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Letters to the Editor

LETTER: Eye for an eye makes the whole world blind

Nothing can justify the Israelis' behavior toward Palestinians.

LETTER: Luetkemeyer will keep campaign promise to work on affordable health care

The Ninth District congressman signed the DividedWeFail.org pledge in June, and he plans to keep his promise.

LETTER: Luetkemeyer, Congress must do their part to help citizens

Affordable health care and repairing a broken financial system should be Congress' top priorities.

LETTER: How The Sims could change U.S. government

The new administrations at every level could benefit from the Sim-induced creativity  of our youths.

LETTER: Local merchants key to newspaper industry

Newspapers have a lock on local information, but too many are preoccupied with the Internet to capitalize on it.

Change starts small

In a new year change starts with small steps, such as campaigning for the Humane Society and renovating houses rather than tearing them down.

LETTER: First Night Columbia events should be free

Charging admission sends a cold, negative message that “some families” can participate and “other families” cannot.

LETTER: Tasers are not safe

Taser use is too important to leave up to the police.

 

LETTER: Ameren's request for rate increase is unfair

AmerenUE should not ask ratepayers to cover a cost it deems imprudent to pay on its own.

LETTER: Colorado right to ban soda in public schools

Soda is an addictive, damaging product that should not be readily available to children in school or at home.

LETTER: Steinmetz column inaccurate in depiction of obesity programs

Child obesity in Columbia, as well as national, is a real problem, and the PedNet Coalition is creating many beneficial programs to promote healthy lifestyles for our youth.

LETTER: Thanksgiving recipe was scrumptious, much appreciated

The turkey recipe published in the Columbia Missourian provided a delicious, unforgettable recipe that will continue to be used.

Abortions contribute to violent culture

President-elect Obama's abortion policies are lending to our culture of death, and it is important that Congress oppose the Freedom of Choice Act.

LETTER: U.S., Missouri face urgent hunger problem

The latest food insecurity figures released by the Department of Agriculture reveal the desperate need for a boost in SNAP/Food Stamp benefits in Congress's next stimulus package.

LETTER: Central Humane Society needs community's help

The nonprofit agency, which has provided a service in mid-Missouri for 65 years, is having difficulty accommodating its growing needs.

LETTER: Cheney's actions warrant impeachment

An impeachment trial is the best way to uncover all the wrongdoing that Cheney has had a hand in.

LETTER: Women's health should be a priority for new Missouri legislators

The change of power of Missouri politics should also represent a change in the way we begin to improve access to emergency contraceptions.

LETTER: Visiting scholars appreciate hospitality

Lesley Sapp, from Asian Affairs Center at MU, shares the gratitude of Asian scholars and the parting words they provide before leaving.

LETTER: University needs to remember its land-grant mission

MU needs to focus back to its land-grant mission and stop spending money on frivolous studies.

LETTER: Religious beliefs influence shared meanings

The tangible result isn't the only measure of what an action really means, and the "obvious" isn't always the answer.

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