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Opinion

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.

Political Courage Test is fair and balanced

The Political Courage Test for candidates, which is reviewed by Project Vote Smart, is filtered through many layers, making it a fair and balanced questionnaire.

Solving the energy crisis needs to go beyond conservation

Opportunities abound for alternative energy in America. It will only take a little hard work and consensus.

America needs to pay more attention to education, now

With high school drop-out rates on the rise, education is taking a backseat in politics this election.

Missourian is changing, not dying

As rumors swirl of its demise, the record needs to be set straight on just what is going on with the Columbia Missourian.

It's time for real leaders again to excite the nation

 As attention turns from the Olympic Games to political party convention coverage, America looks for its new leader.

Obama's and Biden's ‘Senate-ness' could prove to be a disadvantage

By choosing a sitting senator for his running mate, Barack Obama has elected to try something that's only been done once in the last 108 years.

Sports metaphors abound in the political world, too

In preparation for the Democratic National Convention, we heard from a variety of speakers, many of whom employed sports factoids and comparisons in their remarks.

Letter: Obama’s Kool-Aid is a recipe for disaster

Obama’s values not consistent with our country’s history.

The 2008 Olympics reminds us of the good old days

Forget the politics and the chest-thumping antics of individual athletes and look at the amazing performances by some of the world's finest athletes.

Letter: Life experience leads to vote for Obama

One Columbia voter grew up in a conservative household, but his belief in freedom, equality and humanity led to support for Obama.

New trends leading to conformity, changing view of “fun”

A lack of diversity is closing the minds of society.

Letter: Leaders should recognize imperfections, show understanding

Perhaps we need a president who knows the difference between a boss who “goes by the book,” and one who realizes that some unintended circumstances may arise.

Pakistan still faces instability

The future of Pakistan's government is unclear after the resignation of Pervez Musharraf.

Back-to-school drivers need to get their heads into gear

Parents and students need to follow traffic laws and be mindful of pedestrians as they drive on roads near campus and throughout Columbia.

American press must seek more facts about Georgia-Russia conflict

The press seems to be speculating about what's happening instead of seeking useful information.

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