There is general agreement what Americans want from the news media and what journalists want to report, according to studies that also revealed a troubling caveat: a nagging feeling among both that the ideal isn’t being met.
It’s much too early to know if the Florida high school shooting survivors will be successful in their Road to Change campaign, which aims to expand their grassroots activism from rallies and school walkouts to registering young voters, with the goal being stricter gun laws.
No one knows what the outcome will be in the talks between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. President Trump already is backing off his tough talk about North Korea and its nuclear weapons, and more stricter sanctions.
The discussions about education never stop. They are as steady as the flow of the Missouri River. There’s a new study out that shows the benefit of teaching, even demanding, student self-discipline as is found in Catholic, Lutheran and some other private schools.
The help wanted signs are all over. Help wanted ads fill the classified sections of newspapers. The unemployment rate is at an 18-year low at 3.8 percent. There is a severe worker shortage.
One’s health condition can be a signal to retire. Such is the case with Presiding Commissioner of Franklin County John Griesheimer, who announced that he will retire July 6 due to his health.
The college and high school graduates of 2018 probably wonder what’s ahead in their lives. Not too many years ago, male graduates in particular had the years ahead laid out for them because military service was awaiting them.
The Missouri House has approved a bill to expand the law as to who can carry concealed weapons in public schools. Under the proposed law, school districts could designate any employee as a school protection officer, which would make them eligible to carry concealed firearms in schools.
We had not heard much about Phoebe Apperson Hearst lately, that is until The Wall Street Journal published a book review about her. She was born near St. Clair. Probably many residents of Franklin County know little about her.
A group called Clean Missouri delivered more than 340,000 petition signatures to the Missouri Secretary of State’s office calling for a ballot initiative on ethics reform in state government.
No more suspense. President Donald Trump and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un will meet June 12 in Singapore for discussions about the future of North and South relations, which, of course, involve the United States. This country has about 27,000 ground troops and many military facilities in…
What can be done about people with mental health problems who have access to guns and eventually explode and kill people? The shootings are occurring too often and the nation should be alarmed.
The Missouri Senate approved a budget proposal the past week that will increase funding for older Missourians who suffer with debilitating physical impairments and chronic medical conditions. The additional financial aid would help pay for the highly specialized 24-hour nursing home services…
One of the largest federal agencies is the Department of Veterans Affairs, which has 370,000 employees. The agency is in the news often and many times it is because of problems and scandals.
Can education be saved from its mounting downward plunge? The fall began a long time ago. Probably the most noticeable part of the educational decline has occurred in our high schools.
The Republican Party strategy in upcoming midterm elections is to feature ads that picture Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi as backing Democratic candidates, who if elected would be like them, far to the left.
Gov. Eric Greitens has had lofty ambitions. The White House has been his goal. Now after the release of the Missouri House’s preliminary investigation report, his ambitions have been further shattered. For months there have been calls for his resignation and since the report has been issued,…
Money in politics roared out of control so long ago it almost qualifies as a relic of another period when candidates didn’t have to spend millions on television advertising and other mediums in the electronic age.
Now that the Washington capital improvements tax has been approved for an eight-year run, the next step is to assign priorities to the projects that are to be built with the revenue.