J. Karl Miller
National defense is indeed costly, but it serves as our insurance policy for freedom.
Both President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney have traded charges that the other has not provided a plan for the future. However, the president's four-year, less-than-successful record augurs little optimism for the future.
Proposition B, the proposed 760 percent increase in cigarette tax, is an example of James Madison's "Tyranny of the Majority," with a so-called well-meaning majority ganging up on Missouri's smoking population.
Conflict has filled the recent headlines: Chicago teachers, NFL referees and presidential candidates have all sparked partisan debates.
Former President Bill Clinton and First Lady Michelle Obama were the highlights of the convention.
There is a choice on the November ballot — what is past is past. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan bring values of faith, family and choice to America.
Paul Ryan could inject youth, vigor and budgetary expertise into the Romney campaign.
The first day of school embodies many of the changes that have taken place in education since the 1940s, but core values from the past remain relevant to academic success today.
Missouri's contest for U.S. Senate is expected to exemplify the political leanings of the country. Does Claire McCaskill or Todd Akin hold the edge in the upcoming election?
The Games of the Olympiad are not perfect, but they trump any other international cooperation effort.
Recent comments by Chick-Fil-A President Dan Cathy have prompted public protest and threats to deny permits to open new restaurants, and J. Karl Miller contends that freedom of speech is being lost in the outrage.
J. Karl Miller writes that much of the campaign favoring increased gun control after the recent shooting in Aurora, Colo., is both ill-informed and intentionally untrue.
The American Dream isn't dead. Hardworking individuals that immigrate to the United States are proof of that.
J. Karl Miller offers a rebuttal to the Boone County Democratic Party Central Committee's guest commentary featured in the Missourian.
The growing obesity problem in the U.S. can only be solved by individual desire to be healthier, the columnist writes.
If you want your elected officials to make the changes you believe need to be made, then you have to make sure your voice is heard.
Blaming former presidents, corporations and "1 percenters" for today's societal ills is beyond logic and reason.
Protest of conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh's induction into the Hall of Famous Missourians is rife with partisan opinions and ignores his accomplishments and charity work.
Regardless of protesters who think the celebration glorifies war, the annual air show and parade are must-sees.
Today's youth are too quick to complain and covet while not putting in the work required to achieve what they desire.