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Letters to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: To address crime, we need overhaul of Police Department

We do not need a task force for crime in this town. We need the resignation of an ineffective police chief.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Washington must address corporate tax reform

If big corporations would pay their fair share, money would be available for critical, life-saving programs.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Article gives wrong impression about UM Press

I eagerly await the selection of a permanent Director of the Press and look forward to discussions with that person about future directions of the Press.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Immigration bill is right step for international students

MU Chancellor Brady Deaton believes the Senate's immigration bill will provide international students a clear path to stay in the U.S. after graduation to create new American jobs.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Public needs to see UM Press budget numbers

It would be worth reporting on budget allocations for the UM Press for the current year and the proposed fiscal year.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A special prosecutor is needed to probe Obama administration

Republicans and others are calling for a special prosecutor to investigate the allegations against the Obama administration.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dean Roger Mitchell was 'an angel on Earth'

Dr. Roger Mitchell died Tuesday, June 4, 2013.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Nixon's veto stopped tax cuts that were dangerous for Missouri

Although Missouri's tax system does need updating in a way that supports the common good, House Bill 253 would have hurt the state.

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Is university's trayless effort necessary?

One of the most important parts of the college experience is to learn how to handle freedom, and exhibit self-control.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: NRA should help draft crime-fighting bill

The NRA would support Congress instead of fight members if it could help draft legislation.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Confusion about 'reading wars' is about terminology

The confusion regarding the "reading wars" lies in the technology. What a recently published article in the Missourian calls “phonics-based instruction” is actually “intensive systematic phonics instruction,” a view of phonics that insists we teach all children all the major rules of phonics in a strict order.

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Kevin Crane is an inappropriate commencement speaker

There are not enough words to illustrate how disgusted I am by your decision to allow Kevin Crane to speak at commencement. Kevin Crane is a monster. I believe he is single-handedly responsible for keeping an innocent man, Ryan Ferguson, behind bars.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thank you to the MU community

A fundraising lunch raised more than $6,000 in donations for a young couple struggling to pay for cancer treatment. Donations are still being contributed.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Shortened name misrepresents Muriel and Eliot Battle

Battle Garden and Battle High School should include the first names of the Battles.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Providence Road traffic must be managed

Delay in making decision about Providence Road safety just delays making the road safer, too.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Medicaid expansion would help Missouri's citizens

There is so much need to raise Medicaid eligibility to 138 percent of federal poverty level, so small community hospitals can stay open and provide vital care and stabilization to those who live far from larger cities.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Women's pay gap is an important issue for families

In Missouri, women are paid only 78 cents for every dollar a man is paid. This wage gap costs the average American full-time woman worker between $700,000 and $2 million over the course of her career.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Ryan's budget won't help seniors

Rep. Paul Ryan toying with Social Security and Medicare in budget negotiations is concerning for seniors.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Medicaid expansion benefits all Missouri residents

Medicaid expansion in Missouri would significantly boost local economies and is the most affordable healthcare alternative for Missourians.

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Women's health care shouldn't be put at risk

For every $1 spent on women’s health services, approximately $5 is saved.

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