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Opinion

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.

Palin may be most experienced candidate

Despite the huge emphasis put on lack of experience in the upcoming election, Sarah Palin may be the candidate with the most.

LETTER: Being an educator at Columbia Public Schools brings challenges and joy

Midway Heights Elementary principal Anne Billington considers herself one of the happiest employees and educators alive.

LETTER: Missouri Republican Party put a damper on dissent at state convention

Proposed reform to the party's voting system were disregarded by the district and state conventions, amid some outcries against abuses of GOP rules.

National political problems are rooted in personal hypocrisy

This business of allowing paid public servants to do whatever they please ... is so out of control that only the most irresponsible would insist that it continue.

Visioning Showcase lacked visionaries

The visioning process started well two years ago, but if Thursday's attendance is an indication, the process is losing steam.

Need balance and RNC blogger on short notice? Go to Google

When the Missourian suddenly didn't have bloggers from the RNC, editor Jake Sherlock scrambled to keep the opinion page balanced.

 

 

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