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David Rosman

DAVID ROSMAN: A reasonable, humane approach to illegal immigration

On this Thanksgiving week, some of those who have come to this country undocumented, in many cases unwillingly as children, are being given a chance to live the American dream without the immediate threat of deportation.

DAVID ROSMAN: About the ichthus: We need to honor all faiths, not just one

The covering of the ichthus on a war memorial for Operation Desert Storm was the right thing to do.

DAVID ROSMAN: Time for same-sex marriage to apply to all in Missouri

The problem with the state judge's ruling is that it has been interpreted as applying only to St. Louis.

 

DAVID ROSMAN: Deadly diseases should not become political issues

The fight against Ebola has become a political one with no winners.

DAVID ROSMAN: Let's start the conversation with election preferences

Amendment 6 is the exception to columnist David Rosman's rule of not altering the state Constitution. It might not be a perfect bill, but a longer voting time is worth passing in Missouri.

DAVID ROSMAN: Drawing the line on religious practices in schools

There is no reason that a student cannot bring a Bible to school, as long as an atheist can bring Christopher Hitchens’ “God Is Not Great” on the same day.

DAVID ROSMAN: Proposed amendment would throw state budget out of whack

On the surface, Amendment 10 seems to be a good proposal, but looking closely, the amendment is worrisome for both parties.

DAVID ROSMAN: Urging mass resignation is misguided way to oppose the president

Colorado Rep. Doug Lamborn just wrong-headed in urging U.S. generals to resign as a protest to President Obama's foreign policies.

DAVID ROSMAN: No reason to carry a rifle on the streets of Columbia

Amendment 5 preempted Columbia's ordinance prohibiting openly carrying firearms within city limits. But why would anyone want to carry a pistol or rifle openly downtown or to the mall?

DAVID ROSMAN: New blimp promotes ideas for Missouri, but only from the right

The blimp is an advertising tool promoting Rex Sinquefield and Missouri House Speaker John Diehl’s “100 Great Ideas” initiative. It asks the people of Missouri to submit their ideas about improving the state.

DAVID ROSMAN: Legislature did nothing to improve the lives of Missourians

Overriding Gov. Jay Nixon's vetoes appeased corporate lobbies and special interest groups, created no jobs.

DAVID ROSMAN: Memory of 9/11 reinforces need to strangle new threats of terrorism

We need to act, and we need to act sooner rather than later. America’s air support of the Iraqi and Kurdish ground troops is only a start.

DAVID ROSMAN: Home health care workers are not fairly compensated

President Barack Obama and many of his supporters have suggested $10.10 per hour as a fair working minimum wage. But caregivers need to be paid better if we want more than simply adequate care for our disabled and elderly.

DAVID ROSMAN: It's difficult to find a focus in the dog days of summer

Keeping up with politics can be hard, and that's OK.

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.

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