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Opinion

Anthrax source still debated

The FBI says Bruce Ivins, an anthrax germ warfare specialist, was the man who killed five people and injured 17 others after the 9/11 attacks, but others say its case has holes.

Journalism: a discipline of verification

Anyone can blog a rumor, but a good journalist presents verified information.

Better late than never not true for Warren Funeral Chapel

The Warrens gave their time and efforts to afford everyone a proper burial or cremation. But no one was helping them when the first signs of trouble began.

It's inhumane to use Tasers, ever

First Ward resident finds use of Tasers to be disturbing, sad and sickening.

Public administrator as parent is inappropriate analogy

It is never appropriate for any government official to analogize that their position is parental in any fashion. An adult person with a disability is first and foremost a person. If they require a conservatorship or guardianship, they currently have the inability to manage their proprieties and have additional concerns and strife that the average person is fortunate enough not to have. They do not deserve being patronized.

Self-placed politicians on pedestals must end unwanted mudslinging

When these political characters start attacking people because of their political beliefs, their insults do not always land where they were meant.

MU dean questions the cause of the failing schools

Why are Columbia Public Schools failing the MAP? Many Columbia Public Schools failed to score ‘proficient’ on standardized tests.

Columbia artist maintains Beijing ties

Lampo Leong, chairman of MU’s art department has half a dozen mixed-media paintings at the Raab Galerie in Beijing.

International war crimes arguably most important since Nuremberg

Take candidates’ promises with a grain of salt

The 9th District race is shaping up to be the most interesting of Tuesday’s primary.

Letter: Cande Iveson has experience needed for state legislature

Her history of advocacy for family and children's issues makes her a strong candidate for 23rd District state representative

Letter: Candidate tells how zoning can help Boone County

Southern Boone County commissioner candidate explains the difference between up-zoning and down-zoning and how it is important to Boone County.

Get mad, then get active in public life

There’s a lot to be mad about regarding our government. Past political greats and business leaders were also angry — for good reason.

Letter: Bremer's dedication, values make her strong candidate for Sixth Ward committeewoman

Amy Bremer is an accomplished professional chemical engineer, with both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees with honors, a solid homeowner and tax payer and a rising community leader.

Letter: Tasers more hazardous than helpful

Columbia resident voices concerns of Taser use by police both for the public

The government should not regulate our food behavior

Obesity may be an issue in society but government organizations go too far in regulation.

 

 

Stay-at-home and working moms must draw the line between overbearing and caring

The quality of parenting matters more than the amount of time one spends with her children.

Obama's world tour an appeal for U.S. Jewish votes

Presidential candidate Barack Obama is on a tour of South Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Generally, he has been well-received abroad, though the trip is partially to influence Jewish voters in the United States.

London could be Columbia’s sister city

The similarities may not be obvious, but take away the familiar English sites, and the cities have a lot in common.

Privatization without additional funding will take away from VA hospital system

Veterans are admitted into VA hospitals by priorities including the percents of service-connected disabilities, income and receipt of a purple heart.

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