David Rosman

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.

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?