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.
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.
It appears that state and federal legislators, all of whom are sworn to uphold the federal and state constitutions, are now defying both.
Adventures in editing, translating the work of a fellow author and sending columns through the copy desk at the Missourian provide lessons that help to improve writing.
We are being buried by repetitive philippic rhetoric as different political parties argue over the upcoming budget cuts and sequestration.
Most governments rarely plan further than "tomorrow" for projects, and City Council is forgetting the K.I.S.S. rule – keep it short and simple – with the Providence and other road projects.
Be it asteroids or comets or the CIA, it's the end of the world as we know it.
Reducing or eliminating the Missouri tax base with no plan to replace the money will hurt Missouri.
Missouri's proposed Missouri Standard Science Act, which would require intelligent design to be taught in schools, would only hurt America's science education.
Our right to own and bear arms cannot be taken away until either the Court again changes its ruling or when “We the People” ratify a new amendment to the Constitution.
In addition to politicians, the religious right is responsible for pushing opposition to gun control front and center.
Imagine: Missouri with a healthy and well educated work force, with our K-12 and universities properly funded and being known as a state that takes care of our own. Isn't that the goal?
Our lawmakers in Washington and Jefferson City are putting more effort into distracting us from our real problems than solving them.
Responding to the criticism of the NRA, J. Karl Miller’s Wednesday column is well written but might not fit the mainstream thoughts of the American public.
Two local decisions to leave office and one to pursue re-election call into focus a question central to the person who seeks political office: "Who will you serve?"
College Report Source, along with their brethren, do three things that are at best questionable, at worse the encouragement of cheating.
The arguments that the maintaining of military spending protects the jobs, direct and indirect, of millions of Americans is proper. However, the same argument can be said about Supplemental Security Income (SSI), federal health care and other “welfare” programs.
Many Americans remain pessimistic on a day that is supposed to celebrate how the Wampanoag nation showed the Pilgrims altruism, humanity and optimism in 1621.
No wonder everything seems to happen in the last two weeks of session when you are forced to stay well past midnight and work weekends to complete your job. Just like the procrastinating teenager putting off his homework until the morning it is due.
I take voter fraud seriously. Although it appears that the GOP may be the guilty party, we need to see how many voters file complaints because there is no evidence of registration.