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Opinion

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Calling the bluff on legislative favors and sweetheart deals

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Veterans should have flexibility with medical care

DAVID ROSMAN: Small tax breaks add up to big losses in vital services

Rosman argues that the state's new tax-reduction deal will likely average less than $35 per person and adversely affect the bottom line of an already austere state budget.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: 10 reasons to vote down the transportation sales tax

There is a lot of juice behind the three-quarter-cent state sales tax increase proposal, which would result in the largest tax increase in state history. 

WHAT OTHERS SAY: It's time for the state to get tough with Tyson

Tyson has an environmental legacy in Missouri that includes 20 violations of the federal Clean Water Act. The introduction of a chemical in Clear Creek is the latest issue.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Governor's tactics are alarming and ineffective

It's time the governor works with the legislature on budget issues, as well as other important legislation, rather than ringing alarms after the fact.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Prayer can have a place at public meetings

The most recent legal challenge was filed by two non-Christians who contended the prayers at public meetings in a New York state town should be more generic or diverse.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Climate change is real, and it's hurting us

Guest commentator Johann Bruhn writes about the consequences of climate change and urges readers to take action to save the planet.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Another run at solving execution issue

Attorney General Chris Koster's suggestion that Missouri make its own lethal drugs is grim and should not be seriously considered.

DEAR READER: Missourian site is ending its time paywall and moving to surveys for revenue

A program through Google will present short one- or two-question surveys before users can read a story. If you are a member, you won't see any surveys.

DEAR READER: Helping readers navigate style changes in the news

The Missourian editors will be examining changes to the Associated Press Stylebook and deciding which to implement with its own style. If you have a revision for us to consider, please send it along by Friday.

DEAR READER: A wreck on the road hits home

Photos from a motorcycle accident prompted strong reactions from some readers.

ROSE NOLEN: Ugliness in the world? I'd rather not talk about it

Nolen says are many things to feel bad about, but wasting time thinking about them constantly ruins your outlook on life.

GEORGE KENNEDY: Lack of basic information puts city in twilight zone

Confusion and misinformation complicate important community conversations on infrastructure, and even the most basic facts on issues such as water treatment and electricity are elusive.

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.

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