J. Karl Miller

J. KARL MILLER: Revision of 'Huckleberry Finn' has little public approval

When does being politically correct cross the line? The revision of the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn seems like a start.

J. KARL MILLER: Remember victims of Tucson shooting, not pundits

Some politicians and commentators seek to profit from tragedies like the shooting in Tucson while ignoring the consequences.

J. KARL MILLER: Pledge of Allegiance welcome addition to City Council meetings

The two council members who opposed the resolution to say the pledge, Paul Sturtz and Barbara Hoppe, have done little to endear themselves to their constituents with this vote.

J. KARL MILLER: Columbia's highs and lows in 2010

The lowlights include the cotton-ball incident at the Black Culture Center and Derrick Washington's suspension from the MU football team.

J. KARL MILLER: Compromises in lame-duck Congress are hopeful sign

Even before the 112th Congress convenes on Tuesday, it appears the Pelosi-Reid "my way or the highway" attitude has taken a back seat to a hint of bipartisanship.

J. KARL MILLER: A fine line separates the right to know and the need to know

Wikileaks' subject matter is obviously not intended for the public eye, and what good came from the revelation of Deputy Police Chief Dresner's affair? What is the line between what the public has the right to know, and what the public needs to know?

J. KARL MILLER: Congress shouldn't rush decision on 'don't ask, don't tell'

Repealing the policy during wartime would cause many more problems within the military.

J. KARL MILLER: Fox News no more biased than all other media

Despite extensive criticism, Fox News is as fair and balanced as other news sources.

J. KARL MILLER: Stan 'The Man' Musial is one-of-a-kind

Stan Musial will be one of 15 recipients this year of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

J. KARL MILLER: Taxing smokers isn't the answer to state revenue woes

Government regulation or punishment of a behavior by taxing a segment of society is unjustified.

J. KARL MILLER: Government should keep hands off Happy Meals

San Francisco's move to ban toys in fast-food kid meals is an assault on parental authority and a step onto a slippery slope of government nannying.

J. KARL MILLER: Democrats responsible for their own defeat

Ignoring the will of the people and passing unpopular legislation led to the Democratic loss of control of the House.

J. KARL MILLER: NPR made a mistake in Williams' dismissal

For NPR to have fired Juan Williams for expressing an honest and reasonable opinion is both shameful and preposterous.

J. KARL MILLER: Attack ads are nothing new in elections

If you intend to exercise your right/privilege to vote, please do so responsibly — know the candidate and understand the issues — recovery from an unwise decision is a lengthy and painful process.

J. KARL MILLER: Tasers and breeding laws aren't broken, so no need to try and fix them

Voters should vote "no" on Proposition B and Proposition 2.


J. KARL MILLER: Democrats misread the will of the people

If the Republicans win a majority in either house of Congress, they would do well to avoid the mistakes of their predecessors.

J. KARL MILLER: Sarah Palin doesn't deserve to be belittled

Sarah Palin has been the target of a lot of media criticism; however, the former governor of Alaska and 2008 vice presidential candidate is undeserving of these attacks.


J. KARL MILLER: Controversy over mosque shows failure to lead

When about 70 percent of Americans agree to oppose a given action, is it fair to call it a bitter disagreement?

J. KARL MILLER: 'True Grit' will remain a John Wayne film

Remakes point to a lack of originality in Hollywood. 


J. KARL MILLER: Is the First Amendment absolute?

While the ideals embodied in the First Amendment-granted freedom of speech are not to be disregarded, Americans must not view this as an avenue for dismissing common sense or tact.