A lot of conservatives are threatening that the Obama health care plan is one step away from socialism and draconian government oversight. But if the system in place hinders even those who are already insured, then maybe any other system deserves a shot.
Several airline carriers have dropped service in Columbia since 2006, and the most recent numbers show that the number of "deplanements" and "enplanements" are more than half of what they were in 2000. Still, with the arrival of Mesaba in August of 2008, Columbia is slowly seeing an upward trend in activity from the most recent years.
President Obama made the important distinction a few weeks back about being stupid versus acting stupidly. Most people might not be the former, but many have, at one time or another, committed the latter.
Shawn Tully of CNNMoney.com wrote a recent article on the freedoms people would lose with health care reform, but he left a few facts and arguments unsaid. Health care reform is necessary, and simple math proves it works.
The German board game Settlers of Catan succeeds where Monopoly fails at being the perfect board game.
Social networking sites are becoming more popular and some teachers believe they will help enhance the classroom experience. Still, opinions of both teachers and students are mixed on the issue.
More and more people use excessive numbers of photographs as proof they had a good time, but the camera takes the person out of the moment.
With the recent arrest of Carl Alan Giles, in which at least 10 officers were present when Giles was found urinating in an alley, it's time to reexamine the department's use-of-force procedures.
Will charging for Roots 'N' Blues tickets this year produce a lower attendance at the festival?
Stan the Man should have had his day at this year’s MLB All-Star Game, and he should not have been upstaged by anyone, not even the president.
The arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates provided proof that conversations on race are still vital and important. It's up to everyone to know their history in order to maintain the discussion and keep others informed.
A liger-driven story that recently graced the Missourian's home page might not have been hard news, but it did allow readers to meet one of their most pressing needs: getting a daily dose of novelty.
The Boone County Fire Protection District is working to include public opinion in the process for selecting its new fire chief.
For an example of universal health care that works, Americans need only look to Australia.
Should countries buy into the system of national ID cards? Most people agree that this would enhance security, but it also makes it easier for one's information to be lost or stolen.
Students and researchers from Missouri get trapped in vicious fighting in northeastern Nigeria. The risks in writing about them are real, and the decisions aren't simple.
A group of Columbia residents are pushing the city to loosen its rules on raising chickens.
Aside from the “America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009," a second health care reform bill introduced by Representative John Conyers, D-Mich., meets the original premise put forth by candidate Obama of having a single payer healthcare system.
In the grand scheme of things, the American health care system is ranked rather poorly
We've seen what one year of low consumer confidence has done to the city's finances, how should the city keep it from happening again?