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Opinion

Letter: Sturtz would make positive changes in First Ward

Paul is quietly inspirational, and his humility allows others to work together to make big ideas like the Ragtag Cinemacafe and the True/False Film Festival happen in Columbia.

Keep opinions off the front page

Karl Miller gives budding journalists the advice to leave their opinions and personal agendas out of news stories.

Letter: Vote Paul Sturtz as First Ward City Council member

Sturtz will work for clear council procedures and for a future Columbia that is sustainable and has the quality of life that many here desire.

Letter: Sturtz’s energy, commitment will benefit City Council

Paul Sturtz would represent the First Ward with the same kind of just, capable, well-informed and imaginative civic commitment he has applied to all his other work in Columbia.

It's time somebody took control of this country again

More government wouldn't hurt a thing — in fact, it's needed now. Left to their own devices, people and corporations generally can’t be trusted to do the right thing. We need government to step in and increase regulation.

Another view: Schools often suppress individuality and bully students into molds

The atmosphere leads to anxiety and frustration that can later cause bullying and other harmful situations in school.

Elections won’t solve Zimbabwe crisis

Robert Mugabe is expected to continue controlling Zimbabwe, where his oppressive regime has ruled since 1980.

Peace Studies Program not acting in spirit of peace-promoting

The director of the program has continually invited anti-Israel speakers to campus without inviting anyone with opposing views.

Lowlights from Jeff City

State legislators have been busy shutting down much-needed proposals

Welcome to my March Madness

Improper use of "they" when referring to a team takes all the fun out of basketball season.

At first, breastfeeding was a bit of a battle

The first week as a father revealed some difficulty of with feeding a baby and some unexpected help from a family pet.

Letter: Segert understands School Board issues

As the most qualified candidate, Ines Segert is pushing for a more open and accountable board.

Columbia City Council needs to address gang, economic problems

Bringing in jobs and reducing the crime rate should be priorities on the council’s to-do list.

 

Futile fight over MKT bridge rages on under Nixon

The Missouri Supreme Court upheld the ruling that the MKT bridge belongs to Union Pacific Railroad, who is in charge of removing it ­­­­­­— much to the ire of Jay Nixon.

Idea of entitlement becoming a problem in America

An exploration into the issue of feeling entitled to special treatment based on personal background.

New president in Russia doesn’t signal change

There is debate whether Vladimir Putin’s handpicked successor, Dmitry Medvedev, will be under Putin’s influence or his own man.

Poor judgments make school tax a hard sell

The 54-cent increase to the school tax being proposed in the April election is going to take some selling and some explaining.

Shaking things up at the Missourian

The Missourian’s Managing Editor Reuben Stern discusses how the paper has been debunking traditional journalistic techniques.

Let’s restructure and pay the City Council

Working for the council is a full-time job that should come with a full-time salary.

Little changes make big differences in plants

Plants are living beings like ourselves. They are constantly absorbing, using and eliminating a variety of substances, all governed by processes ruled at the molecular level.

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