First ladies are more than just fashion icons. The role of first lady has evolved, yet coverage is still focused on what they wear, not political beliefs.
Over the last year Twitter has grown into one of the most popular social networking sites on the Internet. Do you think Twitter use on the House floor is beneficial or detrimental to what lawmakers are trying to accomplish?
Richard Oliver, dean of MU's School of Health Professions, said last Monday that he would like to keep the Health Connection gym open. But the gym, which is scheduled to close June 30, has become too expensive to operate. Meanwhile, members of the facility have offered to pay higher fees to keep the gym open.
The now-tripled cigarette tax could lower state and federal tax revenue, while taking away personal freedoms of smokers. If the government's cigarette tax backfires, they may look elsewhere for "sin appropriate" tax levies.
When volunteers give of their time and share their skills with Girl Scouts, they help girls to become girls of courage, confidence and character.
The Second Amendment protects citizens' right to bear arms. But gun violence now interferes with everyone else's right to safety. The current state of affairs is far from what the Founding Fathers had in mind when they drafted the Constitution.
Utility companies are getting their way despite economic downturn.
Though the case might be different elsewhere, allowing concealed weapons on the MU campus is a risk without any reasonable prospect of a reward.
Columbia Missourian reporter Mallory Vargon will be at the ceremony, and she talks about what can be expected at the meeting.
The House Joint Resolution 10 will hurt the independence of the judiciary by changing the Nonpartisan Court Plan, which requires a committee of laypersons and attorneys to pick Missouri judges. Instead, the resolution would allow the governor to reject that committee's final choice.
Sen. Claire McCaskill does a great job of meeting with her constituents and answering tough questions honestly. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer should follow her lead and attend the local Health Care for America Now event to have an open dialogue with those trying to understand his positions.
Setting trash out early has become a big problem in the East Campus area of Columbia. Do you think moving the trash collection day to Monday would solve the problem?
Helping my father in the garden became a practical life lesson for me as a young Christian man.
Countries around the world take different stances on gun control.
While the work of editing copy has changed along with most other newspaper jobs, its function remains consistent. If anything, copy editors have an increased responsibility to enhance readers' understanding of news content.
Missouri has not had the best season this year, but Columbia Missourian sports editor Greg Bowers and reporter Andrew Dewitt say the team's game play strategy has made a difference.
National health insurance will give all Americans more options and better coverage.
The government's focus is on big corporations, often leaving out the American people. The Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009 is another example of this. Do not let it pass.
Considering the Virginia Tech shootings in April 2007, would allowing students to carry concealed weapons to class be a wise decision?