President Barack Obama's education plan includes investing in early childhood education, stiffening test standards and increasing funding for teacher training.
Reform for health care, housing, banking and economic stimulus will bring government spending to previoulsy unseen levels.
Columbia Missourian reporters Ben Magnuson and Taylor Barney talk about each of the candidates and the issues that are shaping this race.
Sports editor Greg Bowers and reporters William Powell and Luke Thompson talk about the Missouri-Oklahoma game.
Local government editor Scott Swafford and reporter Jessica Cherry talk about the project.
It is absurdly simplistic to conclude from a comparison of arrest rates that the Sheriff’s Department is doing racial profiling.
The Missouri House passed a bill that outlaws coerced abortion while essentially mandating that physicians do all they can to coerce women into giving birth.
Alice Walker's visit to Gaza to see the results of the recent Israeli offensive doesn't take into account that there is devastation on the Israeli side too.
Stephens students, who are required to live on campus all four years, will be forced to share rooms next year.
With a new superintendent on the way in, the Columbia School Board president and vice president are leaving and two new members will be elected.
Corporations shouldn't have control of democracy.
Instead of sending more troops to the Middle East, America would be better served by a focus on securing its borders. Meanwhile, corporate leaders have too much influence on government, which does not represent the interests of Americans as well as working middle-class leaders would.
A reader wrote a letter to U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer regarding the stimulus bill and the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center.
A reader encourages Columbia residents to vote for City Council members on April 7 and to re-elect Barbara Hoppe.
The Missouri Department of Transportation is conducting studies and seeking input on adding lanes to I-70 even though there is no money for the project.
The economic crisis in the U.S. has spread to Europe, hitting the poorer countries of Central and Eastern Europe especially hard. The balance of the EU is strained as it faces the first real economic strain since the introduction of the euro in 1999. Still, Europe's economy seems to be doing better than the U.S.
Managing editor Jeanne Abbott and reporter Kyle Schettler talk about the connection between the price at the pump and at the grocery store.
The Opinion page at the Missourian should require real names behind all opinions and all rumors should be scrutinized.
Trash in the East Campus neighborhood has been accumulating when residents place their bags out early. How can the city help curb the cost of using special pickups when complaints are made?
Columbia's insufficient public transportation will get worse as the city's population grows.