New Missourian blog The Watchword focuses on Columbia and Boone County government news, and it is meant to foster community conversation.
Expecting parents brush up on carpentry and accounting skills in preparation for their new family member.
J. Karl Miller’s column criticized anti-war protests at the Memorial Day Salute to Veterans Air Show. Anti-war protests are acts of good citizenship, not denigration of the military.
The historic structure is a major Missouri landmark, one that will not be let go of easily.
After the cancellation of his Missourian column, John Merrill questions the deeper meanings of plagiarism.
Although everyone has the right to free expression, a federal appeals court made the wrong decision in allowing protests during the Salute to Veterans Air Show.
In the chaos of war, looking back on good memories is a way to keep sanity and survive hard times.
The president of the Heartland Chapter of Global Action to Prevent War outlines the goals and strategies of the organization.
Gen. Pervez Musharraf’s second coup slows democracy and the flow of information to Pakistanis.
Older Tigers fans are afraid history may repeat itself this season for the MU football team.
Stories of mayhem and misadventure are often richer and more entertaining than fiction.
The Missourian has ended its relationship with columnist John Merrill after one of his columns was found to have unattributed information from The Maneater.
Agitators are necessary to draw the public’s attention to the cause, but all peace activists should not be lumped into this category.
Trouble arises when the United States abandons its moral principles to side with the lesser of two evils.
The Republican Party’s reaction to his arrest under suspicion of driving under the influence is unseemly and silly, Karl Miller says.
Fall planting is ideal for most trees and shrubs because it allows the roots to set well in the new location before spring growth begins.
A bad habit, common to many of us, is the tendency to believe that once we have identified a problem and addressed it, we have fixed it for all time.
As departments and majors become more specific on college campuses, important information will be left out of the coursework.
Gov. Matt Blunt appeals to his conservative base as state struggles continue to grow.
The Missourian’s standard, which requires detailed descriptions of criminal suspects before publication, is needed to serve the public the right way.