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Opinion

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.

Experience lacking in '08 presidential candidates

None of the presidential hopefuls have executive experience, so voters need to look at other issues to determine the best candidate.

 

Religious background could offer link to state of education

The founding fathers were right to create the separation of church and state but who is responsible for disciplining children and funding their education in relation to religion?

Stealth reforms calm Cubans

With Raul Castro in power, minor changes are promoting a more relaxed atmosphere in Cuba.

President Gary Forsee offers hope for future at university

Gary Forsee will be MU’s new president, and there is reason to be cautiously optimistic.

City Council and Planning Commission in need of a more comprehensive plan for Columbia’s future growth

Columbia officials forecast a population growth of 35,000 through out the next 12 years, and Sid Sullivan is concerned the city is not prepared for the change.

Documenting a weekend of documentary movies

The Missourian and Vox will be out in full force for the True/False Film Festival, but we want to hear from you about your experiences, too.

Patients feel health care system’s pressure, too

Several problems plague the national health care system. Everyone feels the squeeze, but perhaps members of Congress need reminding.

Feedback mixed, but often entertaining and always welcomed

Whether in support or in opposition, feedback to opinion articles can be interesting and amusing

 

Who to believe: UFO sightings

Many dismiss UFO sightings as flights of fancy, but there are others who believe we have been visited by extraterrestrials.

Legislators deserve to get paid, if they earn it

Considering all that is asked of them, members of the U.S. House and Senate are a bargain.

Overturning 2006 vote favoring stem cell research is criminal

Missourians voted for stem cell research, but a judge now wants to overturn the 2006 decision.

Stop squandering our national treasures

It’s getting harder to find a job in America, and our economic situation isn’t getting any better. A change in the ruling party isn’t going to help.

Kosovo survival dependent on other nations

Kosovo has declared official independence, but this has not been recognized by all countries. To succed with its independence, Kosovo will need help from the EU.

MoDot falling far behind on I-70 aging, growth

A Web site informs readers of plans to fix I-70, but implementing those plans is another issue.

Where are the true journalism novels?

I know something few other journalists know: Day after day, novelists are writing about us. Some of those writers actually work in newspaper, magazine, and broadcast newsrooms, but some of them have never even set foot inside a newsroom.

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