Teachers and school administrators should make strict rules in the classroom to prevent bullying, as some students are growing up without a basic understanding of right and wrong.
A single-payer system should be a part of the discussion on health care reform.
With seven states issuing proposals to remove concealed-carry permits as public record, the public should consider the benefits of keeping them available. Keeping the records public may have some regulations for protection, but having the information available is more helpful than keeping it secret.
Interim superintendent Jim Ritter is asking for a 1 percent raise for teachers, even as the district might need to borrow money to meet payroll. Should the Columbia Public Schools approve a raise for teachers if the district might have to borrow money to pay for the increase?
Writer at conspiracy Web site uses inaccurate research.
Even though research shows that healthy children learn more effectively, some Missouri schools are decreasing the amount of time students spend in PE class.
Is President Obama's decision to continue the war in Afghanistan a wise choice?
Columbia Tomorrow, a site about development in Columbia, was developed to keep residents in the know about decisions that affect the way we live in mid-Missouri.
The Missouri General Assembly is facing a budget deadline, but it seems like more of a horse race than a functioning legislature.
The Missouri House passed projects for receiving some of the $300 million in federal stimulus across the state. Among the projects approved was money for Ellis Fischel Cancer Center and MU hospitals. Do you think the General Assembly is allocating the stimulus money effectively? Are you happy with what Columbia looks to receive from the package?
As the state legislative session winds down, only a very small percentage of more than 1,800 proposed bills have been "Truly Agreed To and Finally Passed." There are way too many bills introduced to get to all of them.
Columbia Missourian assistant news editors Katie Walley and Pam Cohen talk about what they learned at the conference.
The Obama administration should reconsider its tax code proposal and instead adopt the Fair Tax Act, which would be fairer to low-income people and bring trillions of dollars of offshore capital back to the U.S.
It’s National Pet Week and the 94th annual Be Kind to Animals Week, a little reminder to stop and think about how your pet enriches your life. And for those who don’t have a furry companion, it's a good chance for you to think about whether you are at that point in your life where you can adopt a new member into the family.
In the midst of a budget crunch, Missouri lawmakers have bigger things to worry about than changing the state Constitution to disenfranchise thousands of voters. The rights of all citizens should be protected, not just those with state IDs.
MU freshman quarterback Blaine Dalton, 18, was recently arrested after Columbia police found him in possession of prescription pills during a traffic stop. He was suspended from the team indefinitely after the arrest. Are you pleased with how the MU football staff is handling Dalton's situation? Is there a larger discipline problem on the team that the staff is failing to address?
After years of research and discourse, the Missouri Department of Transportation has decided on a "preferred alternative" for its proposed extension of Stadium Boulevard. The chosen alternative calls for extending Stadium east of U.S. 63 to the Lake of the Woods interchange at Interstate 70 and St. Charles Road. The plan would also extend Ballenger Lane and widen Broadway as far east as Olivet Road.
Requiring a form of photo ID would not be the disenfranchisement some want you to believe it is. Better yet, it would prevent fraud.
Disabled people should be allowed to get voter IDs.
There is no reason to believe that 21-year-olds who go through the required training and background checks to obtain a concealed carry permit will pose any greater threat on campus than they would anywhere else.