The ever more common occurrence of Republican party leaders targeting the working poor is doing nothing to save the party's reputation.
Contrary to the ranting of many in the anti-gun crowd, weapons that fire fully automatic or in bursts have been banned for decades, and none of the rifles used in either the Virginia Tech, Columbine or Newtown shootings were weapons used by the military.
Children of baby boomers are not energized about the budget and environmental debts they will inherit in the same way their parents were mobilized by the Vietnam War or first Earth Day.
We have gotten to the point where we are willing to blame someone else for every wrongdoing an individual commits.
The Associated Press Stylebook now bans the term as a label. It's actions that count. Not everyone is pleased with the change.
Overall, the outcome suggests that the reality of Columbia comes pretty close to the stereotype. That is, we really are an island of progressive blue in a sea of reactionary red.
Like the three blogs I read about Columbia, my appreciation and love for my other hometowns seem to be missing something very important — the people.
Changing one's opinion is fine, but if it's only to compromise values in favor of political expedience it is contemptible.
The tug-a-war among the states and the national government slows policy-making and can result in interstate inequities, but, if the issue of same-sex marriage is any indication, it often contributes to our nation's resilience.
Instead of focusing on women's health issues, lawmakers should focus on the economy, job creation, highway infrastructure, maintaining prisons and making state parks run well.
Columbia's decision-makers and professionals need to seek a positive, qualitative difference in the lives of all of our residents — not just a few.
It's that time of the year when we place our bets on basketball teams and make choices at the polls. There will be winners and losers, but losses shouldn't be taken personally.
Class reunions are time to recall values, experiences that drew cohort together.
We can’t allow our wounded children to sit round and suffer, waiting until we get the money to treat them.
Old stories have value. That’s why the Missourian launched a system in which everything on the website is free for the first 24 hours but anything older requires a paid membership.
The choices for mayoral, Third and Fourth ward candidates are clear.
Political differences between Missouri republicans and democrats, as seen with the debate over healthcare reform, will be the death of the state citizen's well-being.
The Transportation Security Administration's decision to relax some of its rules on airport screenings is a breath of fresh air.
Our political system, and the political culture surrounding it, makes it nearly impossible to achieve the level of financial responsibility most citizens would expect.
Christianity seems to be dying in America, which could be considered bad for the country.