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Local Columnists

Paper works hard to be accurate, but don’t take our word for it

The Missourian posts original documents to help readers check the credibility of stories for themselves.

We’re having a (more on that later)!

Jake and Jenny reached the halfway point in the couple’s first pregnancy on Tuesday. During the doctor’s checkup, they learned the sex of their baby and that everything is normal.

To whose god are you swearing?

The juror’s oath should be standardized and inclusive of believers and non-believers.

Experimenting with color can turn ordinary into extraordinary

Adding color to gardens and house decorations can brighten any autumn day.

Hardee’s Big Country Breakfast Burrito a victim of the ‘Food Police’

Critics rail against the unhealthiness of the fast food industry, but personal responsibility should guide the public’s eating habits.

Dishonesty leads to disorder in our nation

The United States should learn from past mistakes of countries that have crumbled.

China’s Communist Party plans the country’s future direction

The 17th Party Congress will have a major impact on how China conducts its economic and political policies.

Playing it safe in 2008 campaign

Current presidential contenders could take a cue from Al Gore, a man not afraid to share big ideas.

No room for insensitivity in the newspaper

Jabs at political correctness are no excuse for a newspaper to print inappropriate words, and the Missourian encourages readers to think about and comment on the stories we run.

Give the patrolling kitties a voice and people will listen

A Three Stooges bottle opener, a dog and ever-vigilant cats are the inspiration for a million-dollar idea.

Gore’s Nobel efforts promote peace from the earth up

The former vice president was recently awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for preaching the dangers of global warming. David Rosman explains why that all adds up.

Fall isn’t necessarily end of planting season

Many plants flourish in containers in cooler weather.

Military impersonators get no respect in today's society

Individuals who falsify rank and wear medals without authorization are being called out and prosecuted for their subterfuge, while true defenders are celebrated for their actions.

Flawed system leaves good days behind

With a surge in national debt and health care costs, the economy may never be the same unless a change is made in the system.

Blunt’s curators working against UM’s best interest

A political divide is growing in the UM Board of Curators, and it may negatively affect other aspects of the university.

Che’s doctrines outdated, but idea of reforming government is not

For years, we’ve seen Che Guevara’s likeness printed on T-shirts, wall posters and any kind of souvenir around the world.

Sense of optimism surrounds news industry’s latest innovations

This year’s Associated Press Managing Editors conference was full of stories of newspapers reinventing themselves and embracing technology to deliver news in new ways.

Over time, our values may change

We should be careful of our strong reactions, because the things we find important may be different in the future.

New constitutional amendment needed to fix presidential campaigns

With hard work, great organization and lots of money, a Campaign Reform Amendment can become a reality.

Candidates lack leadership in presidential election

The democratic candidates are not showing enough leadership to be successful future presidents.

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