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ROSE NOLEN: Housing, jobs remain hallmarks of injustice for blacks

Although the Civil Rights Bill was passed in 1964, black people are still fighting for equal footing.

 

DAVID ROSMAN: Legislators' e-cigarettes votes expose influence of big business

In a time when Missouri residents are becoming more aware of the negative effects of tobacco products, the idea of the tobacco industry funding election campaigns will continue to add salt to a wound that is slowly festering.

DEAR READER: 'Word Crimes' creates complicated discussion of language

While comedian Weird Al's 'Blurred Lines' parody sparked a rewarding conversation about grammar, some take issue with statements made in the song.

DEAR READER: It's almost time again to get smart on politics

As the Aug. 5 election approaches, voters guides update Missouri residents about hot-button issues.

DAVID ROSMAN: For the most part, don't mess with state constitution

With the primary election coming soon, David Rosman shares his opinion on the ballot measures and how he intends to vote.

ROSE NOLEN: Uncertain about right to farm, when corporations are involved

The proposed amendment raises questions about who the right to farm will apply to and what it will mean.

DEAR READER: How can I describe the perfect day?

A rare respite from the heat in July seemed to put everyone in a better mood. Executive Editor Tom Warhover imagines the perfect story to go along with the perfect week.

DAVID ROSMAN: Fixing border problems will require change in Congress

It is time we remove the radical right from office and move in moderates and Democrats who will be willing to work across the aisle to return to their homeland those who are here illegally and to help stop the overflow of unaccompanied children sent by their parents to achieve a better life.

GENE ROBERTSON: Lack of involvement might be our undoing

Many African-American professionals are a part of the perpetration of injustices against low-income disenfranchised members of their own culture.

DEAR READER: How do you classify a storm? Depends whether you have a room with a (new) view

Monday's storm wasn't the roughest event in Columbia's weather history, but that didn't stop it from knocking out power in the west.

DAVID ROSMAN: Someone else's religious beliefs have no place in a woman's health decision

If the veto is overridden in a September session, it could lead to a slippery-slope for restrictions on other matters, including birth control.

DEAR READER: What Angela Anderson taught us about journalism, trauma

In following up on the story of Angela Anderson's family coping with the loss of two children, our newsroom learned a valuable lesson.

DAVID ROSMAN: Extreme right puts two-party system into serious jeopardy

The GOP will be further split, if the tea party Republicans continue to try to gain power through strong-armed tactics and threats. To stop the right wingers from gaining any more traction, moderates from both parties must be mobilized.

DEAR READER: Ask, and you will find yourself in the Indian Ocean

Slow news days beget curiosity, and executive editor Tom Warhover has quite a few questions he would like answered.

ROSE NOLEN: When dreams of country living collide with reality

Rose Nolen used to dream of living in a country farmhouse, but safety concerns about living so far from others eventually led her to stay in town.

DEAR READER: It's ludicrous to say sexual assault victims are part of privileged class

In the conversation about sexual assault on campus, the UM System has taken one step forward, while George Will has taken two steps back.

DAVID ROSMAN: Gov. Nixon should veto religious 'liberty' bill

Rosman argues HB 1303 could create problems for instructor oversight and could create the perception that a school is sponsoring a particular religion.

GENE ROBERTSON: We must demand accountability

Accountability is the responsibility of all parties involved, and should not be only considered at the end of the situation — it should be a process explained when an idea is conceived.

DEAR READER: Spending 'beach reading' afternoon with Justin Bieber, really

There are plenty of candidates for leisure reading this summer. First up is something that certainly fulfills that "not-so-complicated plot" requirement for a beach read.

GEORGE KENNEDY: Take a look at Plan B, which could help solve the city's problems

Petitions threaten to overturn City Council development actions, but downtown zoning and overflowing sewers are issues the public and the council should agree on.

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