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1999 Stories by Ray Hartmann

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  • Guns and Poses

    published May 26, 1999

    It might not be as entertaining to Americans as violent programming on TV and the movies, but the newly reloaded issue of gun control is good... More >>

  • Saving the Day for Corporate Welfare

    published May 19, 1999

    Which would you rather see the state of Missouri give greater priority? (A) A new program using tax credits to provide seed capital to... More >>

  • TWA: One Strike and You're Out

    published May 12, 1999

    It's countdown time at TWA again. The airline and its employees have entered the traditional 30-day "cooling-off" period provided by... More >>

  • The Pro-Life Movement Strikes Again

    published May 5, 1999

    There's one little detail you might want to know about the raging bill before the Missouri Legislature to ban "partial-birth abortions." It... More >>

  • Revelations on Tragedy and the Young

    published April 28, 1999

    I came across a newspaper account last week of a government study "made in an effort to get at the causes of crime." Some of the... More >>

  • Wigged Out

    published April 21, 1999

    This is just a little matter, a pebble on the vast toxic-waste site that is the American insurance industry. But I think it says a lot... More >>

  • Imagine St. Louis: The Post selling its soul for a jolly good fellowship

    published April 14, 1999

    Last month, the new-age editors of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch set off an old-fashioned newsroom firestorm by announcing "a new position we're... More >>

  • War and Parking

    published April 7, 1999

    Young soldiers are off to war and college students are protesting in the streets. It's enough to make an old campus activist mist up. ... More >>

  • But What About Knives?

    published March 31, 1999

    If Proposition B passes next Tuesday, you could still get arrested as a felon for attempting to protect yourself by carrying a concealed "knife,... More >>

  • Burning the Constitution, Again

    published March 24, 1999

    You're never going to believe what's back as a scorching political issue in the U.S. of A. It's flag-burning. Yes, my fellow... More >>

  • Suffering in the Luxury Suites

    published March 17, 1999

    I smell another rat. Less than two months after clanging its tin cup on behalf of the St. Louis Cardinals' starving owners (who only want... More >>

  • A Dangerous Call to Arms

    published March 3, 1999

    Get ready for the assault. In less than five weeks, voters in Missouri will be asked to enact one of the loosest gun laws in America, one... More >>

  • Police Put St. Louis' Worst Hoof Forward

    published February 24, 1999

    We don't have Rodney King in St. Louis to ask us why we can't all get along. For the moment, though, we've got Ilana Herzberg. Herzberg is... More >>

  • We Don't Get Fooled Again? Don't Be So Sure

    published February 17, 1999

    The St. Louis Cardinals have just been named the area's 101st Neediest Case by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and it can only mean one thing: ... More >>

  • A Frightening Talent for Politics

    published February 10, 1999

    To no one's surprise, Rep. Jim Talent made it official this week that he's running for governor in 2000, motivated solely by his selfless passion... More >>

  • Getting Religion: It's Not About the Talk

    published February 3, 1999

    "To tell you the truth, I was cynical about the pope coming here," a friend told me this week. "I'm a nonpracticing Protestant, I disagree with... More >>

  • The End of the Line for St. Louis Schools

    published January 27, 1999

    Here are the three best reasons for city voters to reject a sales-tax measure next Tuesday for funding continuation of school desegregation: ... More >>

  • A Real-Estate History Lesson

    published January 20, 1999

    This is the top city development official explaining why the city is so excited about its plan to raze the historic St. Louis Arena and renew its... More >>

  • The Reinvention of John Ashcroft

    published January 13, 1999

    John Ashcroft has gotten religion. Home from a wondrous presidential-campaign odyssey, Missouri's junior senator is a changed man, kinder... More >>

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