Domestic Security Policy

  • Calendar

    November 8, 2012
  • Calendar

    August 16, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    Security Screenings At Lambert Will Be Expedited

    ​The Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Commission announced today that TSA Pre, its passenger pre-screening program, will expand to more airports in 2012 -- including Lambert, a.k.a., TSA's Airport of the Year.TSA Pre allows passengers to provide information about the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Cheese-Sauce Meth Smuggler is Taco of the Town

    ​Breaking Bad is a terrific TV show, maybe the best currently in production. It is also -- and this is a crucial point here -- a work of fiction.So when ice-cold badass Gus Fring smuggles meth inside buckets of batter for his fried-chicken empire, the proper response is 1) to applaud the brillianc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    Two St. Charles Bodybuilders Indicted for Selling Chinese HGH

    Two bodybuilders from St. Charles County have been indicted for conspiracy to purchase and resell Chinese-processed Human Growth Hormone, the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri announced yesterday. Gregory Loomans, 40, and Keith Ashabranner, 32, each face up to five y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    Fake Air Marshals Reportedly Kicked Off St. Louis to D.C. Flight

    ​Update 10:45 a.m.: The Transportation Security Administration today released a statement saying there was no security threat on United flight 3681 last night and no fake federal air marshals. The flight returned to the gate at the pilot's discretion. Original story follows...We're taking this sto ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Watch Out: Here Comes the Missouri Militia

    Jim Youchoff and the Missouri Milita want you to know that they're not a pack of crazy racist right-wing extremists.​Major Jim Youchoff is the commanding officer for the St. Louis Brigade of the Missouri Militia, and he looks exactly how you'd expect him to look, based on that title: 57 years ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    St. Louis Nearly Destroyed in Declassified Military Film Depicting Nuclear War

    "That does it! Release 'Quick Strike' and proceed to target. Launch all available missiles!"​It's believed to be the only U.S. government film depicting the catastrophic atrocities of nuclear war, and for the first-time ever it's available to the masses. The Power of Decision was produced in 1957 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    In Case of Disaster, Missouri's Kids Are Screwed

    Pop quiz: What do Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Montana and Wyoming all have in common? According to a new report by Save the Children, kids in all these states are probably out of luck in case of an emergency.

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2010

    The TSA Gets Put on Notice -- And Yes, Removing Your Shoes at the Airport is Idiotic

    It is high time the TSA get its comeuppance for  airport screening indignities.​On March 29, 2009, Steve Bierfeldt was detained in a small room at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport and interrogated for a half-hour by the Transportation Security Administration. Bierfeldt's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 6.2

    Do fish feel pain? An angler considers the question. (Slate)A fast-food chain as a sign of national security in the Philippines. (Washington Post)Screw the recession: It's a $4,000 (roughly) curry! (Daily Mail)

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    Libertarians Claim State Violated Homeland Security Policies

    Libertarians are still rankled about a memo uncovered last week in which Gov. Jay Nixon and other state officials classify followers of Ron Paul and third-party candidates as possible militia members. Yesterday, the Missouri Libertarian Party issued a statement saying that the memo in question (circ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 3.20

    Rejoice! Spring is here!The Obamas will plant a "victory" vegetable garden on the White House lawn. (AP)Leading food firms testify before Congress about safety and the Peanut Corp. of America salmonella outbreak. (Washington Post)Prison time for a supervisor in the Iowa kosher meatpacking plant bust ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 19, 2008

    Bells Will Be Ringing

    Duking it out for charity

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2007

    SLU Police Don't Need to Get Fit After All

    Saint Louis University has flip-flopped on a sweeping change it made within its campus police department earlier this year. In May the school began requiring all public-safety officers to pass an annual doctor's physical and fitness test as a condition of continued employment. Last week the universi ... More >>

  • Music

    September 5, 2007

    Casiotone for the Painfuly Alone/ David Bazan

    9 p.m. Tuesday, September 11. Billiken Club, 20 North Grand Boulevard.

  • Music

    October 18, 2006

    Ed Gein

    5 p.m. Friday, October 20. Creepy Crawl (3524 Washington Boulevard).

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2006


    from Neither one of these people is Unreal Unreal is nothing if not polite, and that's why we've politely asked Claire McCaskill's press secretaries to stop sending us e-mails with subject lines in all-caps. They are so BLEEPING ANNOYING. "MISSOURI VETS ANGRY ABOUT TALENT ATT ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2006

    Fishing for Answers

    About the gilled ones

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 29, 2004
  • News

    February 26, 2003

    A Matter of Honor

    Vets call on the military's top brass not to fight

  • Culture

    October 10, 2001

    Tempest Tossed

    Writer Terry Tempest Williams believes the chaos and terror of recent weeks could bring about a restoration of place and spirit in America