. Sarah Palin's shortcomings: Know your strengths and weaknesses and assess them as honestly as you can.
President-elect Obama has banned lobbyist donations, giving the profession an unwarranted, immoral connotation.
White House leaders can still damage the country during their final two months in office.
A new study suggests that men feel more self-conscious when confronted with a gorgeous woman than a handsome gent because of men's "strict" standards of appearance.
As it is, with winter progressing and the country sinking deeper into recession, I'm glad I have Geronimo, the cat, around to keep me focused. It's so easy to get depressed when you hear thousands are losing their jobs and their homes, everyday. And you could drive yourself crazy, realizing there is nothing you can do to stop it.
The downturn in the American economy is having a negative effect on many of the world's biggest automakers.
In making the decision about placement, several editors said they worried about “voter fatigue” – so many heavy stories in such a short span. They underestimated the continuing hunger for hard news, which frankly newspapers haven’t seen from readers for a while now.
Donors hardly ever want to underwrite the basics. Understandably, they want their names on something new and, preferably, highly visible. The basics — from steam pipes to classrooms and what goes on in them — are supposed to be provided by the state. ... Less than half the flagship's budget now comes from the state.
Boone County Clerk Wendy Noren is responsible for a smooth election day in Boone County.
There are always two sides to any story and sometimes many more. I write now to show another side of what has turned out to be an unfortunate public airing of problems in a non-profit organization that has struggled for its very existence since its inception.
Despite their reputation, spiders are more useful and less dangerous than we think.
Regardless of party affiliation, Obama is your next president, and we as a country need to move forward with him.
Education has taken a back seat in our society. To move forward succesfully, we need to make it cool again.
When it comes to Christians and their faith, actions should be taken at face value, regardless of the validity of their beliefs.
Obama has received congratulations on winning the presidential election from countries around the world. However, questions remain in Pakistan, Russia, Brazil and Colombia about how this will change those countries' relationships with the U.S.
Obama's win proved that as a nation we are able to make a difference. Although some of the decisions Missourians made were contradictory, Tuesday was a good day for America.