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Opinion

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.

 

 

Japanese prime minister’s resignation not just business as usual

Yasuo Fukuda’s recent decision to step down as Japan’s prime minister might be the signal of an imminent shake up in Japanese politics. In South Korea, citizens fearing the danger of mad cow disease are protesting the government’s decision to resume imports of American beef.

LETTER: Truman Veterans Hospital participates in suicide prevention week

The VA provides counseling and mental health resources for veterans and participates in suicide prevention awareness week.

Wrong Palin, wrong selection

In fact, with all of the Republican and conservative criticism of Sen. Obama’s lack of knowledge and experience, the choice of Gov. Palin is confusing.

Palin’s “moxie” revs up Missouri RNC delegate

The “meat and potatoes” of the RNC matter more than the celebrities attending. And during Sarah Palin’s speech the audiences faces expressed pure astonishment. They could not believe that anyone would have the guts to say what most of the people there wish they could say, and don’t.

Letter: Enhancing Obama’s strategy

Obama campaign strategists need to beef up a marketable platform with substantive detailed policies, and let Obama focus on message.

Coalition for Life event a success despite Palin's absence

The Republican National Coalition for Life event, held during the Republican National Convention, went off smoothly despite vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin's absence.

MU unfairly values corporate model over academics

President of the local chapter of the American Association of University Professors wants more competitive salaries for MU professors in order to retain its top professors.

Letter: Residents honor one of its fallen soldiers

A resident pays tribute to Spc. Steven Fitzmorris, who was killed in service to his country.

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