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David Rosman

DAVID ROSMAN: The spirit of goodness turns up in surprising ways

A fellow skeptic and secular humanist commends those who speak out against bigotry and abuse.

DAVID ROSMAN: Missouri should decide who carries a concealed weapon in the state

The federal legislation interferes with states' rights to regulate conceal-and-carry permits and is a red herring that distracts our lawmakers from larger issues confronting the nation.

DAVID ROSMAN: Legislative snub to Boeing could cost Missouri hundreds of jobs

Representatives in Congress passed a nonbinding resolution in support of Virginia-based Lockheed Corp. and snubbed Boeing, the biggest defense contractor in Missouri.

DAVID ROSMAN: The people are now speaking, and it's about time

Occupy Wall Street and OccupyCoMo reflect the current state of the American people and lack of elected officials doing something positive.

DAVID ROSMAN: Guilty until proven innocent, or guilty even when innocent?

The Innocence Project says it has freed about 275 wrongly convicted individuals in its 20 years of existence.

DAVID ROSMAN: Dream big about writing a book, then face reality

Aspiring writers take heed, your great idea will need refining and planning before any success comes your way.

DAVID ROSMAN: Celebrate blasphemy, for it has the power to initiate change

Sept. 30 is Blasphemy Day. But if you do celebrate it, realize that if you are going to dissent, you must also have a real and workable solution to your problem.

DAVID ROSMAN: Columbia's dysfunctional transit system needs complete overhaul

The city should consider a public transportation system like that in Boulder, Colo.

DAVID ROSMAN: Terrorism has defined America since 9/11

America's paranoid overreaction in the years following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, has resulted in a fearful nation with a new agenda of exclusion and isolation.

DAVID ROSMAN: When celebrating Labor Day, thank those who made the workplace better

As we approach Labor Day, we have laborers to thank for 40-hour work weeks, minimum-wage laws, benefit packages and fair-labor and anti-discrimination laws.

DAVID ROSMAN: Cuts to the transit system hurt the city and punish its residents

By not expanding the public transit system (rather than cutting it), workers, students and citizens of Columbia become strapped by gas prices, hamstringing the economy.

DAVID ROSMAN: Lesson No. 1 — be wary of scams

Whether you are young or old, avoid becoming a victim with a quick refresher course in common sense.

DAVID ROSMAN: In the battle between classroom and online learning, the campus still wins

Learning has to entail so much more than just that which online classes can convey — all of the senses, interaction and interpersonal, nonverbal and verbal communication found only in a classroom.

 

DAVID ROSMAN: Formal titles could have been unconstitutional

A lost amendment to the U.S. Constitution would have made using titles like "Dr." and "Esq.: a violation of federal law.

DAVID ROSMAN: Moderates — it's up to you to find a solution

Moderate Democrat and Republican party members need to take action and work together in solving the nation's fiscal crisis.

DAVID ROSMAN: It's always possible that Missouri will shut down

Like Minnesota, the NBA and NFL, Missouri government could shut down, too. State Democrats and Republicans need to act like adults.

DAVID ROSMAN: July Fourth is about hope for the future

We have survived wars, financial crises, periods of great unemployment and moral crises before, and we will again.

DAVID ROSMAN: Petition to raise cigarette taxes majorly flawed

The new proposed cigarette tax is unfair to smaller tobacco companies.

DAVID ROSMAN: Republican candidates must move toward center

To have a chance to unseat President Barack Obama, the Republican presidential candidates must get organized and come up with a more moderate strategy.

DAVID ROSMAN: Protect mid-Missouri's American Civil Liberties Union chapter

A decision at the June 18 American Civil Liberties Union of Eastern Missouri meeting will decide the fate of the mid-Missouri ACLU chapter.

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