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Your Opinion: Harnessing our own prejudices

Published Aug. 20 2017

Thursday a Miami Herald writer, Leonard Pitts, heralded "Sadly, America is not 'better than this,'" indicating that "America" is racist...

Your Opinion: Denouncing hate, praying for victims and perpetrators

Published Aug. 20 2017

As servants of local Christian congregations, we denounce in the strongest possible terms the hateful speech and ensuing violence which...

Your Opinion: Compromise on monuments issue

Published Aug. 20 2017

Reading Wednesday's News Tribune, I found a couple of very interesting articles about the Confederate monument issue.

Our Opinion: AG should follow letter — and spirit — of the law

Published Aug. 20 2017

We question why the state's top law enforcement official — and someone who is considering a run for the U.

Your Opinion: Trump's troubling response

Published Aug. 20 2017

Alex volunteered for the Army Air Corps at age 17 in 1942. He fought the war as a radio operator...

Your Opinion: Response to Bruenger

Published Aug. 17 2017

As an atheist, Democrat, and proud American, I hardly know where to begin to address Mark Bruenger's letter to the...

Our Opinion: Jefferson City homelessness

Published Aug. 17 2017

Fortunately, a light is being shed on the problem of homelessness in Jefferson City.

Your Opinion: Media should be part of solution

Published Aug. 17 2017

I can remember, as a youth, watching the Nixon inauguration.

Your Opinion: Order in the universe

Published Aug. 17 2017

This letter is in response to a letter by Norb Plassmeyer on Aug. 14 on the "Solar eclipses and order...

Your Opinion: Rules for Radicals: Is this what we want for U.S.?

Published Aug. 16 2017

The following is Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals" the driving force in our country since the '60s. Think about it! Is...

Your Opinion: John McCain and me

Published Aug. 16 2017

It's John McCain and me. I never exactly thought I would say that.

Our Opinion: With start of school, need for driving safety increases

Published Aug. 16 2017

Jefferson City's public and parochial schools all begin classes for the 2017-18 school year this week, meaning motorists need to...

Your Opinion: Road funding dilemma

Published Aug. 16 2017

Governor Greitens formed a 21st Century Missouri Transportation System Task Force to study ways to fix our roads and bridges.

Your Opinion: Treason or terrorism?

Published Aug. 15 2017

Definition of Treason: "The betrayal of allegiance toward one's own country, especially by committing hostile acts against it or aiding its...

Our Opinion: Celebrating Missouri Conservation: 80 years of good stewardship

Published Aug. 15 2017

We join in the celebration of the Missouri Department of Conservation's 80th anniversary.

Your Opinion: Solar eclipses and order in the universe

Published Aug. 14 2017

Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) is considered to be the first to establish and explain the concept of heliocentricity, the idea that...

Your Opinion: Council should protect us from rip-off TIF

Published Aug. 13 2017

The News Tribune did not print my statement to the City Council in opposition to the St Mary's TIF.

Perspective: Cole County employees commended for quality, professionalism

Published Aug. 13 2017

I've been invited by the News Tribune to write a monthly commentary on the happenings in Cole County.

Our Opinion: A renewed call for primary seat belt law

Published Aug. 13 2017

A renewed call for primary seat belt lawA decade ago, we editorialized on this page for a primary seat belt...

Your Opinion: Fictional works heighten eclipse enjoyment

Published Aug. 13 2017

I'm not sure if your readers are aware of it, but there's a total eclipse of the sun happening in...

Our Opinion: When planning for the eclipse, don't forget safety

Published Aug. 12 2017

Nearly every law enforcement, public safety and governmental agency is gearing up in different ways for the Aug. 21 solar...

Perspective: Human trafficking, opioid abuse focus of roundtables

Published Aug. 12 2017

Not only are students preparing to head back to school but the hot, humid weather has cooled off some so...

Our Opinion: Encourage government participation by filling panel appointments

Published Aug. 9 2017

Many people feel so far removed from the machinations of government that they believe it's a waste of time to...