The former USSR knew that if you give oppressed people a hint of freedom, they’d take the lot if not violently run down. The current situation in Iran seems to be echoing past governmental oppression, especially that of the Prague Spring.
Journalists should start treating their product like a product, and not charging for it is simply bad business.
In drafting and approving the Constitution, it's doubtful our founders considered “right” and “left” but rather intended to provide a vehicle for our self government.
There are several important points to consider before using Tax Increment Funding in the Tiger Hotel and Tenth and Locust developments.
The Boone County Fire Protection District is looking for a new fire chief. One of the goals of the board of directors is to involve the public in the selection process by creating an interview panel independent of the board.
Congress needs to pass real health care reform in 2009.
Depending on how you look at it, the proposal by the French government to ban burqas can seem like a blow to religious freedom or boon for secular liberation.
Beginning with the exploitation and colonization of Africa, Asia and the Americas and continuing through today, race has been used as an economic tool.
Community gardens are places where people work side by side — children, the elderly, single parents, students and recent immigrants to our country. These people share stories as well as water and tools, and they slowly build relationships that extend beyond the boundaries of the garden, further strengthening the community.
Does Supreme Court justice nominee Sonia Sotomayor promote judicial activism as her critics have said, or does her voting record indicate she will be a nonpartisan judge?
The president of the League of Women Voters of Columbia/Boone County and health chair of the League of Women Voters of Missouri express their views on health care reform.
The nomination of Judge Sotomayor will give hope to women, mothers and teachers.
Columbia resident Julia Williams disagrees with Missourian columnist David Rosman's view of Palin press coverage.
The greatest people are those who have been able to be content in the worst situations, and it helps to surround one's self with the wisdom of elders.
Would you still attend the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ festival if tickets (for a price) are required for some areas?
Just how much should a newspaper tinker with letters to the editor? Did the Missourian wimp out when it listened to a politician’s version of the facts? There’s been an interesting debate brewing on columbiamissourian.com.
The city should not charge Thumper Productions a "discounted rate" for the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ festival, and then charge admission to make up for the rest of the bill. Charging admission in any form would just discourage the public from attending the event.
"Pepper and Friends" should be retained for the good it has done for the community.
Brian Jarvis reflects on his personal experience with South Carolina's gubernatorial woes and his gratitude for Missouri's relatively low-key chief executive.
After the Honduran coup, the Global Journalist discusses the possibility of a resolution and how this coup stacks up with past conflicts in Latin America.