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Opinion

Heartland Global Action to Prevent War takes positive steps for peace

The Columbia organization is one in a coalition of 21 around the world that advocates a three-step plan toward peace.

Decision to hold back names not taken lightly

The Missourian is in the business of revealing, not concealing. So you deserve to know more about our rationale for withholding names twice in the last two weeks.

Hidden costs of bottled water lead to discouraged consumption

Low recycling rates and millions of gallons of oil needed to produce and transport the bottles makes tap water all the more appealing.

Both Fox and Sally Field followed their codes of morality

Sally Field had a right to say what she wanted, but Fox Entertainment also had the right to censor what was broadcast.

Could airport funds create a monopoly?

Instead of running the risk of creating a monopoly by luring one airline to the area, the airport would be better served extending the runway and bringing in more traffic.

Vicious attacks on Petraeus cross the line

Missourian columnist Miller says it’s nice to get away from the world of news for a week, but coming back home leads one to find that very little has changed.

Society values wealth and conveniences more than personal relationships

As Americans, we spend more time showering our children and elderly with goods rather than investing time and caring in them.

Foreign scholars being denied entry into U.S.

The U.S. government has been denying visas to foreign scholars, often without giving them a reason why.

Part of the herd and leader of the pack

Rewarding thought processes and life experiences is important because it helps a person feel included and gives them the confidence to stand out.

Reporters' efforts help open a process that shouldn't have been closed

The Columbia School Board has learned that choosing a high school site in secret doesn’t always generate the best site and can lead to a public backlash.

Speaking with ‘one voice’ silences important discussion

Public bodies that only give the party line are dangerous to the health of meaningful talk in our town.

Columbia’s best businesses make customer service top priority

David Rosman doles out praise to local establishments that live by good hospitality.

Read in the morning? Pleasant moods, take warning

Snatching up the news is a good way to spoil a fine day.

UM research suppressed by lawmakers

A reader says state lawmakers who are interested only in toeing the party line are hindering legitimate academic inquiry and scientific research at the university.

Nothing stems from blocked research

A reader living with paralysis worries that attacks on stem cell research infringe on patients’ rights.

Remote location for new high school could drain tax dollars

Money needed for infrastructure and busing costs would be better spent on education.

Walking for pleasure, errands and socialization may be a lost art

Rose Nolen recalls her days of living in a small town and tells why she loves walking.

New high school should be located in north Columbia

A good location for the new high school is Smiley Lane and Missouri 763.

Public deserves to be involved in final high school site decision

The Missourian has made coverage of Columbia's new high school site a priority.

Get to know thy neighbor

Rosman says in order to be truly holy, you need to accept the holy beliefs of others.

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