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Dress codes exist to discourage bad behavior

A grand opening in Kansas City caused controversy when organizers imposed a dress code, with some calling the dress code racist

Letter: Best to keep Columbia's trails unpaved

Extending and connecting the trails, rather than covering them in concrete, is a solid alternative to GetAbout Columbia's plan.

Cable outrage is result of society becoming more complicated and less satisfied

I don't know if the warpath against the cable loss means people are seriously addicted or they feel that things are falling apart so fast in the world around them that they look upon the boob tube as their last frontier.

Anthrax source still debated

The FBI says Bruce Ivins, an anthrax germ warfare specialist, was the man who killed five people and injured 17 others after the 9/11 attacks, but others say its case has holes.

Journalism: a discipline of verification

Anyone can blog a rumor, but a good journalist presents verified information.

Better late than never not true for Warren Funeral Chapel

The Warrens gave their time and efforts to afford everyone a proper burial or cremation. But no one was helping them when the first signs of trouble began.

Self-placed politicians on pedestals must end unwanted mudslinging

When these political characters start attacking people because of their political beliefs, their insults do not always land where they were meant.

International war crimes arguably most important since Nuremberg

Take candidates’ promises with a grain of salt

The 9th District race is shaping up to be the most interesting of Tuesday’s primary.

Get mad, then get active in public life

There’s a lot to be mad about regarding our government. Past political greats and business leaders were also angry — for good reason.

The government should not regulate our food behavior

Obesity may be an issue in society but government organizations go too far in regulation.

 

 

Stay-at-home and working moms must draw the line between overbearing and caring

The quality of parenting matters more than the amount of time one spends with her children.

Obama's world tour an appeal for U.S. Jewish votes

Presidential candidate Barack Obama is on a tour of South Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Generally, he has been well-received abroad, though the trip is partially to influence Jewish voters in the United States.

London could be Columbia’s sister city

The similarities may not be obvious, but take away the familiar English sites, and the cities have a lot in common.

Participating, covering the fair two different experiences

The story from the judge's table is different than the story covered by the reporter.

Money matters more than we think

As gas hits record highs, speculators are getting richer. Some who have committed financial misdoings are still praised for making a few people rich. It seems money counts for more than people want to think.

New Missourian site launches; tell us what you think

The new design of our Web site was launched Tuesday night. Help us work out the bugs. Is it working? Are you having trouble viewing a story or video? Please go here to leave a comment, share your ideas for future improvements and see what others have to say.

We should trust the police to use Tasers safely and fairly

Tasers make the job of being a police officer a little less hazardous.

Diverse religions must accept each other, stop pushing beliefs on others

Closed-minded persons are restricting the freedoms of others by not looking beyond their own religion.

U.S. exports economic problems

The economic problems affecting the U.S. are also showing up in the United Kingdom, Spain, Australia and Ireland.

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