The following are excerpts of President Barack Obama's inauguration speech, as released by the Presidential Inaugural Committee. We've posed questions from his speech to you as inspiration for starting a community dialogue about this new chapter in America.
CPS Board member Ines Segert is doing a good job. She voices opinions at meetings and shares her reasoning.
Time has become a luxury. And the tools of technology need to be used with due diligence.
Which is more disturbing: That the president and vice-president continue to deny that the United States engaged in torture, or that the right-wing pundits use the plot of a TV show to justify such actions?
Whenever there is a drastic change in ideas and behavior there will always be a backlash. Change can be painful. It means you have to give up something. You have to turn loose something you may not necessarily have held dear, but was something you had become accustomed to. The good news is, with time, people learn to adapt.
The gas dispute with the Ukraine shows that there are no easy answers to resolve the issue and that Russia is still trying to control its former territory.
This week, we ask you to weigh in on Miguel Paul's family ties, chilly weather, stolen street signs, how the UM System is attempting to save money and Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Landing an airplane in water, as one pilot did in New York on Thursday, is incredibly difficult.
Citizen clarifies statement about police communications.
Modern Whig Party seeks workable solutions based on common ground.
The material is one of the most tested substances in food today.
The city charter gives the city manager the power to hire and fire, and it also prohibits council members from "interference" in personnel matters. But is "interference" the same thing as useful advice?
Nothing can justify the Israelis' behavior toward Palestinians.
Ines Segert's decision to send her son to private school is not what is expected of a Columbia School Board member.
The Ninth District congressman signed the DividedWeFail.org pledge in June, and he plans to keep his promise.
The group wants to support black parents and their allies in helping children achieve at a high level without being exclusionary.
A typical New Year's resolution to be more healthy and lose weight is easier to achieve when friends support your efforts via Twitter, Facebook and other social networking outlets.
Affordable health care and repairing a broken financial system should be Congress' top priorities.
The new administrations at every level could benefit from the Sim-induced creativity of our youths.