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Opinion

LETTER: Support the troops, support Senate Resolution 636

After listening to Senator Obama accept his party's nomination for president, I wanted to bring attention to Senate Resolution 636. The purpose of Senate Resolution 636 is to recognize the success of the surge and the troops dedicated to victory in Iraq.

Palin sounds unsolid on questions of national security

Sarah Palin should have known better about the “Bush Doctrine” in her interview with Charlie Gibson. This candidate for vice president scares me.

Obama’s tax plans need second look

The tax policy bogeyman deployed largely to excite class envy needs badly an exposure to sunlight.

Obama needs more than change and Bill to win

Obama has not done enough to bring the Democratic party together to have a succesful campaign. Obama is going to have to do more than just comparing McCain to Bush; he has to actively bring people together and campaign on his own policies.

College students needed for improving child education

Teach For America calls for participation that brings changes to children’s educational inequalities.

LETTER: Cutting rural wireless networks could hinder emergency response

Firefighters depend on rural wireless networks during fires and other emergencies.

Billboards inspire young Missouri voters to cruise to the polls

Organizers of Art the Vote hope the billboards, which feature work by four Missouri artists, will empower voters ages 18 to 24, who register and vote less often than their older counterparts.

LETTER: Questions abound in Veterans Commission’s executive director's resignation

After being leaving office, executive director Hal Dulle’s departure has one former Veterans Commissioner scratching his head.

An election driven by hatred

With one of this country's most controversial elections upon us, many old prejudices have re-emerged.

LETTER: Chris Kelly is a sound choice for 24th District

The former judge and Democrat would bring common sense to the Missouri House.

Israeli Kadima Party: the beginning of the end?

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been accused of bribery and says he will resign if criminally indicted. Olmert is the leader of the Kadima Party, a party riding on the memory of Ariel Sharon and from which a new prime minister will be elected on Sept. 17.

Journalists are biased, and for the good of society

Conservatives often critize journalists saying that they are biased. When reading a journalist’s job description it does show they are biased, but that doesn’t mean they lean towards a particular political party.

Fact-checking Web sites are good news in a muddy presidential race

That’s just politics, you say? Sadly, you may be right. But we were promised something different and better in what just may be the most consequential contest of our time.

Lots of skeletons in Palin's closet

McCain's vice presidential nominee does not have a good relationship with the press, and that could come back to haunt her.

Duality of affection for the Missourian

Two people with completely different attachments to the Missourian — one of a lifetime, the other of a moment — see something special in this not-so-old publication.

LETTER: Palin's "lies" should not be glossed over

We should consider Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's track record more closely.

Seven years later, pain of Sept. 11 has not faded

I wanted part of my life back as I walked past twisted beams and photographs of the true heroes, the police and firefighters of New York ... Part of my life was lost, a pain I cannot truly describe.

Great journalism alumni from the past foreshadow students’ possible futures

Centennial celebration showscases great students from the past. One panel this week featured four former Missourian reporters who have gone on to win journalism’s highest honor, the Pulitzer prize.

Columbia plays an integral part in the development of great journalists

This week, a number of our graduates who have become editors, won Pulitzers or daily their communities to know themselves better, will be here. You helped teach all of them. You answered their questions — and sometimes refused, which was another important lesson — you filled in missing background, and you challenged them.

LETTER: Chris Kelly, the man with a plan

Chris Kelly, who is running for the 24th district seat, represents fairness and progress in Jefferson City.

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