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.
Unless the mainstream Republicans can control their tea party faction, another party will come along affecting national and state legislatures alike. Then we might have to capitalize “Tea Party.”
Some women who have changed their last names could be prevented from voting in Texas. This issue needs to be amended quickly.
Reporters and editors made impressive efforts to get the stories of Lewis Baumgartner and the case of Brandon Coleman.
If the Walgreens was a mistake, as advocates and council members appeared belatedly to agree, why repeat the mistake across the street?
North Stadium to east bound I-70 is not a problem, nor is Stadium south to I-70 west. Those are the only problems the new interchange seems to have corrected with no confusion.
Twenty-four billion dollars was wasted. Nothing was gained from it. And when one stops to think of the number of children who probably went to bed hungry during those nights, it can be upsetting.
Newsrooms and the tools that journalists used have changed greatly in recent years, making work places for wordsmiths almost unrecognizable but much safer.
A recent Missourian article used the pronoun "they" to refer to Josie Herrera, a finalist for MU Homecoming king who identifies as gender queer.
Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Harrisonville, voted against reopening the government Wednesday night. She previously has voted for a bill to cut funds from federal food stamps and has spoken out against abortion rights and same-sex marriage.
I still believe that each man and woman on death row needs to have this one chance to prove innocence or guilt beyond a shadow of doubt.
People who have lived all of their lives submerged in a sea of racial supremacy, drowned in the belief that one race is superior to all others, are not likely to recover easily. To learn to accept all human beings as equals, for some, can be a challenge.
Columbia City Council resolution No. R 149-13 is too dense and will not allow for change in terms of limiting violent crime.
A portion of the creed, written by the founding dean of the Missouri School of Journalism, is printed each day in the Missourian's editorial page.