In making the decision about placement, several editors said they worried about “voter fatigue” – so many heavy stories in such a short span. They underestimated the continuing hunger for hard news, which frankly newspapers haven’t seen from readers for a while now.
Donors hardly ever want to underwrite the basics. Understandably, they want their names on something new and, preferably, highly visible. The basics — from steam pipes to classrooms and what goes on in them — are supposed to be provided by the state. ... Less than half the flagship's budget now comes from the state.
Boone County Clerk Wendy Noren is responsible for a smooth election day in Boone County.
There are always two sides to any story and sometimes many more. I write now to show another side of what has turned out to be an unfortunate public airing of problems in a non-profit organization that has struggled for its very existence since its inception.
Despite their reputation, spiders are more useful and less dangerous than we think.
Regardless of party affiliation, Obama is your next president, and we as a country need to move forward with him.
When it comes to Christians and their faith, actions should be taken at face value, regardless of the validity of their beliefs.
Education has taken a back seat in our society. To move forward succesfully, we need to make it cool again.
Obama has received congratulations on winning the presidential election from countries around the world. However, questions remain in Pakistan, Russia, Brazil and Colombia about how this will change those countries' relationships with the U.S.
Obama's win proved that as a nation we are able to make a difference. Although some of the decisions Missourians made were contradictory, Tuesday was a good day for America.
The Missourian staff was able to put out a complete and thorough coverage of the election thanks to perserverance. They showed that journalism is still one of the most important functions in our democracy.
With threats of violence surfacing from either outcome, people from both political parties hope the next president will ease racial tensions.
It’s too early to tell what an Obama presidency will bring, but there is great news. He is not a socialist, communist or terrorist.
President Bush's failed policies have brought us Barack Obama.
Several incidents have come into question recently regarding the actions taken by police officers, and those without all the information should not be criticizing them.
Global attention and the removal of President Mugabe might save Zimbabwe from further economic collapse as the country's currency hyperinflates and the quality of living lowers.
Voting should go beyond candidate and party bashing, with more time spent on educating people on policies and civics.
By beginning a war with North Korea, the U.S. would have continued to lose its power and make more and more enemies. With wars still being waged with Afghanistan and Iraq, can we really afford to take on another war?
China's melamine milk scandal has taken the backseat to stories about the presidential election and financial crisis, but the question of which products might be contaminated still lingers.
Highly critical advertisements have become common place in state and U.S. House races this year, leaving voters counting down until election day passe