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Opinion

WHAT OTHERS SAY: We interrupt the news for a short comment about naps

Studies have proven the effectiveness of napping, and new products have been designed to help people sleep in public.

 

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Change Washington football team's name, end insult

The nickname is patently offensive, and 50 U.S. senators have sent a letter to the NFL saying as much.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Try some inexpensive, delicious fish with goofy names

We have an abundant supply of inexpensive, delicious fish with goofy or obscure names, but all we want to eat are fish we’re used to eating.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Consumers, companies need to take data breaches seriously

Given the high-tech way in which the world operates now, protecting data is a business necessity and a matter of safety and security for every consumer.

DAVID ROSMAN: It's time to stop failing our veterans

Sunday was not a day of remembrance on the talking-head shows, but a day of allegations and condemnation over the maltreatment of our veterans by the Department of Veterans Affairs health centers.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Tornado Alley towns can learn from Joplin

Joplin has rebuilt after the tornado using more precautionary building standards, and other communities should follow suit.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: GOP may regret flying too high during legislative session

Will the final flurry of legislative activity by Missouri Republicans result in a fate similar to the mythological Icarus?

GENE ROBERTSON: Donald Sterling brought needed conversation about race to forefront

If it were not for Donald Sterling's behavior, the media would not have been energized by the issue you highlighted.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Common Core will be supported by federal funding

The Obama U.S. Education Department committed $360 million for two consortia to develop national tests aligned with Common Core.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Want the Missouri legislature's attention? Write a bigger check

When Steve Tilley, a legislator turned lobbyist, wrote a check to the House Republican Campaign Committee on May 10, it cast a dark cloud over every vote taken — or not taken — the last week of the session involving one of his clients.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Federal regulations dampen prospects for business graduates

Employers should have the means to hire freely, but the uncertainty created by today’s regulatory environment has made many hesitant to do so, making job opportunities scarce for recent college graduates.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Sex offender registry used as tool both for law enforcement and humiliation

The punitiveness of our sex offender laws, registry and restrictions are totally unsupported by any empirical evidence. It destroys marriages, creates homelessness and perpetuates joblessness by listing the employer and address.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Man can't live on cabbage alone

Americans need credible nutrition advice they can trust, not a choice between quacks and "experts" sold out to junk food companies.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Ethanol subsidies should be eliminated

Corn producers won't like hearing it, but there are three big reasons to eliminate subsidies for ethanol fuel.

DEAR READER: That Washington team's name? You make the call

Redskins is an offensive term. Others might disagree, but that's not the point: The context is. Using the R- word casually serves no good purpose. Using it to engender debate and understanding does.

GUEST COMMENTARY: KOMU outlines reasons for not settling with DirecTV

Simply acquiescing to DirecTV's demands would do significant harm to KOMU's viewers and its educational mission.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Celebrities draw attention to social ills but mask deeper issues

We're mistaking moralism for morality. The real systemic sins are hiding inside the latter. Yet the cycle spins on.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: At least one American city has sensible gun laws

The right to bear arms is not unlimited. Washington, D.C. has gun control laws that should be emulated in Missouri's cities.

GEORGE KENNEDY: Conservatives, Common Core critics put ideology above facts

You hear opponents' criticism and you have to ask yourself, are these people stupid or just ignorant? Or, considering that they’re seeking membership in a legislative majority so conservative it no longer listens to Kit Bond, are they cynically mouthing words they don’t really believe?

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Governor needs to veto 72-hour abortion bill

This bill tells women in no uncertain terms that we are thought to be incapable of making responsible decisions about our own bodies and our own families.

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