J. Karl Miller
The two-party system has its benefits, including stability and encouraging debate.
Before facts are investigated about the reports of Marines urinating on dead Taliban members, opinions of people who haven't been on-site where an incident happened have little value.
Cutbacks in our military, as history has shown us, lead to regret and more money spent to regain the balance of power in combat forces.
Women's basketball has been overlooked and underappreciated by most sports fans. However, the sport, including MU's women's basketball team, is no longer the dull and archaic game it used to be.
True journalists must write for an established publication that follows reasonable rules, has mindful editors and verifies its information. Others, such as bloggers and sensationalist video wielders, don't live up to this standard.
For as long as J. Karl Miller can remember, he has had an unabashed and unashamed love affair with Christmas.
If the "Occupy" movement has a purpose, it is expertly concealed behind a facade of adolescents acting out about a perceived unfairness in their allowance or curfew. The notion that they as "99 percenters" are victims of the wealthiest percent and, as such, deserve to share in a redistribution of property is absolute nonsense.
There is no clear favorite Republican candidate to win GOP nod for the upcoming 2012 election.
Legalizing alcohol consumption in fraternity houses by students of legal age makes sense, but adding a diversity requirement is not necessary.
Missouri's move to the SEC comes at a price: the loss of historic rivalries with former Big 7/8 schools.
The frustration over the flawed economy and lack of jobs is understood, but it's irrational for "occupiers" to think that the "99 percent" is entitled to the money of the wealthy.
Halloween is a festival for children and teenagers, who will always remember the nights of trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving and other fun traditions. Progressive and religious groups should let children have their fun.
Security measures taken after the 9/11 terrorist attacks are to thank for a decade without terrorist attacks in the United States.
The divisive measure might be effective in campaigning, but it would not be a substitute for fixing the current tax code.
The intentions of the “Your Vote Counts” petition, which would demand a three-quarters vote of the legislature to set aside or amend ballot initiatives, should be questioned.
The United States should maintain its supply of nuclear weapons because rogue states cannot be trusted to follow disarmament procedures.
Although the Columbia City Council had good intentions, it is creating more problems than it is solving with feral cats.
Cuts to defense spending seriously weaken national security, and that is not the way to resolve the national debt problem.
Much of the lengthy impasse during the debt ceiling negotiations is due to President Obama's Robin Hood class-envy tactic wherein the wealthy become the villains.
There is no greater responsibility than that of a parent to a child — willful abdication of that obligation should be considered a capital offense.