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Opinion

Politics don't belong in the Olympics

The real point of the Olympics is athletic competition, not to make a political statement.

 

Americans must remember value of a good education

The America’s Promise Alliance reported recently that 1.2 million students drop out of high school annually. So what are we doing about it?

Impact of Iraq War worse than conveyed by Petraeus and Crocker

After five years, the Iraq War looks increasingly like a no-win situation.

Equal opportunity remains a goal, not a reality

UM System President Gary Forsee has strongly endorsed the value of diversity and walked the walk.

Graduate school is accessible, affordable for everyone

UM System Vice President Gordon Lamb has presented state legislature with a program that will illustrate what graduate school can do for all Missourians.

Blogs give journalists a chance to get involved in community

Jim Buell spent the week sleeping in a box.

Jim and his fellow MU students raised money for Habitat for Humanity by spending the week in cardboard boxes. Jim also reports for the Missourian.

Readers give advice for getting baby to sleep

Moms who have suffered through sleepless nights help the Sherlocks with tips for getting Audrianna to sleep.

Violent acts should not be tolerated

Brutality in our society must end, and peer pressure to stop the beatings and bullying can be far more effective than legal actions.

Christian fundamentalist views should be challenged

The opinions from nonfundamentalists Christians need to be heard as political judgment days draw nearer.

Obama shouldn’t be held responsible for his pastor’s comments

Spring cleaning for the mind

Anti-U.S. socialism in Latin American led by Venezuela’s president

Hugo Chavez, president of Venezuela, plans to expand his philosophy in Latin America and his rule in Venezuela.

Tuesday’s voters called the school system’s bluff

The county clerk threw us a curve ball

With the election results coming in sooner than expected, the Missourian staff was juggling three options for delivering the news to you.

Traumatic experiences should be left in the past

Which airline do you want to see move to Columbia?

Three airlines were proposed for Columbia Regional Airport. Hawaii Island Air was eliminated because the flight times were unacceptable. Great Lakes and Mesaba have their advantages and disadvantages.

McCain shows disregard for law, U.S. Constitution

Sen. John McCain is unfit to be president of the United States because he has confused moral values.

Making Missouri homes energy independent is good for the environment

The state of Missouri should partner with homeowners to make homes energy efficient. Although energy independent additions to home are expensive, they save money over time.

Technology doesn’t save time; it just breeds dependence

Computers constantly break down, and people waste a lot of time trying to fix the problems. Most young people rely too heavily on technology.

Election looks like it will bring change to Zimbabwe

The apparent defeat of Robert Mugabe has brought cautious optimism.

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