- “Dreams are a big motivator, to be sure, and the American Dream has been persistant. But it's a bit ...”
- “I've never cared for the sanitized term 'food insecure.' It makes it sound like the food itself has an ...”
- “For healthcare to have become such a large political football that a legal mandate to buy insurance or pay a ...”
- “Mr. Shapiro: thanks for the reference. But please be careful putting the unecessary G at the end of my name ...”
- “I haven't been following this story in the news lately. Is 'Food police' a term used by the government ...”
- “If so many students aren't sufficiently prepared for college, shouldn't we be looking at earlier education for a ...”
- “Louis: yes, we come upon the problem that war is by the leaders and for the leaders. While it would ...”
- “This is one that I'm divided on. On the one hand, to dishonor those who have voluntarily put their ...”
- “With capitalism as our economic base, of course we will have wealthy and poor. There's no sin in being ...”
- “"Moore didn't enjoy his time at Brookside, describing it as "too generic, kind of bland.""
This is what happens ...”
- “I've seen other people ask this question but never heard a satisfying response: If I pay taxes and don ...”
- “I'm curious: if 'both sides of the issue' are being looked at, was a sample made of Mexican Americans ...”
- “The AASA quote provided by Mr. Shapiro seems to hit the nail on the head. Share power, for most of ...”
- “What's being discussed is the orientation, not sexual techniques. Nor are they addressing sexual predators or addicts. Not the ...”
- “If laws are designed to prevent harm, what harm is being addressed here? If someone is uncomfortable with ideas of ...”
- “I'm interested in the disparity between database numbers and media reported numbers. Are the media misrepresenting facts? Sensationalizing so ...”
- “Whether we have real gangs or just wannabes, what they provide is a sense of family and common purpose where ...”
- “"...well-defined physiological symptoms..."
Marijuana isn't highly physically addictive, like cocaine, nicotine, and caffiene, although there will be slight physical ...”
- “"...has never killed anyone from overdose in the thousands of years that it has been used and is not addictive ...”
- “When I read this piece -- which the Colonel and I heartily agree on -- I was thinking of the exchange Mr ...”
- “A feint toward ad hominem, Mr. Christian. I will not join.”
- “Mr. Shapiro writes, "government run public schools currently indoctrinate students into liberal progressive beliefs."
Progress is a bad thing? Where ...”
- “Follow the money. Who's making the most money off of the price of gas? That's who's setting ...”
- “Two researchers having a spat in a public forum is comical. It was nice for Ms. O'Leary to have ...”
- “I'd like to see more discussion about Ms. Nolen's point about oppression. I suspect that it's like ...”
- “My daughter, in college, called last night trying to figure out how to do an assigned essay. Clearly they are ...”
- “Having this article on the same front page with the story about the soup kitchen is kind of weird. What ...”
- “"The closer the governers rule, the more the people will rebel." -- Lao Tse”
- “"Districts would have to use at least half the advertising revenue to pay for student transportation." Where does the other ...”
- “Mr. Williams: it seems that when we start arguing specific wording then we are into semantics that distract from the ...”
- “The Colonel's pieces always excite conversation. Interesting irony here: talk of war has people fighting.
I agree that the ...”
- “In a culture which in many respects overtly and covertly speaks against diversity, and which works backwards from the civil ...”
- “My wish: that we wouldn't try to divide ourselves by 'my party is less racist than your party'. Kind ...”
- “I've always wondered how the people take it when their leader, who is considered a god or a demi-god ...”
- “Good pictures, y'all. Some of them were difficult lighting.”
- “I did present a point of view that wasn't being expressed here and didn't express anything on the ...”
- “Mr. Williams: you forgot to include in your thinking that both Zenobia and her boyfriend are working, albeit in lower-paying ...”
- “Missourian: could you provide information on the hike at Rock Bridge for those interested? Thank you.”
- “Thank you, Colonel. Merry Christmas.
Frohliche Weihnacht, Herr Smith.”
- “We can be very involved in the world's problems and conflicts without going to war. I would expect this ...”
- “Thank you for writing this.
For many years the City of Columbia sponsored diversity discussions, a 'study circle' setting where ...”
- “On Bott Radio I often hear them say that they present 'Christian news'. For the life of me, I can ...”
