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Opinion

Age really doesn’t mean much nowadays

People young and old share so many of the same vulnerabilities that age is not a definitive enough way to judge anyone.

King of Beers? Only in America

While patriotic Missourians groan at the prospect of an international takover of Anheuser Busch, InBev offers a more diverse and better-tasting selection.

Letter: Not all E. coli strands are harmful

There are many subsets of E. coli, and many are regularly found in the human body. The article about E. coli at the Lake of the Ozarks did not explain this difference and therefore could have raised unnecessary alarm.

Rewarding illegal behavior?

Red-light cameras should not be delayed any further.

Columbia writer promotes nuclear disarmament

Steven Starr, a long-time Columbia resident, has written journal articles about nuclear disarmament and spoken before the United Nations and other international groups on the topic.

All names are all-American

Names don’t make the American. They shouldn’t separate people just because sometimes they are hard to say.

Struggling economy makes apartment life seem attractive

Rising prices for gasoline and endless lists of projects have turned the idea of home ownership into a nightmare. In a sound economy, the dissatisfaction would probably never have arisen. On a bright summer day in any other year I would have been horrified if anybody had suggested apartment living to me.

 

Letter: Support Mary Still, who has the experience needed for state representative

Columbia resident says Mary Still, candidate for the 25th District , has a lot of experience that can help her serve the community.

Letter: Residents concerned about use of Tasers by police

A public meeting to discuss the decision of the Columbia police to use Tasers is being held 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, at the Labor Temple building, 611 N. Garth.

 

Analyzing the Zimbabwe election

Robert Mugabe has said only God can oust him as president of Zimbabwe, and he's taken actions to keep it that way.

Columbia school system's stakeholders must be included in continuing conversation

School board members bemoan the fact that there aren't more dollars available for funding the core teacher-pupil mission, but it is not too early to begin scrutinizing budgets for the next year.

Understanding a child’s death requires naming names

Columbia Police originally refused to release the name of Cortez Johnson, the 2-year-old who was found dead this week.

Letter: Barbara Bishop, running for county assessor, seeks changes to local taxes

Bishop, if elected, would change the way certain properties are assessed and create a commission to handle tax appeals.

Journalism will survive, no matter the medium

Mortality is the subject of discussion in the wake of recent celebrity deaths and talk of the possible demise of the Missourian’s printed edition. But the printed word will never die; it will just change its mode of delivery.

Letter: Nuclear power is not the answer

Nuclear power is dangerous and dirty. Instead of using money to build nuclear plants, we could invest in wind and solar power.

Letter: Missourian should keep printing

A Missourian reader asks for the newspaper to remain in print for the information, pictures and the opportunity for students.

Letter: Missouri Press Association directors support continuation of Missourian's print version

In a resolution approved at the Board of Directors’ June 11 meeting, the group called for MU School of Journalism administration to investigate ways to continue the print newspaper version of the Missourian.

Voters be wary of presidential candidate’s pledges for change

Miller compares the evolution of Columbia to the changes promised by presidential hopefuls, illuminating the negatives to such action and possible dried-up promises that result.

Nine-to-fivers will soldier us out of economic crisis

Acknowledgement of the strengths and weaknesses of the diversity between artistic types and those that rely on hard facts and discipline will help us illuminate the traits that can lead us out of the current economic crisis.

Global Journalist: Afghan war no longer about al-Qaida but Taliban

Journalists take a look at the war in Afghanistan and discuss how it has evolved over the past several years.

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