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Opinion

GUEST COLUMN: Health Saving Accounts are not the answer

HSAs discourage preventative care and do nothing to control high prices.

Kelly's experience needed in 24th District

Since he departed from the General Assembly before the onset of term limits, Kelly will now be eligible to serve for eight years. He is needed there again in this time of economic uncertainty.

LETTER: Scandals and mudslinging — why now?

Why is it only election time when everything about all the Missouri gubernatorial candidates comes out of the closet?

LETTER: Republicans in charge hasn't worked for America

What the Republicans say is one thing, but what they have done is pursue an economic policy of attempting to borrow our way out of debt

LETTER: Stealing yard signs will not change voter's mind

If the U.S. was founded on tenets such as free speech, Americans should not steal yard signs that support a presidential candidate.

LETTER: Cast your vote for Chris Kelly

Chris Kelly's push to preserve MU's College of Veterinary Medicine demonstrates his tireless drive and effectiveness as a politician, Allen W. Hahn writes.

Political commentary is ignoring serious issues, problems

The reaction to a recent assassination plot of Barack Obama sheds light on how we are handling our political discourse.

The FCC is disconnected from reality

The Federal Communications Commission thinks we need a "relief package" for the nation's largest telecommunications providers. It is just days away from voting on a proposed order that could end up costing millions of consumers millions of dollars on their monthly phone bills. We need to stop this vote.

LETTER: Judy Baker far better than what Luetkemeyer campaign says

Trust Judy to bring the same passion and skill to Washington at a time when leadership is needed to avert a crisis in health care financing and delivery that none of us have seen before.

Most people vote on informed decisions not on self-interest

Those who vote Republican tend to be conservatives who opt for lower taxes and free markets. Democrats lean more liberal and populist and look to taxation to level the playing field for the disadvantaged and those who don't wish to provide for themselves.

Health care is our responsibility, not our right

The Health Savings Account is a viable option for helping our country escape this crisis.

LETTER: Amendment 4 improves storm water fund management

Amendment 4 would change the Department of Natural Resources storm water fund distribution process by allowing the state to use grants or loans and to reallocate unused funds to areas that can use them.

McCain health plan funds universal coverage and lowers cost

 The changes under McCaincare will include increased choices of health care plans and a different tax treatment.

Missouri ballot is loaded with important amendments, propositions

This election will signal the beginning of a new chapter in American history. How we progress is pretty much up to us.

LETTER: Obama manifests the slave caricature

Obama's statement that he will work hard for the country alludes to an idea that has been historically reduced to and defined by slaves and the working class, not to leaders of our country.

 

LETTER: Questions still loom around Hickman incident

Members of the community should be asking many pertinent questions in order to protect  the school environment in the future.

LETTER: Missouri fans exhibit lack of class

Fans of all ages showed poor etiquette while attending the Nebraska-Missouri game.

LETTER: Columnist has misconstrued facts of 2000 election

Contrary to a recent column in the Missourian, a study on the 2000 election did not confirm Bush's victory.

Renewable energy on the ballot in Missouri

In November, Missourians will have the opportunity to become the 27th state to adopt renewable energy, and possibly become a national leader in the field.

From Hickman High School to YouTube

The scene of a fight at Hickman High School was reported on ColumbiaMissourian.com Friday morning, along with a link to the video. When YouTube removed it, the Missourian and other news organizations in town put the video back up on local news sites. A bunch of questions were asked and answered along the way.

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