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Reader Opinions

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Social Security does help those who need it

Social Security benefits are not just for retirees. Many people depend on it after an injury and spouses and children depend on the program after the death of a wife or husband.

GUEST COMMENTARY: 'The good, the bad and the ugly' of Columbia

Columbia residents live with too much "bad and ugly," and the "good" in Columbia needs to emerge.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Sen. McCaskill always willing to hear us out

Missouri needs a senator who is able to work with others who do not share the same perspectives.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: From one city to another, beware of GoTopless event

In Asheville, N.C., last year's GoTopless event will degrade culture, women and Columbia.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Political spending is wasteful

Florence Friedrichs of Pilot Grove thinks the millions of dollars spent on this year's election campaign is wasteful and leads to misinformation.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Putting Kids First initiative to appear on November ballot

The Putting Kids First initiative on the November ballot must be passed.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thank you from Sterling Wyatt's family

The Wyatts thank family, friends and community members for the support they gave following the death of their son, Spc. Sterling Wyatt.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Missouri health care will suffer because of Supreme Court decision

Timothy Trout, president of Missouri Professionals Mutual, says that eliminating the malpractice awards cap has to potential to have a detrimental impact on the state's health care.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Republican candidates need to stand by their principles

In 2006 and 2008 voters gave the Republican Party some tough love because too many Republican politicians had strayed too far away from their own principles. Has the lesson been learned?

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: John Davis urges Republicans to vote for him

As a candidate for the Columbia Third Ward Republican Committeeman, John Davis urges all good and true Republicans to vote for him.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Missouri Constitution does not need amending

As an ordained minister of Evangelical Lutheran Church, Martin J. Rafanan believes the Missouri Constitution has been doing an excellent job of preserving religious liberties and does not need amending.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Ryan Henry will hold politicians accountable for their votes

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Janet Thompson recommended for office for her kindness, willingness to help

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Oppose 'Freedom to Pray' amendment

Teachers need to be sensitive to religious beliefs, but they cannot be made responsible for presenting lessons that are free from religious contradictions

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Davis committed to helping Republican candidates

John Davis, Republican candidate for Columbia's Third Ward committeeman, is willing to devote his time and energy to advancing Republican issues and candidates.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Brunner's business record raises concerns

John Brunner, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, cites his business background as the reason why voters should trust he will clean up America's debt and create jobs, but Brunner's history doesn't give him much credibility.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: John Davis believes in helping others

Columbia resident Rebecca Miller endorses John Davis for Republican Committeeman for the Third Ward.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Obamacare? Trick names don't help voters

The program should be more rightfully named Congress Care, a Columbia resident writes.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: What will it take to get sidewalks fixed?

Torn ligaments and missed work have prompted one Columbia citizen to call out the Columbia City Council on the conditions of the sidewalks.

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Exercise your freedom by voting in election

Voting is a unique privilege, and everyone should take advantage of it by voting at every available opportunity.

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