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Opinion

Election Day showed the strength of Missourian staff and reporters

The Missourian staff was able to put out a complete and thorough coverage of the election thanks to perserverance. They showed that journalism is still one of the most important functions in our democracy. 

Let's move forward with race relations, regardless of party

With threats of violence surfacing from either outcome, people from both political parties hope the next president will ease racial tensions.

Christmas comes early for Obama supporters

President Bush's failed policies have brought us Barack Obama.

Obama: Nothing to fear here

It’s too early to tell what an Obama presidency will bring, but there is great news. He is not a socialist, communist or terrorist.

Not helpful to second guess police decisions

Several incidents have come into question recently regarding the actions taken by police officers, and those without all the information should not be criticizing them.

Zimbabwe's economic conditions remain unstable

Global attention and the removal of President Mugabe might save Zimbabwe from further economic collapse as the country's currency hyperinflates and the quality of living lowers.

For many, elections are a time to argue

Voting should go beyond candidate and party bashing, with more time spent on educating people on policies and civics.

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.

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