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Opinion

LETTER: Understanding health care options can save you money

During this open enrollment period, customizing your health care plan specifically for you can help cut costs while optimizing your coverage.

Rod Gelatt gave radio conversations life

You learn soon that he (Gelatt) is a giant in the world of journalism. In the top floor studio of Jesse Hall, he brought light to the "cave."

The Primes: Finally, a reasonable name for the decade

Without a name, it is difficult to give weight to concepts and ideas. There's no entry point. And, measuring time in sets of 10 years is a fairly new, American idea.

LETTER: Children in jeopardy should be at forefront of presidential campaign

American children live in poverty and violence. The government should protect and provide for this overlooked group.

Characteristics and requirements for a president

One of the early political lessons I learned from my dad was this evaluation of presidents: "Franklin Roosevelt showed us that an individual could be president for life; Harry Truman that anyone could be president; Dwight Eisenhower that we may not really need one; and several others that we might be better off without one."

McCain fails to lead on disabilities issues in campaign

Despite McCain's experience with disability as a prisoner of war, his campaign Web site, unlike Obama's, lacks a comprehensive policy pertaining to disabled Americans.

LETTER: Obama, Biden will make a great team

Obama and Joe Biden will make a very good team, while Palin is not really qualified and there are concerns about McCain's health and age.

Straightforward solutions needed for complicated problems

So how strong is America, and how long can we allow the runaway entrepreneurial culture to suck the resources from the American citizen for the benefit of a few? We are beginning to see the outcomes of this process.

Election polls expose some Americans' racism to the world

An Associated Press-Yahoo poll showed that many white Americans would not vote for a candidate because of the color of his skin. It's time for America to move on and get over themselves.

 

LETTER: TV inappropriately depicts women's violence during rape awareness week

The sensationalizing of violence against women during a week designated against it is unproductive and raises questions about ethics in media.

Community Conversation: Let's talk about the next president and our town

I have no doubt that Columbia will be a different place four years after the election. Which candidate is promoting the policies that will leave mid-Missouri residents better off four years from now? 

Urban pioneers transform mule barn into innovative space

Neither steers nor butchers would feel at home. What you see is a beautifully stripped down and cleaned up 18,000 square feet of what Brian and Joy Pape are calling, and hoping will become, "upscale commercial space."

$700 billion equals what?

All the populace knows is that somewhere there is $700 billion that will be used to fix another fine financial mess we have gotten ourselves in.

Education and alternatives are crucial in solving abortion issue

 Pro-life means you should support abortion alternatives, which help the woman decide to keep her baby. A woman needs to feel she can have help to raise her baby properly.

Letter: What are Columbia's City Council's priorities?

Is the will of the people that all of these facilities be built, or is it the will of our City Council?

Print ads can't keep up with the morning train — or school bus

As audiences continue to splinter across the explosion of Web pages, they mostly commute on the same trains, walk the same blocks and drive the same roads as before the Internet. The train advertisement is spectacularly, and eerily, effective.

Providing the check on open-source journalism

As the Internet provides a larger forum for citizen journalists, the need for control of accuracy and fraud is becoming more apparent.

Palin breaks glass-ceiling, much to dismay of media, feminists

Most of you remember Dinah Washington's "What a Difference a Day Makes."  If one transposes that thought to "What a Difference a Political Ideology Makes," there is an excellent analogy of the mainstream media's and of the syndicated editorial columnists' reaction to Sen. McCain's selection of Sarah Palin as his running mate. Like the "Energizer Bunny," it just keeps on going.

LETTER: Long-term energy plan needed to solve problems

A long-term energy plan, not just the decision to institute offshore drilling, is needed to protect our national security, rejuvenate our economy and save our planet.

LETTER: Time to take action on illegal activities in Paquin Park

The chronic drinking and drug activities in Paquin Park, which is directly behind the Lee Elementary, can or could affect the children nearby.

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