Guest Commentaries

GUEST COMMENTARY: MU leading the way in alternative energy

MU won't eliminate coal use overnight, Chancellor Brady Deaton says, but the campus has made considerable steps in that direction.

LETTER: Governor, first lady know how to treat holiday guests

It was a wonderful experience at the Governor's Mansion during the holiday candlelight tour.

GUEST COMMENTARY: What it means to be a black American

Claiming the term black American as a preferred descriptor gives the author a sense of effectiveness.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Science, not pundits, should determine effects of climate change

The first question that one should clinically address is: "Are human activities responsible for the observed increases in world temperatures over the past century?"

GUEST COMMENTARY: Film tax credits show downside of targeted tax credits

It might be exciting to see famous actors film a movie in your city, but the economic activity is short-lived.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Time for MU to kick the coal habit

Simply put, coal equals carbon. With every light switch flipped, TV show watched, and adjustment of the thermostat, we are feeding the coal habit.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Forsee's position on cap and trade is disappointment for many at MU

A closer look at Gary Forsee's letter reveals that his views more accurately represent those of our nation's most polluting special interests than of the students, faculty and staff of the UM System.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Now is the time for togetherness

We must educate ourselves and others to make the decisions that are best for society rather than allowing ourselves to be manipulated. We must take action to address the mess we face.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Students suffer from having online program pulled

GUEST COMMENTARY: Take time to talk to a veteran today

There is an incredible amount to learn from our country's veterans. Historically, we have manuscripts, tapes and film, but we must also treasure our living veterans. Take the time today to thank a veteran.

GUEST COMMENTARY: On Veterans Day, remember sacrifices, cemeteries and soldiers

On Veterans Day, people should respect and honor the bravery of those who have served and sacrificed in America's armed forces.

GUEST COMMENTARY: It's time to end Taser use in Columbia

After two local incidents involving Tasers, in which one resulted in the death of Stanley Harlan, it's finally time to rid Columbia of Tasers.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Forsee, Cerner partnership railroaded through at lightning speed

Cooperating with Cerner ties the university too closely to a company with a questionable track record.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Congress should give public a chance to read bills in advance

Major bills should be open to public review prior to being voted on in the House of Representatives.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Gender politics play out in Caster Semenya controversy

The newly discovered intersex anatomy of South African runner Caster Semenya opens up a floodgate of critique, some deeply rooted in gender prejudice.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Our hand to play is our challenge

GUEST COMMENTARY: Catholic principles should be applied to health care reform

With Catholic hospitals providing such a large percentage of medical care, the voice of the Catholic Church should be heard in the health care debate.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Columbia deserves the best in city government

Kurt Albert, a Columbia resident, explains the need for a city ordinance that would stop staff deception in the local government.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Disagreeing with Obama does not equal racism

One should be able to disagree with President Obama's politics without being called a racist.

'Pepper and Friends' comes to an emotional end

The KOMU talk show "Pepper and Friends" aired for the final time on Friday.  Pepper will now appear on KBIA/91.3 FM with a weekday 10-minute segment similar to the television program.