Bob Holden

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    Peter Kinder Gets NRA Endorsement in Lt. Governor's Race, Rubs it in Brad Lager's Face

    Yesterday, incumbent Lt. Governor Peter Kinder issued a press release to gloat about the endorsement he's received from the National Rifle Association in his re-election race. His quote:"I am honored [that] the NRA and its many Missouri members have renewed their longstanding support for my service ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    McCaskill's '04 Campaign Ad Criticized Opponent for Use of Private Plane

    Mayday McCaskill: This just isn't going to go away; is it?​Poor Claire McCaskill. The fiasco over her private airplane just won't go away. Last week, the news was that Missouri's Democratic senator had failed to pay personal property taxes on her $2 million dollar, private aircraft. Then came news ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Missouri's Immigrant Population Dwindling, Says Panel

    Joan Suarez of Missouri Immigrant & Refugee Advocates; immigration-rigths attorney Pari Sheth, Kim Allen Murray of Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, and former Gov. Bob Holden.​The state of Missouri and the St. Louis region are shedding its once robust percentages of immigrants, and if not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    RFT Part of Panel Tonight to Discuss City Earnings Tax

    The place to be tonight for informed citizens and/or policy wonks.​What's that you say? You're looking for some quality (free) entertainment tonight and you're unclear where you stand on April's election over the St. Louis earnings tax? Well, do I have an event for you! Swing by the Old Post Offic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    In Missourah, "Fag" is Off the Record, Folks

    www.mssulions.comDiscrimination against the lion prompted a "ferocious" response.​Did you hear the one about the Missouri Southern State University commissioner resigning after calling the school's mascot a "fag"?No joke. The comments came during a MSSU Board of Governors retreat on Saturday. Davi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    What the Post-Dispatch Missed About Milton "Skip" Ohlsen

    Ohlsen's mug shot as it appears in an arrest report from March 2008 when police in Ladue found him in possession of a stolen .40 caliber Glock handgun. ​If you didn't see it yesterday, the Post-Dispatch ran a front-page article on Milton "Skip" Ohlsen, the man behind a federal probe into state Sen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    Scratch that Story on Mayoral Candidate and Contract with Red-Light Camera Vendor

    Earlier this week I posted a tidbit taken from the St. Louis American's Political Eye column. The Political Eye reported how dark horse mayoral candidate Denise Watson-Wesley Coleman entered a lucrative, $160,000 contract back in 2006 to do debt collection work for the city's red-light camera vendor ... More >>

  • News

    April 9, 2008

    Captain America

    Navy SEAL Eric Greitens has come home to St. Louis to help fellow Iraq vets.

  • News

    February 1, 2006

    Red Light, Green Light

    Did the city deliberately tailor the ordinance and bid requirements to favor only one red-light camera company?

  • News

    August 11, 2004

    Man Killer

    Did Patty Prewitt pump two bullets into her husband's head? It is a mystery that has lingered for twenty years.

  • News

    December 31, 2003

    Know News?

    The year in review: A quiz (For answers, see last page)

  • News

    December 17, 2003

    Post Toasties

    Labor troubles and amazing changing headlines at the P-D; plus the updates you've come to know and love -- and the opportunity to belt out some Gephardtian Christmas carols

  • News

    December 10, 2003

    Shandi in Furs

    Miss Missouri USA faces an ethical dilemma, Blake Ashby pontificates on the sweater vest, Unreal invents a surefire theft deterrent and Joyce Aboussie just gets scary; plus, the Sanford-Brown report and the reasons why the Lou is number two

  • News

    December 10, 2003

    Love the Gun You're With

    Meet one of the minds behind concealed-carry

  • News

    October 15, 2003

    Wrap the Pimp

    We raise our glass to John Goodman, the Cubs (please don't hit us) and the almighty Pimp; plus, not everyone is buying what the Department of Homeland Security is selling

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 24, 2003

    Best New Law

    Tougher penalties for nursing homes

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 24, 2003

    Best Mayor

    T.R. Carr Hazelwood

  • News

    August 6, 2003

    You Don't Know Dick

    St. Louisans, take some civic pride in Nelly-sanctioned model searches, fire-loving artists, Vespa-ridin' cops and one really underwhelming presidential campaign

  • Calendar

    June 11, 2003

    Get on the Good Foot

    Breakin' it down old-school

  • News

    May 21, 2003

    Purple Power

    In less than four years, Grant Williams has turned a weak union local into one of Missouri's most potent political forces. So why's he placing all his bets on One-Term Bob?

