Confusion and misinformation complicate important community conversations on infrastructure, and even the most basic facts on issues such as water treatment and electricity are elusive.
Sunday was not a day of remembrance on the talking-head shows, but a day of allegations and condemnation over the maltreatment of our veterans by the Department of Veterans Affairs health centers.
If it were not for Donald Sterling's behavior, the media would not have been energized by the issue you highlighted.
Redskins is an offensive term. Others might disagree, but that's not the point: The context is. Using the R- word casually serves no good purpose. Using it to engender debate and understanding does.
You hear opponents' criticism and you have to ask yourself, are these people stupid or just ignorant? Or, considering that they’re seeking membership in a legislative majority so conservative it no longer listens to Kit Bond, are they cynically mouthing words they don’t really believe?
City government views commercial aviation as the ideal way to increase traffic at the Columbia Regional Airport, but other options such as a flight school or private planes for short-haul trips could boost use as well.
In Missouri, the texting while driving ban applies only to drivers under the age of 21, but it's not just young drivers that are easily distracted by their cellphones.
The Missouri General Assembly did both too much where it didn't matter and not enough where it did.
Racism cannot be changed with a simple court ruling, but rather requires a consistent desire for a better society.
There are too many questions concerning this joint resolution. It is as if the gun lobby decided that if we are to be a true “conservative state” we must do away with any common sense law concerning firearms.
The downtown core has to contain an adequate infrastructure. The infrastructure must support all of the activities occurring within it.
What you need to drill into your brain and the brains of every other man on campus is that it's not OK to get drunk and stupid and then have sex with a woman who is drunk and stupid.
New sewers headline a list of to-do's for the city if it is to continue its bright plans for downtown development.
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to allow prayers at public meetings goes against the spirit of the First Amendment.
For America to return to the status it once held in the eyes of its citizens, job opportunities need to be generated.
First comes the parade, with the circus passing through town, clowns and all. Then comes the clean-up crew, scooping away the mess the elephants left behind.
On the issue of downtown development, the mayor shouldn't take differing opinions personally.
The Missourian's annual Progress Edition appears as an insert in today's newspaper — and it can be found as a digital section on the Missourian website. This year, as the definition of progress, the Missourian chose innovation.
Limits on downtown Columbia development could have at least modified plans that now seem thwarted either by infrastructure inadequacy or by public opinion. Everyone, including developers, would have been better served.
Living outside of a community is like night and day. You have to worry about everything. You are completely on your own.