The task force decided, by consensus, to launch its work by bringing to the Sept. 11 meeting proposed research questions that will be organized and prioritized for attention.
We all have dreams for a better planet. But to get there, we must look forward with our eyes wide-open, not behind with our eyes hard-shut.
J. KARL MILLER: The use of performance-enhancing drugs by baseball's biggest stars is indicative of a larger celebrity trend of lying, then denying.
I don’t think we will become a stronger people through the use of guns. I can only hope we will become a wiser people through knowledge and understanding.
The first week of school means a fresh start, again, for the Missourian. Two issues we plan to concentrate on this fall are safety in our community and sexual assault on college campuses.
The most important change to come from Monday's City Council meeting might be the reworking of the city bus routes to serve more of the city for more hours of the day.
State Fair rodeo incident highlights importance of showing, teaching character.
The resurgence of assigning racial overtones to any incident involving people of color — whether by misunderstanding or with malice aforethought — is tragic.
Racial attitudes against the civil rights movement may still be prevalent today.
Colloquialisms demand us to reinterpret the meanings of certain words and phrases.
I didn’t even realize that none of my Journalism School colleagues, most of whom were bound for Washington to attend a conference, had joined us on our route.
An anti-violence committee may be a far better early step than an arbitrary increase in police officers at the taxpayers expense.
While funding public safety must be the No. 1 priority of Columbia's revenue expenditure, levying a special tax to cure an ongoing problem sets a dangerous precedent.
If the military allows sanctioned chaplains to minister to the needs of the troops, then it must meet the needs of all of the troops, including the servicemen and -women who are atheists, agnostics, freethinkers, skeptics and secular humanists.
It will only be when the public decides to really get involved will we see the end to many of our social dilemmas. Every household needs to be accountable and commit itself to taking a stand to help rid this country of dangerous drugs.
Slate magazine will no longer us the word "Redskins" to refer to the NFL team from Washington, D.C. The name debate, which has lasted for decades, isn’t going away.
When compared to the other four Missouri cities with more than 100,000 residents, it turns out that Columbia's crime rate last year was below St. Louis, Kansas City and Springfield and tied with Independence.
Missouri's rural Democrats need to stop worrying about their jobs and allow the governor's veto to stand.
Serving in the military today is a lot different than it used to be.
On Wednesday, the Cleveland Plain Dealer cut a third of its newsroom staff, and Thursday, Gannett newspapers laid off at least 223 newsroom employees across 37 worksites. The question this all brings us to: How does the decline of these newsrooms affect the health of the cities they serve?