The clout of cash in the City Council races is visible but there isn't any correlation that money translates into votes given past local election results, George Kennedy says.
With Republican leaders challenging the constitutionality of the health care bill, approving a bill to prohibit purchasing of insurance that covers abortion and refusing to reign in preditory lendors, ignorance in Congress is everywhere.
The front-runners in the mayoral race are Jerry Wade, Sid Sullivan and Bob McDavid. Take a look at what I think they each have to offer.
A journalist's job is to go to the places you don't want to go and pay attention to the mundane but important details. In that spirit, here is my report on the past couple of forums for Columbia School Board candidates.
The centrality of the city manager's seat during City Council meetings raises the issue of what the proper relationship between the manager and the council should really be.
The legislative responses to Missouri's urgent problems have been short-sighted, partisan and ideological
Although he is somewhat controversial, Columbia Daily Tribune Editor Hank Waters' contributions to journalism cannot and should not be overlooked.
Although the mayoral race has seemingly been narrowed down to three candidates, a major issue to separate them has yet to appear.
The Missouri Department for Higher Education's coordinating board commissioner Robert Stein is the bearer of bad, but accurate, news. Stein recently gave a letter of warning to education officials noting the upcoming fiscal pressure. MU's future might contain increased workloads and less faculty.
Obama's State of the Union address reminds us that change doesn't come instantly.
There wasn't much hands-across-the-aisle action last session, despite how Nixon seemed to remember it in his State of the State speech.
Missouri already has one of the lowest tax burdens – especially on the rich and powerful – of any state. Our level of services – especially for the poor and weak – is also low and headed down.
The best ethics reform would be to let the citizenry finance all campaign costs, but that's never going to happen.