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David Rosman

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.

DAVID ROSMAN: Shuttle service will efficiently fill downtown parking garages

The Columbia City Council wants to raise parking meter rates to fund another parking garage. The question is, what do the citizens get out of it all?

DAVID ROSMAN: Voter fraud not an issue that needs a constitutional amendment

Voter fraud does not warrant constitutional amendment because restrictions could add unaffordable costs for lower-income voters, and fraud cases are too infrequent.

DAVID ROSMAN: Falsely identifying the voter ID bill

Rumors about Missouri's pending voter identification bill have portrayed it as discriminatory and disenfranchising, wrapping more red tape around an already sticky system for exercising our constitutional right to vote. It is — but first, let's get our facts straight.

DAVID ROSMAN: Missouri's General Assembly accomplished little this session

When it came to passing meaningful laws, the legislature didn't step up. The laws that did pass didn't help generate jobs or protect the needs of the people.

DAVID ROSMAN: Long-form journalism offers important analysis, now on your e-reader

Days after the death of Osama bin Laden, e-books on the subject were already available to readers, marking a change in the distribution of long-form journalism.

DAVID ROSMAN: A video resume could hurt your job chances

The resume video is a mostly a gimmick that fails to impress employers and could open the door to discrimination.

DAVID ROSMAN: New tax bill is a trap

By skipping the income tax and bumping the sales tax, the proposed tax bill would lay all the burden on the working and middle classes.

DAVID ROSMAN: Banning Sharia law is fearmongering and unconstitutional

By prohibiting Sharia law in Missouri courtrooms, we're promoting hatred toward Muslim Americans.

DAVID ROSMAN: Candidates with 'real ideas' deserve your vote

With less than a week until the municipal election, Fred Schmidt and Helen Anthony stand out as ideal representatives for the First and Fifth wards, respectively.

Creating blue-collar jobs is the answer to our troubles

Mike Matthes has a change to start off his term with a bang. Why not help the future of Columbia by trying to create more blue-collar jobs, and take advantage of what Columbia has to offer?

DAVID ROSMAN: Politicians should do homework, read Missouri's constitution

There is a great reason why the state constitution separates religion and government. Why don't those in politics get it?

David Rosman: Conservatives threaten U.S. future by supporting minimum wage and grant cuts

By taking money from minimum wage earners and students, conservatives are destroying America's financial and educational systems.

 

DAVID ROSMAN: How to tell whether a politician is trying to snow you

With the Columbia City Council race heating up, candidates are using a variety of tactics to evade questions from constituents.

DAVID ROSMAN: Legislature ignores will of the people

The Missouri GOP is pushing back against voter-approved laws.

DAVID ROSMAN: Cold winter doesn't mean the end of global warming

Looking at short-term weather conditions distracts from the long-forming effects of climate-change.

DAVID ROSMAN: Mandatory gun training the answer to gun control debate

It's time to accept that there are responsibilities and reasonable restrictions that come with gun ownership.

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