- “As usual, Col. Miller shows that he is more than a single-track thinker. Some interesting things to consider.
Since higher ...”
- “If I'm gonna pay to use the Interstate, I want to enjoy the scenery. Take down all the billboards ...”
- “Having just gone through a unit on Right to Privacy, people who are considered public officials or otherwise often in ...”
- “One of the points of this article is that people who are usually unheard in public discourse are speaking out ...”
- “Perhaps the killjoys 'protest too much'? Get to know your dark side before trying to wipe out everybody else's ...”
- “Mr. Williams: interesting line of thought. Any ideas on how to get there? Simplicity can be a really, really good ...”
- “Upwards of seventy percent of war casualties are civilians -- innocents. If innocence makes a difference, should we outlaw war?”
- “Agreed, Col. Miller. No profanity and no personalized name calling. I'm careful about name calling for groups, too. It ...”
- “"Please be civil and refrain from profanities and name-calling..."
--User policy for commenting to the Missourian.
"certifiable “moon bat” fringe ...”
- “Even though many of the conditions are different -- time, place, history of relations between the two peoples -- every time I ...”
- “One of the main points of this and the Springfield opinion piece is that NCLB is unrealistic. The bell curve ...”
- “P.S. I've had fun over the years with people who ask if my name is spelled with one ...”
- “I was thinking more about the anti-Obama crowd alleging class warfare. If Obama is waging war, the issue didn't ...”
- “No takers on whether Obama is waging class warfare or joining it?
Paul: in order to cut defense spending we ...”
- “"Class warfare."
Is Obama waging it, or joining it?”
- “Education and profession have had me dealing with emotional dysfuntion for about 25 years. Without going through my long spiel ...”
- “Since terrorism has to do with manipulation by fear, it would be interesting to have a review on the effect ...”
- “"MAD is the best we've come up with." Is it good enough? When those making policy aren't coming ...”
- “Maybe we should address what underlies the nuclear threat: those who are willing to use them.
There's been enough ...”
- “Granted: it's hard to unknow what we know. We know how to make and use nuclear weapons. We have ...”
- “The description of compulsive gambling in comparison to other compulsions such as alcoholism looks pretty accurate. However, unless The List ...”
- “Waste in wartime spending?
Money is power. Those with it make the rules. Military industrialists have been reaping it ...”
- “Kansas City didn't exist until after the Civil War?
Technically, the name may not have existed until around 1850 ...”
- “I'm no law scholar. Is there any consequence to the prosecutor for knowingly presenting false evidence?”
- “It's amusing and maddening to watch the Republican side refuse to work or compromise with anything Obama, then label ...”
- “I recognize the need to keep up with advances in communication technology, which directly impacts the Missourian. I am concerned ...”
- “My gut thinks that peerage titles are different from educationally-earned titles.
And if doctors get to be called Doctor by ...”
- “Nobody's ever answered a question I've been asking for years: if the techniques of modern warfare result in ...”
- “I commonly see the figure that the top 1% of wage earners pay 40% of the taxes. I also read ...”
- “So you're saying that it's okay to remove calories -- which I applaud you for -- but not to reduce ...”
- “Legally, the State is the victim (e.g. The State of Missouri vs. ___). They don't have to care about ...”
- “I'm looking forward to being able to take pictures from the top level. Not sure how many times you ...”
- “As one politician put it, you have the right to speak your mind, but you don't have the right ...”
- “Why don't they report what the oil company profits have been, and what they are projected to be with ...”
- “Every person, organization, church, community, business, reading circle, and fishing group has a history and stories to tell. Everyone is ...”
- “From a religious standpoint it is constitutional. From a civil standpoint it is unconstitutional.
Government is supposed to be civil.”
- “Curious comments. I'm not sure how learning about another culture waters down your own. Getting outside the U.S ...”
- “We all know that under the influence things are said that wouldn't dare be said sober. It reflects something ...”
- “"Why does "diversity training" sound like "thought police" to me?"
Good question. What answer did you come up with?”
- “It needs to be a little clearer than shooting them if 'you are afraid'. It's closer to 'if you ...”
- “It's an interesting point, that we keep digressing into incivility. I saw on a local TV website today that ...”
- “Did a few crossword puzzles, started painting the bathroom, went out to walk a couple of miles and take pictures ...”