Letters to the Editor
There is no reason the legislature should save the bulk of its workload to the last minute, but 60 percent of legislation recently passed in the House cleared in the final hours of the session.
Several weeks ago, Bill Clark devoted one of his fine columns to his love of opera, both from Grand Ol’ Opry and from the Metropolitan Opera.
We are paying enormous amounts for the administration and marketing of our health care system, rather than for actual health care.
College graduates today are struggling with debt, and their struggles have ripple effects in the economy.
Bush is fiddling like Nero did in Rome, while our country falls apart.
Places that are subsidized by taxpayer money, like the YouZeum, should be required to have lower fees to welcome more Columbians.
References to Israel's 41-year occupation of Palestinian territories could be misleading, without some insight on the Israel-Palestine conflict.
The easy political act of sending checks to taxpayers to buy products made in China will do little to stimulate our economy.
Prevention, including contraception education, would help prevent more abortions.
Sean believes not in bickering on the house floor but in reaching out to local leaders of the political opposition to create a working bipartisan system.
Biblical words can often refer to abstract ideas and should therefore be loosely interpreted.
The bill would expand the definition of “coerced” abortions to include women in domestic violence situations.
Midwives and home births are safe, if not optimal, and the government needs to start taking action to empower women in making decisions over their own births.
The state of Missouri should partner with homeowners to make homes energy efficient. Although energy independent additions to home are expensive, they save money over time.
Paul Sturtz’s commitment makes him the ideal candidate to represent the First Ward.
Supporting public education will help us deal with current, future problems.
Paul Sturtz has the creativity and knowledge of government needed for Columbia.
Vote yes for the proposed tax levy on April 8.
Through his advancement of the arts in Columbia, Paul Sturtz has shown he would make a good City Council member.
The Columbia Public School District is asking voters to approve a 54-cent tax levy. Based on an assessment by financial consultants, this increase, as well as an internal budget reduction of $5 million, will result in financial stability for the next five years.