Letters to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Ryan Ferguson should have been allowed to speak to students

My tax dollars paid to prosecute this man who served nine years in jail for a crime he did not commit.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Organizations work together to reduce hunger

Community Kitchen, Inc. partnered with Rural Development to address issues of hunger and food insecurity in Missouri.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Removing regulations can improve business, protect workers

Dave Griggs, owner of Dave Griggs Flooring America in Columbia, urges public officials to remove regulations on small businesses.


LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Elected officials should help modernize regulations for small businesses

An excess of regulations is overwhelming small businesses across the country. With bipartisan support, our politicians could help cut much of the red tape.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Fairness means inclusive policies for all Missourians

In Missouri, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people can be fired from their jobs, evicted from their homes, and denied access to public accommodations and services.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Privatizing Medicaid only costs more money

Administration costs of Medicaid are about 3 percent, but with private health carriers it is about 30 percent. That is 27 percent less money to pay doctors.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Congress should protect our liberties

Our founding documents are worthless if principles of truth are not operating in our government.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: University should apologize to Vietnam veterans for treatment

We veterans had to fight the university to get our paperwork processed. The Veterans Administration skipped checks.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: 40 Days for Life volunteers want to provide help

We are praying for the end of abortion. Abortion hurts. It not only hurts the baby physically, but it hurts the mother and father and all who are involved. 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Protests on Providence respect guidelines

Human life begins at conception, and abortion is the direct killing of an innocent. Abortion harms mothers physically and mentally.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Booing Obama, not the troops

The new National Guard recruits were cheered for, and rightfully so.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Citizens can rein in federal power

I have decided to leave a legacy of action by getting involved, writing my legislators and telling everyone I can there's a way out through convention of states.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We need to leave carbon in the ground

In the interests of retaining an environment that supports human peace and well-being, we must immediately and substantially reduce human production of greenhouse gases and other harmful materials.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Nuclear plants are not cost effective

S. David Freeman is famous for his innovative energy conservation and cost-cutting programs. He said nuclear plants are not cost effective.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Planned Parenthood protests show harsh behavior

My first problem is the assumptions made of us, the clients. They assume we are all there for an abortion and that we do not have a relationship with God. I strongly dislike feeling a raised level of anxiety getting out of my car to go to my gynecological appointment.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Brandon Coleman's family could file civil suit

Brandon Coleman's family and friends could enter a civil suit, which would be presented to the public and possibly a jury trial.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Why I demonstrated on behalf of Brandon Coleman

Brandon Coleman can't present his side of the issue because he was shot and died.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: U.S. must take more active role in United Nations

By taking an active role in the UN, U.S. leaders can ensure that American priorities are heard on the world's stage, including advancing human rights, and emergency humanitarian aid in times of need.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Government must continue working to avoid financial disaster

This is no time for speeches. It is time to get to work.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Hartzler holds minority view

Vicky Hartzler's conservative views represent a small minority of her constituency.