You are viewing the print version of this article. Click here to view the full version.
Columbia Missourian

This was a good week for lively community conversations

By Jake Sherlock
January 16, 2009 | 12:00 p.m. CST

Dear Reader,

This has been a great week for community conversation at and in the Missourian opinion section


Related Media

In case you missed some of the conversations, here are my recommendations for good reading this weekend:

There are many more topics open for debate that I didn't highlight here, and certainly even more topics will come up next week when Barack Obama is inaugurated. Besides the debate over the lousy economic conditions and what to do about them, there are also reports that he'll do away with "don't ask, don't tell" and allow gays to serve in the military.

And you never know what will come out of Jefferson City when the General Assembly is in session and a new governor is trying to find his footing. This week's hubbub over reporters using cell phones was ridiculous. Let's hope for more substantial news next week. It's not like there aren't more important issues facing Missourians.

I invite you to share your thoughts and voice your opinions on our Web site and in the opinion section. If you're interested in writing a guest column or letter to the editor, please e-mail them to Or, if you prefer, leave a comment on this story or any other. We love to see what you have to say.