advertisement

Opinion

Bush made the right move with North Korea

By beginning a war with North Korea, the U.S. would have continued to lose its power and make more and more enemies. With wars still being waged with Afghanistan and Iraq, can we really afford to take on another war?

Uncertainties in China's melamine milk scandal linger

China's melamine milk scandal has taken the backseat to stories about the presidential election and financial crisis, but the question of which products might be contaminated still lingers.

LETTER: Chris Kelly brings a youthful attitude

Ed Robb's track record has showed that Missourians need to make a change, and Chris Kelly is the right choice.

Negative tone of national campaign becomes local

Highly critical advertisements have become common place in state and U.S. House races this year, leaving voters counting down until election day passe

Opinion writing teaches students to write real persuasive commentary

OK.  I admit it.  My journalism students are biased, outspoken and openly opinionated. They'd better be. Mine is the one class in the Missouri School of Journalism where that will earn you an "A".  And for the next few weeks, thousands of people across Missouri get to tally up my grade book.

 

LETTER: Hulshof ad is inaccurate

In an ad sponsored by the Hulshof campaign for governor, he claims his father never made money. However, Hulshof's primary asset comes from a farm inherited from his father.

GUEST COLUMN: Obama offers new direction for health care

Barack Obama says he will reduce health care costs by up to $2,500 per family and that people with pre-existing conditions will still be able to receive coverage.

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.

advertisements