Reader Opinions

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: McCaskill's moderate voice is right for Missouri

Todd Akin promises more partisan obstruction in Washington; Claire McCaskill has a record of working in both parties to find solutions for Missourians.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Cigarette tax targets the poor

I would ask all non-smokers to find a mirror, look yourself in the eye and ask, is Proposition B really a fair way to fund education?

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Smokers should share financial burden of their habit

The current Missouri Tobacco Tax is only 17 cents per pack (lowest in the nation) and yet, according to the CDC, the smoking-related health care cost in Missouri is $7.61 per pack. Unfortunately, this means that Missouri taxpayers must pick up the tab for $532 million of annual smoking-related Medicaid bills and that costs every Missouri household $565 every year.

GUEST COMMENTARY: People's Visioning looks to create solutions for Columbia problems

People's Visioning is a Columbia group aiming to generate solutions to city problems and ideas for improvement.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Youth benefit from Social Security more than they think

You are or know someone who is now or has been aided by dependents' or suvivors' Social Security benefits.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Major changes proposed to land subdivision regulations

Among many changes the Country Planning and Zoning Commission has proposed is a regulation on the use of private roads to access public roads.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: MSHSAA rules wrongly limit pep band playing time

The amount of time pep bands can play at a Missouri high school basketball game has been cut down; action needs to be taken to change this.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: It's not about the clothes we wear

The clothes that the Panellenic community chooses to wear is not a representation of its values. The Greek community should be recognized for their achievements on campus and leadership.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Banning guns threatens campus safety

While guns are banned in schools to prevent shootings, guns also serve as a means for students and faculty to protect themselves.

GUEST COMMENTARY: What I really want you to know about Columbia, S.C.

Thomas Barclay, an MU student, expresses his mixed emotions about the Missourian's previous article on his home town, Columbia, S.C.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: See numbers as colors, hear tones in numbers

Julia Williams, the Missourian reader, says it is possible for anyone to perceive the qualities inherent in the numbers.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thank you from the University of Georgia

The president of the University of Georgia thanks MU for its hospitality.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Claire McCaskill fulfills promises to support veterans

It is important to help our veterans, and that is something that is important to Claire McCaskill.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Claire McCaskill represents working families

In today's tough economic times, Claire McCaskill aims to provide workers with a sense of stability through protecting minimum wage.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Property owners should have say in trail construction

Landowners who would lose property to eminent domain for the GetAbout Columbia trail voted against the trail's proposed location.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Rehiring UM Press editor is only way to move forward

Rehiring former University of Missouri Press editor Clair Willcox is an essential part of restoring legitimacy.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thanks from a Georgia fan

This Georgia fan is pleased with the hospitality and friendliness of Missouri fans.


LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Changes to Missouri football team not good for fans

With the move to the Southeastern Conference, passionate fans are suffering the consequences. MU traditions are being ruined for the purpose of profit.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Families should have access to affordable child care

Working Missouri parents depend on child care to get and keep a job. Each week, more than 280,000 Missouri children under age 5 and 73,000 ages 5 to 14 are in the care of someone other than their parents.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Donations to Goodwill yield powerful change

MERS/Goodwill programs give clients not only employment but also renewed confidence, hope, independence, responsibility and more. The organization receives annual funding from grants and other sources, but in-kind donations make up one-third of its revenue.