David Rosman

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.

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.