The New Year is something akin to the line one draws on the score card after a particularly bad bowling frame or tee-to-green. It is meant to separate the bad from the good, to have a new beginning, to hit the reset button.
Keeping written notes of events helps revive memories, and remind us to slow down and embrace the past, too.
Let’s celebrate Christmas for what it should be, the rebirth of the planet and peace and tolerance for all mankind.
Missouri ranks second in the nation in the percentage of families suffering from what the feds term “very low food security," according to a recent study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
It is wonderful that we have so many ways to communicate. But a note written on the Internet is not private.
From now on, except in direct quotes where the word is used, the Missourian will not refer to the Washington, D.C., professional football team by its nickname.
Republicans who control the legislature fell all over themselves to bribe Boeing, but they refused to expand health insurance to the poorest Missourians.
Many individuals are taking minimum wage positions and cannot support their families on that yearly income.
Living in the same world as a great man such as Nelson Mandela was an honor.
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.