Voters face choices in county, state and federal races, and on Proposition C, which would exempt Missourians from participating in the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Neither Libertarian candidate for the 9th congressional district seemed ready to pass the test for being a good representative at the League of Women Voters' debate.
The lieutenant governor's lawsuit is an example of every citizen's right to address greivances, but the argument over government authority is a states' rights issue.
The U.S. Supreme Court has, in recent years, dealt with cases that pit First Amendment rights against universities' nondiscrimination policies.
This week's ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a ban on handguns has fueled debate on the Founding Fathers' intentions in protecting the right to bear arms.
Similar programs in Denver, New York and Boulder, Colo., have been successful. It could work in Columbia, too.
The Columbia Transit bus system is inconvenient and should be replaced with an expanded service that runs according to a grid system.
Umpire Jim Joyce's erroneous call cost Armando Galarraga his perfect game. Joyce later apologized to Galarraga, turning his mistake into an example of sportsmanship and integrity.
The male steer on "Back at the Barnyard" has udders. And that's just wrong.
Many states could fall victim to the revisions to the curriulum in Texas, the nation's biggest textbook buyer. But the new curriculum threatens the First Amendment, the Constitution, centuries of history and a millenia of progress.
IBM will be good for Columbia, but it won't be quite as beneficial for the community as it has been hyped to be.
Karl is right. There is no penalty for not observing National Prayer Day since it is not a “law.” Unfortunately, as with any law, rule or suggestion of public prayer, not observing makes one different and being different is not acceptable in our polite society.
We have learned from the past, but we must continue to be vigilant and keep a watchful eye for ourselves and our fellow citizens.
New women's basketball coach Robin Pingeton is already being unfairly criticized for her Christian affiliations.
While good in a technical sense, President Barack Obama's speech in Macon was disappointingly short and devoid of concrete goals.
Most commentators are looking to strike up a conversation, using verifiable facts and sources that can be found and analyzed.
Politicians need to grow up and resolve issues with civil communication. That is, unless we want our state and federal government to be run by 5-year-old children.
Eye-witnesses who do not stop or report a crime are a major problem.
Money for surveillance cameras could be better spent on attracting businesses or improving public transportation.
Removing front license plates would not be cost effective because there are $1.4 million worth of license plates and tags already in stock. Plus, the red-light cameras would have to be reworked, so they could function without a front license plate.