The city manager and the mayor did not act in bad faith regarding the city's position on the Hinkson, but a debate by the council before they acted is the way democracy should work.
The developer who bought the land associated with the Richland Road annexation has gone broke, leaving taxpayers to foot the bill for improvements and the land up for grabs.
Die-hard Democrats should take a look at some post-election realities.
Republicans are already looking to reverse legislation passed in last month's election.
Juan Williams and Keith Olbermann were both reprimanded for expressing their political views.
A Tuesday talk at the League of Women Voters cleared up some misconceptions about health care reform and made clear that it is still very much a work in progress.
With a few exceptions, both state and local election results were as predicted.
You can tell a lot about any issue by looking at who's against it. The opponents of Proposition B are as much of a reason to vote in favor of the controversial measure as anything.
Democratic candidates distancing themselves from Obama may be in trouble for Nov. 2 election.
If passed, Rex Sinquefield's Proposition A would change how St. Louis and Kansas City's budgets are funded and wouldn't allow other cities to vote on whether to impose the same tax laws in the future.
Zoning disputes, like this one, may become more common if the city gets denser rather than expands outward.
A "world class" education has to come with a price tag.
Many successes are being lost in media coverage of criticism.
GEORGE KENNEDY: Constitutional debate alive and well when it comes to corporations' role in elections
As the Constitution celebrates is 223rd birthday, the League of Women Voters held a discussion of a recent Supreme Court case.
On Sept. 10, 2001, life was normal, and terrorism seemed to be the last thing on everyone's mind.
A closer look at the city budget reveals a spendable surplus more than 20 times less than reported in the Columbia Heart Beat.
Robin Carnahan should remember Harry Truman's advice as she campaigns for U.S. Senate.
Worries about Social Security running out can be put to rest by doing a little research. Worrying about cutting benefits to the program should be what Americans lose sleep over.
A balanced budget sounds like a good idea but for the dark times ahead packed in the "anti-stimulus" cloud rolling toward Columbia, we should spend smart now, even if it means deeper deficit.
Wednesday night's meeting dealt largely with whether the complaint filed by a California activist should be heard, since the complainant has no known connection to Columbia.