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Opinion

To whose god are you swearing?

The juror’s oath should be standardized and inclusive of believers and non-believers.

Stadium and Forum intersection improvements aid all travelers

Whether you drive, bike or walk, the proposed road changes will increase safety for all users.

Experimenting with color can turn ordinary into extraordinary

Adding color to gardens and house decorations can brighten any autumn day.

Hulshof’s stance on children’s health insurance is troubling

Kenny Hulshof’s recent vote against the State Children’s Health Insurance Program doesn’t represent his constituents.

Hardee’s Big Country Breakfast Burrito a victim of the ‘Food Police’

Critics rail against the unhealthiness of the fast food industry, but personal responsibility should guide the public’s eating habits.

Hulshoff should have voted to override president's veto

Last Thursday our representative had a chance to show independence from the president on an issue that has the overwhelming support of the American people and especially the people of Columbia.

Student reminds me: No room for insensitivity in newspapers

Dressing sexy doesn’t justify rape

When I read an article in which a professor of psychology is quoted as stating that wearing these costumes “can be an invitation to trouble”, I get a little riled up.

MU’s Greek houses desperately need better fire protection

Columbia’s lawmakers need to make fire safety at fraternities and sororities a higher priority.

Dishonesty leads to disorder in our nation

The United States should learn from past mistakes of countries that have crumbled.

China’s Communist Party plans the country’s future direction

The 17th Party Congress will have a major impact on how China conducts its economic and political policies.

Playing it safe in 2008 campaign

Current presidential contenders could take a cue from Al Gore, a man not afraid to share big ideas.

No room for insensitivity in the newspaper

Jabs at political correctness are no excuse for a newspaper to print inappropriate words, and the Missourian encourages readers to think about and comment on the stories we run.

Give the patrolling kitties a voice and people will listen

A Three Stooges bottle opener, a dog and ever-vigilant cats are the inspiration for a million-dollar idea.

Gore’s Nobel efforts promote peace from the earth up

The former vice president was recently awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for preaching the dangers of global warming. David Rosman explains why that all adds up.

Worker struggles with medical needs long after accident

John Fry tells his story of his uphill battle with the health care system and his struggles to live without insurance.

War spreads war

In his recent opinion piece, “National Defense Deters War”, Col. J. Karl Miller quotes George Washington as saying: “There is nothing so likely to produce peace as to be well prepared to meet the enemy.” In other words, war preparation deters war. The basic question regarding that assumption is: “How’s that working for us?”

Fall isn’t necessarily end of planting season

Many plants flourish in containers in cooler weather.

Military impersonators get no respect in today's society

Individuals who falsify rank and wear medals without authorization are being called out and prosecuted for their subterfuge, while true defenders are celebrated for their actions.

Flawed system leaves good days behind

With a surge in national debt and health care costs, the economy may never be the same unless a change is made in the system.

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