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Your Opinion: Commentary and polls on evolution

I was watching Special Report with Bret Baier on FNC Feb. 12 and George Will, conservative commentator, made the following statement concerning what Scott Walker, governor of Wisconsin, said when asked a question concerning evolution ....

Our Opinion: ‘Impoverished’ Lt. Gov. seeks per diem

News Tribune editorial

Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder is hardly a political newcomer, so we were surprised when he made a remark destined to attract public scorn.

Perspective: How government regulation kills innovation – Uber edition

Government works best when it determines the rules of the road, not the composition of the traffic. That’s the pithy libertarian case for less regulation, first formulated by law professor Richard Epstein.

Perspective: Educators’ must ignite students’ passion to learn

Years ago I read an opinion piece in the newspaper in which the columnist wrote that anyone in America can obtain the equivalent of a master’s degree through the public library.

Our Opinion: Pondering the source of values

News Tribune editorial

Here’s a question to ponder: What is the source of your values?

Perspective: Tax relief, flexibility for business

1,109,463 is the number of workers employed by small businesses in Missouri. With such an astounding number like that, you can see why I take my position on the House Small Business Committee very seriously.

Your Opinion: Unforgivable justification

I can not believe that there was not one news article in the news media related to President Obama’s speech at the Prayer Breakfast at the Capitol recently.

Your Opinion: Quality of items deteriorates

This citizen has become quite weary of seeing the backs of business envelopes stating “Be a paperless society” that I can hardly wait to remove the bills or whatever and discard the envelopes.

Our Opinion: Virtual schools won’t solve real education puzzle

A problem with expanding virtual schools is we have not yet created virtual motivation.

Your Opinion: Cole County road crews commended

I would like to say thanks to the Cole County road district for the prompt clearing of our road.

Your Opinion: Right to work obsolete, retards job growth

I was surprised to read Rev. W. T. Edmonson’s letter published Feb. 15.

Our Opinion: Transparency. What exactly are we seeing?

Who could possibly oppose a Taxpayer Transparency Act?

Your Opinion: Costs of toll roads may exceed benefits

Our dear governor wants to turn I-70 into a toll road.

Your Opinion: Ask school candidates to define their roles

I want to applaud your staff for the good job of reporting on the candidates for both the JCPS school board and the Jefferson City mayor races.

Your Opinion: Revealing juxtaposition of legislative news

The editor of this newspaper is to be congratulated for juxtaposing the several headline news stories on the Feb. 13 edition of the News Tribune.