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David Rosman

DAVID ROSMAN: Plenty of shenanigans as the legislature convenes

In a search for proposed bills, it's hard to find relevant bills because most lack a title. The legislation found was even more confusing.

DAVID ROSMAN: No need to analyze 2013 before plunging into 2014

The New Year is something akin to the line one draws on the score card after a particularly bad bowling frame or tee-to-green. It is meant to separate the bad from the good, to have a new beginning, to hit the reset button.

DAVID ROSMAN: Let's have peace on Earth in spite of the nonsense on 'Duck Dynasty'

Let’s celebrate Christmas for what it should be, the rebirth of the planet and peace and tolerance for all mankind.

DAVID ROSMAN: Missouri's death penalty is a costly mistake

I still believe that each man and woman on death row needs to have this one chance to prove innocence or guilt beyond a shadow of doubt.

DAVID ROSMAN: Military ruling must meet spiritual needs of all groups

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.

DAVID ROSMAN: Politicians lack integrity in debate over nullification

Missouri's rural Democrats need to stop worrying about their jobs and allow the governor's veto to stand.

DAVID ROSMAN: Perception of Columbia is that of an unsafe city

A feud that sparked shootings a year ago, a rift between local police agencies and a misunderstanding of community policing seem to have created a mess in Columbia's law enforcement community.

DAVID ROSMAN: Returning state surplus to citizens makes poor fiscal sense

It is too expensive to return the surplus to citizens and it won't create jobs or be spent on material goods.

DAVID ROSMAN: Apathy, not new ordinance, threatens civil liberties

The form required by an ordinance the Columbia City Council passed in January contains so little information about tenants it does not merit a conspiracy theory.

DAVID ROSMAN: Employment numbers may be up, but half of jobless are older workers

For those over the age of 55, the job search can be even more difficult. Employers may not believe they can teach an old dog new tricks.

DAVID ROSMAN: Decisions on same-sex marriage follow changes in American attitudes

Poll after poll shows an ever-increasing acceptance of marriage equality in the United States and worldwide.

DAVID ROSMAN: Approach gang problem with smart strategy, not hammers

Here's why street gangs exist — poverty and lack of support systems, few living wage jobs, poorly funded education systems and the outlook of a dismal future.  Heavy-handed police action doesn't address those issues.

DAVID ROSMAN: A belated Happy Father's Day to a larger-than-life dad

David Rosman's father, now 90, was a fighter pilot in World War II and owned a bicycle store in the New York City suburbs.

DAVID ROSMAN: Other issues are far more important than museums moving

The re-purposing of the former Ellis Fischel Cancer Center is the underlying and more important story, and beyond the university, there are more important stories this summer.

DAVID ROSMAN: National security vs. press freedom in Fox News, AP investigations

Federal investigations of Fox News and The Associated Press raise the question of where the line is between protecting national security and preserving press freedom.

DAVID ROSMAN: Prayer in public schools crosses constitutional line

Two school districts have hosted prayer meetings, despite the Constitution is clear that the government, from local to federal, cannot promote or establish a religion.

 

DAVID ROSMAN: Sorry, Karl, women must be equal partners in the military

J. Karl Miller seems to believe that any change to Article 60 is contrary to the discipline of the military. Nothing could be further from the truth. It takes time for change to happen, and it will, even with Karl kicking and screaming that it can’t.

DAVID ROSMAN: Computer hacking and plausible deniability

Concealed weapons can be worrisome enough by themselves. But the possibility of an unsecured list that names personal information of conceal carry permit holders is something that needs to be addressed immediately.

DAVID ROSMAN: Policy and politics or juvenile and conspiratorial?

Missourian columnist George Kennedy asked last week whether Sen. Kurt Schaefer was playing politics or policy. Maybe the question should be: Should Schaefer's actions be considered juvenile and conspiratorial?

DAVID ROSMAN: Should Big Brother be watching Columbia more?

While public and private security cameras have minimal effect deterring crime, they do aid in the capture of criminals. Does this advantage outweigh our expectations to privacy?

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