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David Rosman

DAVID ROSMAN: Both sides get some blame in Ferguson shooting

Ferguson should never have been in the national (and international) news in the first place. Things got out of hand very quickly, and we must place blame on both sides.

DAVID ROSMAN: On the brink of marriage equality, and perhaps, understanding depression

Since the U.S. Supreme Court’s DOMA decision in June 2013, the courts have agreed that the various bans on same-sex marriage are an apparent violation of the Fourteenth Amendment.

DAVID ROSMAN: Immigration reform package neither helpful nor humanitarian

“Just kick them out” is not an answer. It is a reaction to the influx of new and younger immigrants traveling to the U.S.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

DAVID ROSMAN: Right to Farm amendment would cause mischief to state agriculture

Columnist David Rosman discusses the reasons he is opposed to the proposed Right to Farm amendment.

DAVID ROSMAN: Small tax breaks add up to big losses in vital services

Rosman argues that the state's new tax-reduction deal will likely average less than $35 per person and adversely affect the bottom line of an already austere state budget.

DAVID ROSMAN: It's time to stop failing our veterans

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.

DAVID ROSMAN: Columbia needs general aviation to improve its airport

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.

DAVID ROSMAN: Expansion of gun rights could have dangerous consequences

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.

DAVID ROSMAN: Prayer decision divides Supreme Court, and many others

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to allow prayers at public meetings goes against the spirit of the First Amendment.

DAVID ROSMAN: Memo to the mayor — it's politics and it's not personal

On the issue of downtown development, the mayor shouldn't take differing opinions personally.

 

DAVID ROSMAN: Time for Missouri residents to demand campaign finance reform

If legislators are not willing to stem the degree to which outside organizations attempt to influence politics, then citizens should take matters into their own hands.

DAVID ROSMAN: Right to Work needs parity; MoDOT needs more money

Although certain pieces of legislation may be written by organizations with particular political leanings, they should not be summarily dismissed. The legislation can be co-opted across party lines to better serve the citizens of Missouri.

DAVID ROSMAN: Untreated mental disorders can have dire consequences

Unless we recognize the need for better psychiatric care for our veterans and civilians, incidents like the Fort Hood shooting will continue to happen.

DAVID ROSMAN: The Affordable Care Act is doing what it is meant to do

The health care act is not as confusing as many have made it out to be. Even those dead set against it for political reasons seem to like many of the provisions.

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