Will voters recognize the difference between candidates being "politically correct" out of respect for the audience versus those who use "political correctness" to exaggerate or pander, leaving the voter wondering what the candidate's real stand is on an issue?
Understanding that "normal" does not exist, and never really existed in the first place, is very important to the caretakers of our future.
The PedNet Coalition views bicycling as a legitimate and overwhelmingly practical mode of transport for local journeys. Most trips to work, school, shopping or social events in Columbia are five miles or less, so the time saved by driving is negligible.
The government got us jump-started by dropping a trillion dollars to absorb free radicals from our financial system. It’s probably time for us to bypass the pomegranate juice. $4 for a vial of POM isn’t the most thrifty way to eliminate antioxidants. There are ways to save money by spending some, though.
The government's bailout won't fix everything. The national economy needs a lasting solution.
On Nov. 4, voters have the choice of voting for a Warrior King or a community organizer.
I have never been favorably impressed with the content or the conduct of presidential debates, but I have watched some of every debate since the Nixon/Kennedy face-off in 1960. My indifference stems from several factors — artificial questions, lack of moderator control, dependence on soundbites and cliches as opposed to actual debate, but, most of all, because of their limited effect on the election's outcome.
People should not rely on or wait for the government to solve economic problems but should figure out ways to cope on their own. Politicians should stop blaming each other, and those who allowed deregulation should be replaced.
Barack Obama and Joe Biden understand the woes that the average American are experiencing and truely have our country in mind
Countries across the world are reacting differently to the economic slowdown that has the US reeling.
With the current economic troubles, a lack of transparency is a major problem in the government and on Wall Street right now.
An environment of openness and transparency should replace the current landscape surrounding the use of Tasers by the Columbia Police Department.
There is one place for reds and blues. All 11 of Missouri's electoral votes in 2004 went to Bush. In the Electoral College, to the victor goes the color.
During this open enrollment period, customizing your health care plan specifically for you can help cut costs while optimizing your coverage.
You learn soon that he (Gelatt) is a giant in the world of journalism. In the top floor studio of Jesse Hall, he brought light to the "cave."
Without a name, it is difficult to give weight to concepts and ideas. There's no entry point. And, measuring time in sets of 10 years is a fairly new, American idea.
American children live in poverty and violence. The government should protect and provide for this overlooked group.
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.