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A voice for Columbia is more quiet now

Jefferson City's move to all-syndicate radio is cause for fear at Columbia's KFRU.

Superintendent job likely belongs to Deming

Skip Deming can be a little vague, but the position is his to lose at this point.

No sympathy for Ann Coulter here

A complaint regarding Ann Coulter's voting eligibility in Connecticut was filed late last month. The source, who holds an unlikely place on the political spectrum, is seeking to expose her lies stemming from those nasty sound bites that have angered other critics already.

Laptops should be allowed in Senate chambers

The laptop debate centers around whether senators would be paying attention to their laptops rather than the debate.

GUEST COLUMN: What about those under the middle class?

In light of all the press about the Obama family,  it seems as though all of the other families are being forgotten and left under the radar.

Celebrity slip-ups shouldn't be excused

Stars like Miley Cyrus, Vanessa Hudgens and, most recently, Michael Phelps who are caught in compromising situations are responsible for their actions despite their fervent apologies and crocodile tears.

Stem cell research advances will require acceptance

With new advances in the field of stem cell research, the population must learn what they can about the process and accept its potential benefits. This may, however, mean rejecting the idea of natural order.

Individual resourcefulness will solve economic troubles

Knowing how to do things yourself comes in handy in times of economic strife.

Nonviolent elections a good sign in Iraq

Hardly any violence accompanied Iraq's elections last month.  What does this convey about the country's future?

Conversations with journalists can add depth, context to stories

A new project between KBIA and the Missourian, The Beat, allows reporters to better explain daily stories, which isn't always possible on deadline.

GUEST COLUMN: What we need in a new superintendent

The search for a public school superintendent is fraught with challenges. Ken Green, co-founder of Youth Alternative Learning Exchange, offers advice from educators and his own personal experience.

 

 

Five-day delivery by USPS might help cure procastinators

Facing economic difficulty, the United States Postal Service has proposed Congress eliminate a federal mandate for delivery six days a week. While e-mail and other advancements have diminished its role in some situations, the Postal Service has come in handy for procrastinators mailing their last-minute, Saturday material.

Know both sides, then argue abortion

An encounter with a stranger prompts a man to re-examine his views on abortion.

Limbaugh is hurting Republicans with criticism of Obama

With President Barack Obama's current popularity, Rush Limbaugh's controversial comments won't help the Republican Party's image.

GUEST COLUMN: Employee Free Choice Act would empower workers to unionize

Pending legislation would only change who gets to choose how to form a labor union. It would make that the choice of the workers instead of the choice of their boss.

Optimism is better stimulant for America

Calm minds and foresight will boost the country, not a quick-fix economic stimulus.

Hypothetical desert island continues to captivate

Being stranded on a desert island is a scenario that has fascinated for centuries. No matter how cliché it becomes, we continue to find it irresistible. What exactly is it about the idea that so easily captures our imaginations?

As Congress fails to act, America must push for a new direction

In these troubling economic times, Congress needs to focus on helping the people of the U.S., working across party lines. In the future, a new party may serve as an answer to the constant power struggle between Democrats and Republicans.

Leadership lacking in post-crisis world

As many nation's economies are in crisis, no visible leaders have stepped forward with clear solutions.

What's all this Super Bowl fuss about?

Columnist David Rosman suggests staying away from the parties and sports bars on Super Bowl Sunday. Rosman wonders why the Super Bowl receives so much hype.

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