One of the early political lessons I learned from my dad was this evaluation of presidents: "Franklin Roosevelt showed us that an individual could be president for life; Harry Truman that anyone could be president; Dwight Eisenhower that we may not really need one; and several others that we might be better off without one."
Despite McCain's experience with disability as a prisoner of war, his campaign Web site, unlike Obama's, lacks a comprehensive policy pertaining to disabled Americans.
Obama and Joe Biden will make a very good team, while Palin is not really qualified and there are concerns about McCain's health and age.
So how strong is America, and how long can we allow the runaway entrepreneurial culture to suck the resources from the American citizen for the benefit of a few? We are beginning to see the outcomes of this process.
An Associated Press-Yahoo poll showed that many white Americans would not vote for a candidate because of the color of his skin. It's time for America to move on and get over themselves.
The sensationalizing of violence against women during a week designated against it is unproductive and raises questions about ethics in media.
I have no doubt that Columbia will be a different place four years after the election. Which candidate is promoting the policies that will leave mid-Missouri residents better off four years from now?
Neither steers nor butchers would feel at home. What you see is a beautifully stripped down and cleaned up 18,000 square feet of what Brian and Joy Pape are calling, and hoping will become, "upscale commercial space."
All the populace knows is that somewhere there is $700 billion that will be used to fix another fine financial mess we have gotten ourselves in.
Pro-life means you should support abortion alternatives, which help the woman decide to keep her baby. A woman needs to feel she can have help to raise her baby properly.
Is the will of the people that all of these facilities be built, or is it the will of our City Council?
As audiences continue to splinter across the explosion of Web pages, they mostly commute on the same trains, walk the same blocks and drive the same roads as before the Internet. The train advertisement is spectacularly, and eerily, effective.
As the Internet provides a larger forum for citizen journalists, the need for control of accuracy and fraud is becoming more apparent.
Most of you remember Dinah Washington's "What a Difference a Day Makes." If one transposes that thought to "What a Difference a Political Ideology Makes," there is an excellent analogy of the mainstream media's and of the syndicated editorial columnists' reaction to Sen. McCain's selection of Sarah Palin as his running mate. Like the "Energizer Bunny," it just keeps on going.
A long-term energy plan, not just the decision to institute offshore drilling, is needed to protect our national security, rejuvenate our economy and save our planet.
The chronic drinking and drug activities in Paquin Park, which is directly behind the Lee Elementary, can or could affect the children nearby.
Years of deregulation of corporations and borrowing from other countries has set the U.S. on a dangerous trajectory. Meanwhile, many Americans are focused on putting food on the table and keeping a roof over their families' heads and remain unaffected by Wall Street's fluctuations.
Gov. Sarah Palin exhibits several negative qualities that are reminiscent of the current administration.
Correspondents delve into the housing market, AIG, government intervention and skiddish investors as a sign of the times in a sagging economy and what the future holds.
These Web sites are actually focusing on the candidates’ positions, something the press should be doing.