The effort to cut Social Security benefits isn't a left vs. right argument. Instead, it's a fight between Main Street and the Wall Street elite.
Although Missouri's tax system does need updating in a way that supports the common good, House Bill 253 would have hurt the state.
Before spending millions of dollars on a terminal expansion, taxpayers in Columbia should commit to using their regional airport whenever practical rather than driving to St. Louis or Kansas City.
One of the most important parts of the college experience is to learn how to handle freedom, and exhibit self-control.
It’s not right for someone young to be exposed to something so deadly as a gun. Children should not be exposed to guns — especially in schools.
The NRA would support Congress instead of fight members if it could help draft legislation.
The confusion regarding the "reading wars" lies in the technology. What a recently published article in the Missourian calls “phonics-based instruction” is actually “intensive systematic phonics instruction,” a view of phonics that insists we teach all children all the major rules of phonics in a strict order.
There are not enough words to illustrate how disgusted I am by your decision to allow Kevin Crane to speak at commencement. Kevin Crane is a monster. I believe he is single-handedly responsible for keeping an innocent man, Ryan Ferguson, behind bars.
The fund is part of the way workers are compensated for serious work-related injuries whch leave them permanently unable to work. Sadly, the fund is now bankrupt.
A fundraising lunch raised more than $6,000 in donations for a young couple struggling to pay for cancer treatment. Donations are still being contributed.
Despite the fact that funding per student has more than doubled since the Missouri Outstanding Schools Act of 1993, achievement has remained flat.
Sustainability with better design would help our community in countless ways.
What if brown-skinned children in inner-city schools had the opportunity to sit before their brown-skinned teachers everyday, who instilled in them pride and confidence in themselves and their academics to achieve beyond measure? More people looking like me, teaching people like me?
Fred H. Reiss counts the ways current, local and national, are affecting Columbia.
Battle Garden and Battle High School should include the first names of the Battles.
Since no case of voter impersonation fraud has ever been documented in Missouri, since our state is in the midst of major budget problems, and since it would cost more than $7 million to enact these laws, it seems wasteful for our legislators to spend time and money on this issue.
Journalism today blends professional reporting and online interaction among community members. Both professionals and citizen journalists find it's hard to be error-free when things move so fast.
Delay in making decision about Providence Road safety just delays making the road safer, too.
There is so much need to raise Medicaid eligibility to 138 percent of federal poverty level, so small community hospitals can stay open and provide vital care and stabilization to those who live far from larger cities.
In Missouri, women are paid only 78 cents for every dollar a man is paid. This wage gap costs the average American full-time woman worker between $700,000 and $2 million over the course of her career.