Before our elected officials criticize Iran's election system, they should look themselves in the mirror and make changes to the U.S. system, including abolishing the Electoral College.
Humans are notoriously exclusive creatures, allowing the familiar into their circles and rejecting the foreign. Only an alien invasion would present a foreign entity great enough in size and type to unite us all as a people.
Although graveyards can aid in the grieving process, a much more peaceful and cathartic experience could be had by leaning against a couple of trees in honor of the deceased and be surrounded by life.
The sidewalks in many portions of the city are badly cracked or completely unnavigable. The city needs to do something about it for joggers, walkers and citizens in wheelchairs who have no other options.
The administration’s glorious augury of “Cap and Trade” act cutting noxious greenhouse gases to the bone while creating millions of “green” jobs is more consistent with imagination and theory than with fact.
For some of us, as young women, dressing for the occasion was as much a part of the event as our attendance. Making certain that the dress, the shoes and yes, even the makeup was right, was a part of the fun. It’s hard to imagine growing up as a female without this rite of passage.
While the U.S. Department of Agriculture has minimal requirements for dog owners, society sets a higher standard, which leads to the term "puppy mills" for the technically legal but inhumane treatment of dogs.
The Pedestrian and Pedaling Network voices its opinion on City Council's June 15 approval of a bicycle harassment ordinance.
We expect to see advertisements in our media, but there’s got to be a line drawn between what space is for rent and what isn’t. The sale of a New York City subway stop seems to bode badly for that line's coordinates.
If the state requires motorcyclist to wear helmets, is it unnecessarily infringing on their rights?
Q&A about what the U.S. is doing to get soldiers out of Iraq.
The inner-city youth need a presence to guide them, and we can't help them on our own. Only with Jesus as their homeboy will they be led down the right path.
The Fourth of July might seem like one giant pyrotechnics display, but it symbolizes a lot more for American journalists.
On the day we celebrate our independence, lets also recognize the power of the Consitution and our freedoms, which can be seen each day in the actions of our neighbors.
Rep. Chris Kelly explains why he thinks a bond issue to raise money for capital improvements is the right step for Missouri to take.
Although he's only been in office a short while, Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton has already defused a long-running controversy, made a good impression on City Council and openly supported the idea of a civilian review board.
Walmart Stores Inc. deserves praise for its charitable donations to local programs such as Meals on Wheels of Columbia.
The term "puppy mill," used recently by Attorney General Chris Koster, is derrogatory and should be removed from vocabulary. Words should not be used to confuse professional kennels with illegal, unlicensed breeding facilities.
Health care premiums are through the roof, and Blaine Luetkemeyer and his staff need to understand how important the issue is to Missouri citizens.
Sometimes it's unclear just how our attitudes evolve as we grow older, but when it comes to novels, revisiting old favorites can inform the ways in which our minds have changed or matured.