  • News

    March 26, 2003

    Best Shot

    St. Louis police may be close to getting the right to live where they want

  • Culture

    February 5, 2003

    Zero Effect

    Governor Bob Holden proposes zero dollars for the Missouri Arts Council

  • News

    October 9, 2002

    Base Motives

    It's lonely at the top for Talent and Carnahan

  • News

    June 5, 2002

    Seven Card Stud

    The stadium hand Slay should have played, and gets to play again

  • News

    May 29, 2002

    Nowhere Road

    What Slay was willing to give up for the stadium deal that died

  • News

    May 29, 2002

    Joyce Abusive

    Nobody's ever voted for Joyce Aboussie, but the congressman, the governor, the mayor and the county executive don't do anything political without her.

  • News

    May 15, 2002

    Smoke and Numbers

    In the Century Building scrap, everybody's deal is shaky, even the mayor's

  • News

    April 17, 2002

    Mmmm, Mmmm, Good

    Holden tucks into Slay's Old Post Office recipe

  • Music

    February 27, 2002

    Lunatics Fringe

    Jefferson City lawmakers hit the roof over Nelly's visit to the statehouse

  • News

    February 20, 2002

    Empty Promises

    Missouri has been pouring millions into prisons that aren't being used. But stay tuned: If politicians have their way, there will be plenty of inmates to go around.

  • News

    January 23, 2002

    Breaking the Rules

    A fool's guide to stadium economics

  • News

    January 16, 2002

    Too Good to Be True

    What's the point of cracking open this Nutt?

  • News

    January 9, 2002

    Children of a Lesser State

    A contractual snafu keeps kids from their foster and adoptive parents

  • News

    January 2, 2002

    Trust Us

    Six months after political heavyweights signed an agreement with the Cardinals, a deal is still up in the air

  • News

    December 26, 2001

    Taking No Prisoners

    Missouri maintains a spotless record at Bonne Terre facility

  • Music

    October 17, 2001

    Berry, Berry Good

    St. Louis' duck-walking icon holds forth on his art, his life and hisunderwear

  • News

    June 27, 2001

    Dear Dubya

    Cardinals owner William DeWitt Jr. catches up with an old friend

  • News

    June 27, 2001

    Ballpark Pillage

    Proposed Cardinals boondoggle gives new meaning to fuzzy math

  • News

    June 20, 2001

    Stiffed by TIF

    City schools are being asked to give back tax dollars to developers

  • News

    May 9, 2001

    The Worm Turns

    In the '50s, St. Louis took over maintenance of state roads in the city. Now, the city can't give back that responsibility.

  • News

    November 1, 2000

    Follow the Money

    Candidates spend more time raising funds than talking about issues. Prop B aims to change that.

  • News

    October 4, 2000

    The Reinvention of Jim Talent

    Published the week of October 4, 2000

  • News

    August 16, 2000

    Running Scared

    Rally in St. Louis exposes Democrats' weak strategy

  • News

    August 2, 2000

    A Primary Primer from a Bad Attitude Guy

    Published the week of August 2-8, 2000

  • News

    April 19, 2000

    And You Thought the Presidential Race Was Going to Be Dry

    As Senate rivals Ashcroft and Carnahan sling mud, gubernatorial contestants Talent and Holden gather dust

  • News

    September 1, 1999

    Rice Mulls Race

    The Rev. Larry Rice ponders a gubernatorial run

  • News

    May 26, 1999

    Guns and Poses

    Frenzied politicians do the Littleton shuffle

  • News

    February 17, 1999
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    February 10, 1999
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    December 2, 1998
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