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Opinion

Global Action to Prevent War seeks alternatives to force and fosters negotiation

The president of the Heartland Chapter of Global Action to Prevent War outlines the goals and strategies of the organization.

Musharraf’s actions create perilous situation

Gen. Pervez Musharraf’s second coup slows democracy and the flow of information to Pakistanis.

Women’s and gender studies is a worthwhile discipline

MU’s new women’s and gender studies department reflects a strong disciplinary core that has developed in this field of study during the last 30 years.

Tigers fans should look ahead, not behind

Older Tigers fans are afraid history may repeat itself this season for the MU football team.

Family's tales are treasured memories

Stories of mayhem and misadventure are often richer and more entertaining than fiction.

Missourian forced to re-affirm its standards — the hard way

The Missourian has ended its relationship with columnist John Merrill after one of his columns was found to have unattributed information from The Maneater.

Peace movement needs agitators to be effective

Agitators are necessary to draw the public’s attention to the cause, but all peace activists should not be lumped into this category.

With friends like Musharraf, who needs enemies?

Trouble arises when the United States abandons its moral principles to side with the lesser of two evils.

Consider options for transportation

The Missouri Department of Transportation's engineers should be considering ways to encourage other ways to get where we need to go.

Quick attack of Sen. Graham’s arrest is a political mistake

The Republican Party’s reaction to his arrest under suspicion of driving under the influence is unseemly and silly, Karl Miller says.

Transplanting trees takes some care

Fall planting is ideal for most trees and shrubs because it allows the roots to set well in the new location before spring growth begins.

Brooker Act is an unnecessary measure that stifles learning

If Rep. Cunningham’s legislation passes, it will pressure educators into representing unacademic and religion-based ideologies.

Moral issues must always be monitored

A bad habit, common to many of us, is the tendency to believe that once we have identified a problem and addressed it, we have fixed it for all time.

New department shows splintering of education

As departments and majors become more specific on college campuses, important information will be left out of the coursework.

With problems mounting, Gov. Blunt looks for support

Gov. Matt Blunt appeals to his conservative base as state struggles continue to grow.

Reporting that serves the good of the people

The Missourian’s standard, which requires detailed descriptions of criminal suspects before publication, is needed to serve the public the right way.

Understand your goals and go for them

The key to happiness is keeping your personal goals alive instead of worrying about other people’s goals for you.

Local View: War chest would be better spent at home

It doesn’t matter if we pull our troops out of Iraq this year or ten years from now. The only difference will be the number of our troops’ lives that will be lost.

Blunt’s anti-abortion task force is bad politics

Gov. Matt Blunt convened a biased task force to answer questions concerning the effects of an abortion on the physical and psychological health of a woman.

Blunt’s new task force is a travesty

The new task force is a waste of time and taxpayer money.

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