If big corporations would pay their fair share, money would be available for critical, life-saving programs.
For too long, policymakers, including coal-state senators from both parties like Democrat Claire McCaskill and Republican Roy Blunt of Missouri, have put off the costs for another day.
The problem of uninsured Missouri residents impacts everyone. The uninsured miss out on preventive care and management of chronic illnesses that could keep them out of emergency rooms and hospitals.
I eagerly await the selection of a permanent Director of the Press and look forward to discussions with that person about future directions of the Press.
MU Chancellor Brady Deaton believes the Senate's immigration bill will provide international students a clear path to stay in the U.S. after graduation to create new American jobs.
This year's bill required some Missouri-style compromise and commonsense — and while nobody got everything they wanted, it's a bill that we can all be proud of, and that passed the Senate with a large bipartisan majority.
There is nothing as rich as the development and remembrance of a shared experience. On the other hand, there is nothing as frustrating as a lack of unity in an experience or endeavor requiring it.
The disclosure of data mining has aroused condemnation at both ends of the political spectrum. The far right and the far left alike have criticized this as an invasion of privacy. Either way, though, it's time for the Obama administration to be more transparent.
The news about sexual violence against both women and men in our nation’s military services is so egregious that political combatants have joined forces to fight the issue and end the abuse.
The Interfaith Day Center at 616 Park Ave. in the First Ward is a daytime drop-in and referral hub.
It would be worth reporting on budget allocations for the UM Press for the current year and the proposed fiscal year.
Republicans and others are calling for a special prosecutor to investigate the allegations against the Obama administration.
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.