David Rosman

DAVID ROSMAN: Not all taxes are equal this election

If you support health care and education, then you might want to join in the effort to pass Proposition B, the measure that would increase cigarette taxes in Missouri. 

DAVID ROSMAN: Trash and Akin, what they have in common

The trash collection system might not have achieved the level of international interest as Akin, but it is certainly top news here.

DAVID ROSMAN: Religion is not a qualifier for public office

Although an individual's religious affiliation has no impact on that person's ability to run for office, it might have an effect if the population actually votes  for them.

DAVID ROSMAN: An honest dialogue about guns is needed

Owning more guns will not slow down gun crime, nor will eliminating all gun ownership. But there is an answer somewhere. We have to be willing to talk first.

DAVID ROSMAN: Can one leave the news behind?

While vacationing in New York, Rosman found that staying away from the news is nearly impossible.

DAVID ROSMAN: Republican front-runners in August primary lack specifics

David Rosman writes that Republican candidates seeking office in the August primary mention no specifics on their stance concerning legislation that will create jobs — or their abilities to manage a nation.

DAVID ROSMAN: Vote 'no' on Amendment No. 2

David Rosman believes that Amendment No. 2 has a strong possibility of violating the state and federal constitutions and encourages voters to vote "no."

DAVID ROSMAN: Where does First Ward Councilman Fred Schmidt live?

Commentary has been circulating on blogs that First Ward Councilman Fred Schmidt no longer lives in the First Ward. Despite this, Schmidt said he still lives in his West Ash Street home.

DAVID ROSMAN: Much of EEZ doesn't seem to fall under blight definition

Even with the governor’s signature, SB 628’s language concerning the definition of "blight" found in section 135.950 and 135.953, nothing will change.

DAVID ROSMAN: Support for Paycheck Fairness Act doesn't deserve fear-mongering attacks

The Paycheck Fairness Act is a right step on the path towards equal pay for men and women.


DAVID ROSMAN: Print is more satisfying than pixels

The gratifying experience of reading in print can't be duplicated by computers, e-readers or other new forms of technology.

DAVID ROSMAN: Reflection on life among military veterans, importance of Memorial Day

In 1868 Gen. John Logan ordered that flowers be placed on the graves of Union soldiers at cemeteries around the country on May 30. It took until the end of the World War I for states to acknowledge this day of honor.

DAVID ROSMAN: Republicans must stop catering to extremists and learn to cooperate

Infighting and refusing to compromise could cost the GOP the election this November.


DAVID ROSMAN: Senate bill is bad for Missouri teachers, students

The bill's lack of a definition of "incompetence" could lead to unfair dismissals of teachers based on religious, sexual or scientific beliefs.

DAVID ROSMAN: Columbia needs to recognize growing gang problem

Columbia's gang problem has been growing for several years now, and the city has done nothing to help curb the problem. It is time to take action.

DAVID ROSMAN: When disagreements in police department overflow, it's a problem

The incident that resulted in the firing of police officer Rob Sanders reveals a problem with the local support for the police department.

DAVID ROSMAN: Teaching ignorance of LGBT community would be harmful to Missouri

Our Republican legislators think if we do not speak or teach about sexual orientation, other than in pure scientific terms, it will not exist.

DAVID ROSMAN: Missouri legislators should support teachers, not scare them off

Republican legislators are working to punish state educators with a new bill taking aim at job tenure, a move that will continue pushing teachers away from Missouri.

DAVID ROSMAN: Try something new and support local restaurants

Politics have reached nearly unbearable heights, which is why a restaurant review is just what we need to find solace. Because if you can't find solace in food, where can you find it?

DAVID ROSMAN: Fire, police departments deserve recognition

The past couple of weeks have put firefighters and police officers to the test cleaning up after wrecks and containing fires, and they deserve our praise for keeping us safe.