Letters to the Editor

LETTER: Person behind fliers condemning Angela Davis' speech needs to rethink rhetoric

LETTER: Resolution would diminish judiciary independence

The House Joint Resolution 10 will hurt the independence of the judiciary by changing the Nonpartisan Court Plan, which requires a committee of laypersons and attorneys to pick Missouri judges. Instead, the resolution would allow the governor to reject that committee's final choice.

LETTER: Will Rep. Luetkemeyer meet with GRO members?

Sen. Claire McCaskill does a great job of meeting with her constituents and answering tough questions honestly. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer should follow her lead and attend the local Health Care for America Now event to have an open dialogue with those trying to understand his positions.

LETTER: National health care needed now more than ever

National health insurance will give all Americans more options and better coverage.

LETTER: Government there for big corporations, not everyday Americans

The government's focus is on big corporations, often leaving out the American people. The Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009 is another example of this. Do not let it pass.

LETTER: Missouri casinos proud to be good corporate citizens of the state

Michael G. Winter, representing the Missouri Gaming Association, purports the corporate citizenship of Missouri casinos.

LETTER: Barbara Hoppe's re-election good for Columbia

Barbara Hoppe is thanked for her service to Columbia.

LETTER: Let's keep the politics out of the way Missouri chooses judges

A resolution under consideration in the state House to change the way judges are selected is full of bad ideas.

LETTER: Student protection act necessary to keep children safe

The opportunity to safeguard our state's children from pedophiles and sex abusers in the school districts should not be a topic for debate, but rather embraced as a tenet of a civilized society.

LETTER: Health care should be available for all

The U.S. should join other leading industrialized nations and offer a "Medicare-like" option in health care reform.

LETTER: Health Connection should remain open

Individual attention offered at the Health Connection helped this 74-year-old recover from knee joint replacement surgery.

LETTER: Robison an independent voice in Sixth Ward

Rod Robison will work to make Columbia a better place with balance and independence.

LETTER: Hoppe has balance to lead Sixth Ward, Columbia

Barbara Hoppe's record in the Sixth Ward has demonstrated her steady balance and commitment, making her the best candidate for another term on council.

LETTER: Rod Robison has all the tools of a good leader

Sixth Ward City Council candidate Rod Robison has demonstrated his leadership and commitment to community with his long-time involvement in Boy Scouts.

LETTER: Rod Robison is dedicated to Columbia

Rod Robison's volunteerism and emphases on bolstering business and public safety are two reasons to support the Sixth Ward City Council candidate.

LETTER: Rod Robison lacks experience to be on City Council

The Sixth Ward candidate has not served on any city or county boards, commissions, committees, advisory organizations or even his own neighborhood association.

LETTER: Hoppe is good for business

While businesses are important to Columbia's growth, the community's appearance is also a contributor.

LETTER: McCaskill right to support country of origin labeling

Sen. Claire McCaskill has the right idea in liking the Country of Origin Labeling Law and being against the National Animal Identification System, which she says places a significant and unjustified burden on independent producers.

LETTER: Barbara Hoppe has helped make Columbia a better place

Sixth Ward incumbent Barbara Hoppe has done a good job in the areas of community and transportation development, helping the council better utilize its boards and commissions and working well with neighborhoods.

LETTER: Rod Robison will bring balance to City Council

Robison is endorsed by the Police Officers Association.