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Opinion

Top financial correspondents weigh the world-wide economies

Correspondents delve into the housing market, AIG, government intervention and skiddish investors as a sign of the times in a sagging economy and what the future holds.

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

These Web sites are actually focusing on the candidates’ positions, something the press should be doing.

Floods, fights constitute strange week in Columbia

In a week filled with Ike floodwaters, a drowning death an a fight that spread across a large swath of downtown, the Missourian helped citizens separate rumor from fact and put events in context.

LETTER: Kudos for taking care of MKT trail

As a daily four mile walker on the MKT trail for more than 20 years I am very grateful to have such a great exercise spot available in Columbia.

MSNBC makes right call by taking Matthews, Olbermann off anchor desk

MSNBC's decision last week to replace the team of Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann as anchors of its live political coverage for the rest of the presidential campaign season cheered conservativesand angered liberals.

LETTER: Hulshof works for companies, not people

For the past 12 years, Congressman Kenny Hulshof has been part of the problem in Washington.

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.

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