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Opinion

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.

Missouri ballot is loaded with important amendments, propositions

This election will signal the beginning of a new chapter in American history. How we progress is pretty much up to us.

LETTER: Obama manifests the slave caricature

Obama's statement that he will work hard for the country alludes to an idea that has been historically reduced to and defined by slaves and the working class, not to leaders of our country.

 

LETTER: Questions still loom around Hickman incident

Members of the community should be asking many pertinent questions in order to protect  the school environment in the future.

LETTER: Missouri fans exhibit lack of class

Fans of all ages showed poor etiquette while attending the Nebraska-Missouri game.

LETTER: Columnist has misconstrued facts of 2000 election

Contrary to a recent column in the Missourian, a study on the 2000 election did not confirm Bush's victory.

Renewable energy on the ballot in Missouri

In November, Missourians will have the opportunity to become the 27th state to adopt renewable energy, and possibly become a national leader in the field.

From Hickman High School to YouTube

The scene of a fight at Hickman High School was reported on ColumbiaMissourian.com Friday morning, along with a link to the video. When YouTube removed it, the Missourian and other news organizations in town put the video back up on local news sites. A bunch of questions were asked and answered along the way.

When it comes to women in high-level politics, the U.S. lags behind

The intense focus on Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton during this year's presidential campaign highlights the underrepresentation of women in the U.S. political arena. However, in countries including Argentina, Chile and India, women enjoy a lot of political power.

LETTER: Policy, not race, determines choice for president

I am not voting for a candidate because of the color of his skin. I am a conservative who believes government cannot solve every problem.

Tiger fans should relish ranking

Considering the program's history of futility, fans should be pleased with where the team is at despite its recent failures.

It's time to forget the 'Fifth Down Game'

It's not easy being a Buffs fan living in Tiger country.

LETTER: Vaslow distorted Obama's health care plan

Obama's health care plan actually helps more people get coverage

Kelly's record qualifies him to represent 24th District

Chris Kelly's experience and record on bipartisan politics makes him the best candidate.

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