advertisement

Opinion

LETTER: Advocates can help prevent child abuse in Missouri

With the help of volunteers and advocates, Missourians can reduce the number of deaths caused by child abuse and neglect.

The Beat: Columbia Regional Airport's master plan for the future

Columbia Missourian Public Life editor Scott Swafford and reporter Chris Canipe joined Eric Durban on KBIA's "The Beat" to discuss the airport plan.

Why it's hard to love Twitter

Editor Evan Smith last week told students at MU about his Twitter conversion: He went from "hater to a zealot." I would love to follow his lead, but Twitter, for all its good points, is still hard to love.

Today's Question: What would be an appropriate sentence for Charles Williams III?

Last week a Boone County judge threw out the initial sentencing of a Columbia teen convicted of second-degree robbery, citing an error made by the prosecution in its closing argument. What should the jury recommend in his new trial for sentencing?

LETTER: We must not let Afghanistan turn into Vietnam

Carolyn Doll writes that we must learn from our past military failures and find a new approach to combating al-Quaida in Afghanistan.

The Beat: A look inside the 'One in 50 Million' health care feature

Missourian health editor Katherine Reed and reporter Angela Hamilton visited The Beat to talk about the feature.

Liberal, conservative terms can be too broad to mean much

Everyone knows what they mean, and they mean something different to everyone.

Today's Question: Would you support a competitive, government-run insurance option?

Polls show that many Americans would support one a government-run insurance option ... as long as it's not called a public option.

Power sharing not working in Zimbabwe

President Robert Mugabe has shut out Prime Minister Morgan Tsangirai repeatedly during the coalition government.

MU's mostly sobering financial outlook has some bright spots

The university might not be in the best financial situation, but things aren't as bad as they could be.

Too many believe there is only one 'right religion'

Too many believe that there can only be one “right religion," but we all take different avenues seeking our personal truths and we stumble when others believe differently.

Today's Question: What should the United States’ energy future look like?

In June, the U.S. House of Represenatives passed legislation that would reduce the emission of greenhouse gases by 83 percent by 2050.

Religion should monitor crime, not the government

Instead of the government tracking criminals, religious institutions should hold people accountable for their actions.

LETTER: Most doctors favor public health care option

The majority of doctors and Americans favor a public insurance option in the health care reform bill.

Women's fashion magazines are evil, yet impossible to resist

Despite their dubious commerical ethics and unattainable standards of feminine beauty, glossy women's fashion magazines keep sucking me back in.

Today's Question: Should fire chief candidate's sons' arrests affect hire?

Fire chief candidate Kenneth Craft Jr.'s two sons have arrest records in Lee County, Fla. Kenneth M. “Casey” Craft III, then 17, was arrested in March 2004 on suspicion of burglary and theft, and Corey Craft, 19, was arrested April 7 on suspicion of five counts of third-degree theft.

'Knock Out King' participant Williams doesn't deserve 12-year sentence

Charles Williams III will be sentenced Friday. The jury that convicted him of second-degree robbery suggested 12 years, but Judge Kevin Crane can and should send the teen to jail for a shorter period of time. When you remove emotion from the equation, it becomes clear that the suggested punishment doesn't fit Williams' crime.

Women are qualified to bring a return to civility

History contains many examples of women being the force behind change. Perhaps it's time for women to follow history's footsteps and lead the campaign to return to civility.

Limbaugh undeservedly banned from Rams purchase

Limbaugh is a controversial figure but should not be banned from NFL business deals.

Yes EU can: Why Americans should understand the European Union

At a time when Barack Obama is preparing for his administration's first summit with the EU, it's important to remember just how tightly America's prosperity is tied to that of our neighbors across the Atlantic, and what a significant role they play in the global economy.

advertisements