Editorials

Make a health goal as relaxed as summer – just one small change

By Dr. Graham A. Colditz, Siteman Cancer Center
    In our social media-driven world, it’s the big stories and the spectacular images that can often grab the most attention. And it’s not just in topics like news, politics or sports, but also in areas that are more personal, like health and wellness. Spend just a few minutes scrolling through our phones, and we may see popular posts about 1,000-mile bike rides, jaw-dropping yoga poses and eight-course vegan gourmet meals.

Let's fix the Medicare sign-up process

By Janet Trautwein
    Each year, an obscure federal rule forces thousands of seniors to pay penalties for the rest of their lives simply because they made an honest mistake while signing up for Medicare. That number will rise unless Congress modernizes the program's enrollment process.

The price of a purge

By Phill Brooks
    A recent suggestion by a Missouri Senator of a Senate leadership purge reminded me about the last time the Senate's top leader was ousted.

Is the Supreme Court still a defender of press freedom?

By Tony Mauro, Special Correspondent, Freedom Forum
    For decades, the Supreme Court has interpreted the First Amendment as the protector of the nation’s news media:
    • In New York Times Co. v. Sullivan in 1964, the court made it easier for journalists to criticize public figures without being sued.

Farm Bureau stands united behind America’s farmers and ranchers at the southern border

By Garrett Hawkins
    In rural Missouri, we know what it’s like to feel forgotten. Coastal elites think of us as “flyover country” and have no idea what our lives are like or what we struggle with. When hard times come, the last thing you need is to feel like nobody’s listening and nobody cares.