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Opinion

Politicians: They lie, they lie, they lie

The FBI's claim that Bruce Ivins was behind the 2001 anthrax attacks doesn't add up.

Letter: Finding truths about oil prices

Voters must consider the candidates' platform and position on off-shore oil drilling and production.

Dress codes exist to discourage bad behavior

A grand opening in Kansas City caused controversy when organizers imposed a dress code, with some calling the dress code racist

Letter: Best to keep Columbia's trails unpaved

Extending and connecting the trails, rather than covering them in concrete, is a solid alternative to GetAbout Columbia's plan.

Cable outrage is result of society becoming more complicated and less satisfied

I don't know if the warpath against the cable loss means people are seriously addicted or they feel that things are falling apart so fast in the world around them that they look upon the boob tube as their last frontier.

Anthrax source still debated

The FBI says Bruce Ivins, an anthrax germ warfare specialist, was the man who killed five people and injured 17 others after the 9/11 attacks, but others say its case has holes.

Journalism: a discipline of verification

Anyone can blog a rumor, but a good journalist presents verified information.

Better late than never not true for Warren Funeral Chapel

The Warrens gave their time and efforts to afford everyone a proper burial or cremation. But no one was helping them when the first signs of trouble began.

It's inhumane to use Tasers, ever

First Ward resident finds use of Tasers to be disturbing, sad and sickening.

Public administrator as parent is inappropriate analogy

It is never appropriate for any government official to analogize that their position is parental in any fashion. An adult person with a disability is first and foremost a person. If they require a conservatorship or guardianship, they currently have the inability to manage their proprieties and have additional concerns and strife that the average person is fortunate enough not to have. They do not deserve being patronized.

Self-placed politicians on pedestals must end unwanted mudslinging

When these political characters start attacking people because of their political beliefs, their insults do not always land where they were meant.

MU dean questions the cause of the failing schools

Why are Columbia Public Schools failing the MAP? Many Columbia Public Schools failed to score ‘proficient’ on standardized tests.

Columbia artist maintains Beijing ties

Lampo Leong, chairman of MU’s art department has half a dozen mixed-media paintings at the Raab Galerie in Beijing.

International war crimes arguably most important since Nuremberg

Take candidates’ promises with a grain of salt

The 9th District race is shaping up to be the most interesting of Tuesday’s primary.

Letter: Cande Iveson has experience needed for state legislature

Her history of advocacy for family and children's issues makes her a strong candidate for 23rd District state representative

Letter: Candidate tells how zoning can help Boone County

Southern Boone County commissioner candidate explains the difference between up-zoning and down-zoning and how it is important to Boone County.

Get mad, then get active in public life

There’s a lot to be mad about regarding our government. Past political greats and business leaders were also angry — for good reason.

Letter: Bremer's dedication, values make her strong candidate for Sixth Ward committeewoman

Amy Bremer is an accomplished professional chemical engineer, with both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees with honors, a solid homeowner and tax payer and a rising community leader.

Letter: Tasers more hazardous than helpful

Columbia resident voices concerns of Taser use by police both for the public

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