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My Neighborhood as Social Battleground: Witnessing Two Nights of Protests on South Grand

I don’t need to go into great detail about the police shooting of Mike Brown in August. Or about the police shooting of Vonderrit Myers Jr. a couple of nights ago. The stories have been told and retold, from a variety of perspectives. more »

Oct 10, 2014 Politics 4 Comments

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Opinion: Missouri Should Look to Online Gambling for Funding Instead of Abolishing the State Lottery

Thank goodness rational people are taking pre-emptive strikes at Republican state Rep. John Diehl’s misguided notion to put the state lottery’s fate in the hands of voters. more »

Oct 8, 2014 Politics

Illinois Race Between Bill Enyart and Mike Bost Is Heating Up

The race between incumbent Democrat Bill Enyart and Republican challenger Mike Bost in the 12th Illinois Congressional District, stretching from the Metro East to Illinois' southeast border, is gaining national attention... more »

Sep 16, 2014 Politics

Illustration by Marisa Morea

Jumping Jack Joins Missouri's Many State Symbols

In May, the Missouri General Assembly designated the jumping jack as the state’s official exercise (though five lethargic senators voted against the bill). It joins more than two dozen other state symbols, some intuitive, some unexpected. more »

Jun 20, 2014 Politics

State Sen. Ed Emery Suggests It's His Way or the Highway

Before state Sen. Ed Emery (R–Lamar) is dismissed as condescending to constituents who do not share his views on Medicaid expansion and other issues, his thoughts on government service should be examined. more »

Jun 17, 2014 Politics


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