Some Republican state lawmakers are still worried that a 1992 United Nations pledge for sustainable development could somehow be a threat here -- and they are now trying to pass vetoed legislation to ban the international policy agreement in Missouri. The legislature got national attention this yea ... More >>
Are Christmas and Thanksgiving under attack in Missouri? That seems to be the thinking behind a bill that the Missouri legislature passed and sent to the governor's desk, which would prohibit government from banning or restricting the practice, mention, celebration or discussion of federal holiday ... More >>
It's the final countdown of the legislative session and Missouri lawmakers were quite productive last night -- giving final approvals to three controversial GOP-backed bills that liberal critics say are an embarrassment to the state. According to Republican supporters, these bills honor civil liber ... More >>
Songs exist in a general realm of fiction, even when they are theoretically true. Still, every once in a while a lyric comes along that makes you tilt your head and say "Wait a second..." Here are the six most factually inaccurate lyrics in songs. Let us know your favorites in the comments, and plea ... More >>
Here in Missouri, Republican lawmakers like to propose legislation that stops government officials outside of the state -- like the president -- from imposing their ways here. The latest effort in this category comes from Republican Representative Lyle Rowland, who has a bill that looks beyond the U ... More >>
Neal Boyd's American dream includes serving in Missouri House of Representatives.Neal E. Boyd of Sikeston has already won lots of American votes. Enough to win the 2008 season of America's Got Talent, when he wowed audiences with his pop opera skills. Before finding reality-show fame, Boyd ... More >>
Leland Beasley: He was given the largest sentence in the history of the federal court here.Suspected murderess Casey Anthony may be home free, but we can't say the same of one local scumbag. Leland Beasley, a St. Louis County man who molested as many as ten boys at his video gaming business -- an ... More >>
Stan the Man Cardinals' legend Stan Musial is in Washington D.C. today joining the likes of Maya Angelou, Warren Buffet, Bill Russell, George H.W. Bush and ten other artists, athletes, statesmen and business leaders to accept the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Musial was named a recipient last No ... More >>
In this week's feature story, "Step Right Up," RFT Music Editor Annie Zaleski describes how the Americans with Disabilities Act has affected her life. Zaleski was diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a toddler and was entering fifth grade when President George H.W. Bush signed the legislation into law.T ... More >>
Amir KurtovicGeorge H. W. Bush congratulates his first cousin George Herbert Walker III after it was announced that the name of Webster University's business school would be changed in his honor. Webster University announced today that the name of its Business school would be changed to the Georg ... More >>
Our post earlier today about the St. Louis Tea Party's plans to protest the All-Star Game and President Barack Obama (who's throwing out the first pitch) has generated quite a bit of chatter on this blog. Now we're back to report some good news for people who don't have a beef (per se) with Obama bu ... More >>
strictlyfitteds.comWe know who President Obama will be pulling for -- the American League. This just in from Major League Baseball: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA TO THROW OUT FIRST PITCH AT MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ALL-STAR GAMEObama to Become the Fourth U.S. President to Throw Out First Pitch at MLB All-Star ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsA woman's place is not in the kitchen. It's at the front of the house, like on the bench at the U.S. Supreme Court.A former speechwriter for George H.W. Bush has floated the name of -- nay, endorsed -- Missouri's freshman senator for the soon-to-be-open seat on the U.S. Supreme Cour ... More >>
Wikimedia Commons In honor of Presidents' Day, Gut Check celebrates great moments in presidential food history.How will history remember George H. W. Bush, 41st President of the United States? If you say badly, then there's a good chance you're a broccoli fan. In one of the oddest controversies to e ... More >>
Received a fantastic press release from Jim Fiala's Clayton restaurant the Crossing (7823 Forsyth Boulevard). I can't capture the brilliance, so I'll just reproduce it here:Chef Jim Fiala of The Crossing Declares Today "Stand Up for Beets!" Day(The Beet Goes On as St. Louis Beet Lovers Proclaim "Ha ... More >>
Umm, Unreal was a bit confused about the start time for today's event. We thought it began at 10:30 p.m. CST. Who the hell throws a party at this hour of the morning? We haven't even had our first Bloody Mary. Thankfully, our limo pulled onto the National Mall just as things were getting under ... More >>
Breathe easy, Simpsons fans.
Sonny Trimble's grave undertaking: unearthing the victims of Saddam's slaughter.
Tennessee schoolkids teach the world a lesson in an inspirational documentary
Week of August 4, 2004
Could the mayor's uncanny habit of making enemies wreck the charter-reform effort?
When Emerson pulls out of this small southern town, it'll leave bitterness and broken promises behind. That's what happens when a marriage ends badly.