As thoughts of summer wind down and thoughts of fall ramp up, families should be sure those festival fall thoughts include safety and preparedness.
During my time as state auditor, Missourians have petitioned my office more than 30 times with the required signatures needed to conduct audits of local and county governments and various political subdivisions. In all of these circumstances government entities were responsive to our audit t…
Each September, the Missouri General Assembly returns to the Capitol to review any legislation that was met with the governor’s veto pen in the summer.
It's a good thing that President Donald Trump has spent time with WrestleMania. He obviously used that experience to finally muscle his way into the main event, when he had been body-slammed aside by the real reality of the devastation from Hurricane Dorian. Yes, I know "muscle" is probably not the first word you'd use when you think of the Trumpster, but there will be no fat-shaming here. Let's leave that to him.
There’s a day, a week or a month for everything these days. Some designations, of course, are more important than others. A designation I hope all of you will heed is this September’s National Preparedness Month.
Have you ever woken up on a Saturday and couldn’t get out of bed? Have there been times you knew you should have gotten dressed, done your hair, brushed your teeth or cleaned your house and spent the rest of the evening beating yourself up because you never did?
In the past few years, the word “influencer” has entered people’s vocabulary. Looking up a few definitions on Google, the clearest is “a social media influencer is a user who has established credibility in a specific industry, has access to a huge audience and can persuade others to act base…
The New York Times, an organization devoted to gathering and publishing information, doesn't want people to gather or publish information inconvenient to it.
Much of the work done by the Missouri House and Senate from January to May finally became law as many of the bills approved by the legislature and signed by the governor officially took effect on Aug. 28. It was during the 2019 legislative session that the House and Senate combined to send 9…
President Donald Trump has broached the idea of purchasing the massive and largely frozen island of Greenland from Denmark. Cue the laughter. My Montreal-raised wife tells me that in the nearly uninhabitable frozen tundra country of her youth, she and her Canadian friends grew up exclaiming, "It's as cold as Greenland!" But POTUS, evidently, was serious.
For a man who doesn't read a lot, President Donald Trump sure has been influenced by history. What's amazing about the days of yesteryear is not just that we keep repeating their errors, but that these mistakes move so seamlessly through time, the past being prologue and all that Shakespeare stuff.
You’ve likely heard of the HPV vaccine, but what you may be surprised to hear is that it is one of the most important advances in the field of cancer in the last 20 years. And while it may not be on the list of required vaccines at your child’s school, it is still very important for your child’s future health and well-being.
Democracy’s premise is that ordinary citizens can make solid decisions on complex issues. But this basic principle and the structure of laws and practices erected over the centuries to safeguard it are being questioned as rarely before.
Recently introduced legislation in the U.S. Senate, the so-called “Patients Rights Act” (S. 1993), should be renamed the “Patient Anguish Is Neverending Act” (PAIN Act) because that’s exactly what will happen if this bill is enacted.
I recently had a conversation with a friend who is knowledgeable about Title IX, the landmark legislation that nearly a half century ago, in 1972, banned discrimination on the basis of sex within federally funded schools. Its impact has been felt the most in terms of providing a level playing field for girls to engage in sports. During our passionate conversation, I started wondering what the world would be like if all girls worldwide had access to sports, that is, had their Title IX.
An important piece of health care legislation, Senate Bill 514, that was recently signed into law by Gov. Mike Parson will require insurance companies to cover therapeutic care for children with disabilities. With the new law now set to go into effect, Missouri will become one of three state…
When Joe Biden says he's running for president, he means it literally. He likes to be seen jogging around at his various campaign events. Obviously, that's his way of showing that at 76, he's not too old for the grueling physical and mental challenges of being POTUS. But it does raise a question: Is he aware that the bigger problem is his running off at the mouth?
I had an amazing experience over the weekend that blew my mind. I couldn’t help but to think, why doesn’t every bar, everywhere, have something like this?
It has become routine: President Donald Trump spends a golfing break at one of his properties. Tragically, horrific gun massacres also have become part of the routine, two of them just the other weekend, one of them clearly the consequence of a white supremacist who had gone over the edge, armed with the most lethal handheld weapons of mass destruction.