Letters to the Editor
John Fry tells his story of his uphill battle with the health care system and his struggles to live without insurance.
In his recent opinion piece, “National Defense Deters War”, Col. J. Karl Miller quotes George Washington as saying: “There is nothing so likely to produce peace as to be well prepared to meet the enemy.” In other words, war preparation deters war. The basic question regarding that assumption is: “How’s that working for us?”
With all the medical expenses not covered by Medicaid, people do not have enough money to live on.
Allison Ross wrote a great cover piece on Quran recitation during the month of Ramadan. It was insightful, and for once, Muslims looked like quite amiable people in the news. Until I had to open my big mouth.
The City Council and Columbia Public School District would benefit from using Cosmo Park land for the school.
At a recent luncheon, Robb characterized several state universities such as Harris-Stowe State University as unnecessary and a waste of state funds.
The expansion of the program was vetoed by President Bush despite a bipartisan compromise by both of Missouri’s U.S. senators.
Instead of running the risk of creating a monopoly by luring one airline to the area, the airport would be better served extending the runway and bringing in more traffic.
A reader says state lawmakers who are interested only in toeing the party line are hindering legitimate academic inquiry and scientific research at the university.
A reader living with paralysis worries that attacks on stem cell research infringe on patients’ rights.
Money needed for infrastructure and busing costs would be better spent on education.
A good location for the new high school is Smiley Lane and Missouri 763.
Rising childhood obesity and increased fuel costs, among other factors, are reasons why Columbia should locate its new high school close enough that students can commute using nonmotorized modes.
Cosmopolitan Park offers a number of reasons to be considered as the site for the city’s new high school.
State and federal politicians should spend tax dollars more wisely by pulling out of Iraq and re-investing in infrastructure.
Take some lessons from the recent Missourian article, entitled “The Saga of the Warrens” (Aug. 25) if you want to know how African-Americans are really regarded by some of the Columbia community and MU.
Mark Musso, president and CEO of Special Olympics Missouri, thanks everyone who contributed to the success of the 2007 State Outdoor Sports Classic and encourages involvement in other Central Area activities.
The city's plan to use Worley and Ash streets to diffuse congestion creates heavier traffic and safety issues in central Columbia neighborhoods.
It looks like President George W. Bush is going to leave the Iraq mess for our next president. He has opened up Pandora’s box in the Middle East and doesn’t know how to close it. His only answer is to stay the course.
On August 1, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to reauthorize and expand the State Children’s Health Insurance Plan (SCHIP). I would like to applaud the members of the House who voted in favor of the bill. Unfortunately, Rep. Kenny Hulshof was not one of them.