In Missouri, the texting while driving ban applies only to drivers under the age of 21, but it's not just young drivers that are easily distracted by their cellphones.
The Missouri General Assembly did both too much where it didn't matter and not enough where it did.
Racism cannot be changed with a simple court ruling, but rather requires a consistent desire for a better society.
There are too many questions concerning this joint resolution. It is as if the gun lobby decided that if we are to be a true “conservative state” we must do away with any common sense law concerning firearms.
The downtown core has to contain an adequate infrastructure. The infrastructure must support all of the activities occurring within it.
What you need to drill into your brain and the brains of every other man on campus is that it's not OK to get drunk and stupid and then have sex with a woman who is drunk and stupid.
New sewers headline a list of to-do's for the city if it is to continue its bright plans for downtown development.
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to allow prayers at public meetings goes against the spirit of the First Amendment.
For America to return to the status it once held in the eyes of its citizens, job opportunities need to be generated.
First comes the parade, with the circus passing through town, clowns and all. Then comes the clean-up crew, scooping away the mess the elephants left behind.
On the issue of downtown development, the mayor shouldn't take differing opinions personally.
The Missourian's annual Progress Edition appears as an insert in today's newspaper — and it can be found as a digital section on the Missourian website. This year, as the definition of progress, the Missourian chose innovation.
Limits on downtown Columbia development could have at least modified plans that now seem thwarted either by infrastructure inadequacy or by public opinion. Everyone, including developers, would have been better served.
If legislators are not willing to stem the degree to which outside organizations attempt to influence politics, then citizens should take matters into their own hands.
Living outside of a community is like night and day. You have to worry about everything. You are completely on your own.
The first phase of a task force formed in the wake of Sasha Menu Courey's death was stunningly underwhelming. The task force made an inventory of resources and found the phone book, but you have to start somewhere.
Matt Nappe, data and technology manager for state Democrats, presented a plausible but difficult-to-execute strategy for the state party to prevent Republicans from gaining a veto-proof edge in the General Assembly.
Although certain pieces of legislation may be written by organizations with particular political leanings, they should not be summarily dismissed. The legislation can be co-opted across party lines to better serve the citizens of Missouri.
Voting is a basic right for all Americans, and there should not be any restrictions on when and how people can vote.
Vox magazine unveiled a new look this week, and the whole staff is abuzz. We kept our audience in mind as we worked to create the new Vox.