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.
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.
Unless we recognize the need for better psychiatric care for our veterans and civilians, incidents like the Fort Hood shooting will continue to happen.
The health care act is not as confusing as many have made it out to be. Even those dead set against it for political reasons seem to like many of the provisions.
In the greater scheme of things, the $69 million is less than 1 percent of the state’s 2014 budget. But considering that the state plans to use $64 million from our reserve fund and from facility maintenance for the budget, that money looks pretty good right now.
The press has focused on a section of one bill that extends the waiting period before the procedure from 24 to 72 hours, but it also requires a woman be shown a video of the procedure.
Phyllis Schlafly's trademark dispute with the Saint Louis Brewing Company is not about beer, but about the name, reputations and politics.
Forcing one’s beliefs upon another is a threat to the religious freedoms of all. At the same time, if religion is used to discriminate against a class of persons, in this case members of the LGBT community, then the situation changes.
Recent deaths of loved ones, and the death of a Columbia Fire Department firefighter this week, reflect the realness of mortality.
Columbia represents MU, Stephens and Columbia colleges, one community college and a number of private for-profit institutions. It is time that U.S. Rep. Vicki Hartzler, R-Mo., take a stand for students and alumni by adding her name as a co-sponsor of H.R 532.
Legalizing marijuana would increase tax revenue and allow the drug to be prescribed for medicinal use, but it would decriminalize a recreational drug and possibly increase illnesses from smoking it.
House Bill 1642 is an effort by Rep. Courtney Allen Curtis, D-Berkeley, to make the high-five Missouri's official greeting.
House Bill 1472 would require schools to notify a parent or guardian when and how evolution will be taught, It would also allow the parent to remove their student from those lessons.
It is time to tell members of the state legislature to take down the roadblocks and get our money back into the state economy. Tell them to pass SB 661, which will provide “for the expansion of MO HealthNet services beginning on Jan. 1, 2015.”
It is not just corporations versus organized labor, but the Republican Party versus every worker in every industry.
In a search for proposed bills, it's hard to find relevant bills because most lack a title. The legislation found was even more confusing.
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.
Let’s celebrate Christmas for what it should be, the rebirth of the planet and peace and tolerance for all mankind.
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.
If the military allows sanctioned chaplains to minister to the needs of the troops, then it must meet the needs of all of the troops, including the servicemen and -women who are atheists, agnostics, freethinkers, skeptics and secular humanists.