"The Help" is a story about racism in the South in the 1960s, and reflects the time period very well.
Our leaders should remember that the government is run by the people, for the people and that politicians' interests aren't the only ones that matter.
Be it a small town or a big city, every experience adds a chapter to life's great adventure. There are things to be gained and lessons to be learned from each way of life.
Computers and cellphones get in the way of us knowing how other people really feel.
It used to be safe for children to roam neighborhoods on Halloween, but times have changed. Parents need to take an active role in supervising their children.
The departure from traditional values in today's tech-driven world is robbing America's youth of the pleasures and opportunities public education used to provide.
As many small-town post offices, people are losing hope in a recovery for the economic job crisis.
We can choose either to live together or die alone. For the sake of the nation and our families, let's learn to peacefully reside among one another, despite our backgrounds and biases.
We are often too apathetic or naive to listen to those around us, but we should pay attention to those seeking peace.
People are much too willing to share personal information, and that's just not necessary.
When parents fail, society assumes the responsibility of taking care of their children. Taxpayers pay for foster care and assume the cost of juvenile justice despite having no control over they way children are raised.
It's time to ask ourselves what democracy is all about and how far we are willing to go to feather our nests.
Americans can learn from those living in villages and hamlets, where residents are the government. If they want something done, they must step in themselves.
Reflecting on the July 4 celebrations of yesteryear and looking toward those of the future.
Missy's sad life is a reminder of why we need laws against puppy mills.
According to a recent article, more service members are taking their own lives than are dying in combat. As Americans, we need to work the problem out.
An upcoming vacation is a reminder that Missouri has the best people, places and things, which is something to celebrate.
A strong feeling of community support makes it much more likely to lead to a fulfilled life.
No one should have to tolerate disrespect in order to do the job they agreed to perform.
As The Cat Who Disappears explores his new home, Missourians should explore their own history.