David Rosman

DAVID ROSMAN: Local elections are microcosm of our larger concerns

David Rosman discusses local issues that will appear on the April 3 election ballot and gives his own reviews of the candidates running for seats in the City Council and Columbia Public School Board.

DAVID ROSMAN: Senate resolution puts religious freedom in Missouri at risk

The Missouri Senate joint resolution to allow public funding to religious schools violates the separation of church and state.

DAVID ROSMAN: Voter registration, not identification, causes problem

Estimates about voter fraud are overblown by Republicans, and voter identification laws solve no existing problem.

DAVID ROSMAN: Limbaugh's insincere apology makes situation worse for all, including Missouri

An insincere apology forced out of Rush Limbaugh by drops in ratings and advertisers does nothing to make amends. And the Republican candidates, other than Ron Paul, have done nothing to condemn his remarks.

DAVID ROSMAN: If only conservatives could vote for 'none of the above'

The presidential race has turned into a campaign of negative rhetoric, and there is no good choice among the Republican candidates.

DAVID ROSMAN: Conspirators, one and all

Rep. Lyle Rowland, who recently introduced a "birther" bill in the state House of Representatives, is preventing the General Assembly from what they're meant to do: legislate.

DAVID ROSMAN: Blame is so much easier than fixing the problems

Why do people whine about everything but have no solutions to actually fix the problems? Blame is so much easier than fixing the problems. People are lazy.

DAVID ROSMAN: Discrimination to one is discrimination to all

A bill in the Missouri Senate would make it more difficult to prove discrimination in a lawsuit with the change of a single word.

DAVID ROSMAN: Graphic political ads have no place on TV's biggest stage

Pro-life presidential candidate Randall Terry is peddling a graphic commercial that must be aired because of federal law. Here's why you should turn off your TV when the ad airs.

DAVID ROSMAN: Do we need an amendment to fix campaign funding?

U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich's proposed amendment regarding the use of public funds to pay for federal election campaigns will never pass.

DAVID ROSMAN: Leadership qualities, not faith, should govern presidential election

The faith of particular candidates is a topic that comes up in nearly every election.  However, a candidate's faith should not determine whether or not that person is qualified for political office. 

DAVID ROSMAN: Two new Missouri Senate bills attempt to tackle payday loans

These bills, which propose to compound payday loan interest rates quarterly instead of bi-weekly, would make it easier for the economically downtrodden to take advantage of payday loans.

DAVID ROSMAN: Getting things done is not the priority in Missouri Legislature

Missouri legislators appear to not want to get anything important done, especially to save a few bucks. This year's theme is on creating new and dreaded state constitutional amendments.

DAVID ROSMAN: It's been an anxious holiday, but there's much to be thankful for

As far as New Year's resolutions are concerned, I do not make any, knowing full well I will not keep them, except to say thank you to those around me.

DAVID ROSMAN: Hanukkah is not a 'Jewish Christmas' and other matters

It's a holiday season regardless of religious beliefs, and we should all find our own way to celebrate, perhaps regardless of misinformation and misunderstandings. 

DAVID ROSMAN: Criticism of Police Chief Ken Burton seems misplaced

Ken Burton is an "outsider" but he hasn't done anything that deserves him being fired.

DAVID ROSMAN: A look at racism from many directions

Discrimination exists. Whether it is based on skin color or religion makes no difference; discrimination is part of our daily lives. If you claim not to discriminate against others based on any criteria, you are probably lying to yourself.

DAVID ROSMAN: Journalists are swimming in a sea of imposters

The practice of ethical journalism is diminishing in this country, but all hope is not lost with a few minor changes to what we call "fact" and "fiction."

DAVID ROSMAN: Regency decision put City Council between a rock and a hard place

The Columbia City Council debate over Regency mobile home park brought two issues to the surface: the inability of the city to regulate zoning codes and its failure to establish a workable long-term plan to develop affordable housing.

DAVID ROSMAN: There seem to be moral lapses on both sides of the aisle

Both political parties have moved to the extreme end of the spectrum, but their actions have not received condemnation from average Americans.