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 >>
Gut Check is ready for the 2012 presidential election. Months of punditry, the presidential and vice-presidential debates and our Facebook newsfeed have prepared us ad nauseam, all leading up to tomorrow's presidential election.
Naturally, watching the returns is a lot more exciting for Gut Check w ... More >>
Representatives Russ Carnahan and Jerry Costello broke with House Democrats yesterday and kept their names off a brief urging a federal appeals court to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act, which prohibits the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages. Carnahan says he's committed t ... More >>
Question: What do the following provisions have in common? Women's rights; Right to work; Right to education; Presumption of innocence; Right to unionize or strike.
Answer: None of them is mentioned in the U.S. Constitution.
Could it be the case that the original legal document of our country is g ... More >>
Psychiatry buffs rejoice and praise Xenu! The "state-of-the-art international touring exhibit" Psychiatry: An Industry of Death, sponsored by the Citizens Commission on Human Rights is returning to Missouri for the first time since its appearance at the Jamestown Mall three years ago! You can catch ... More >>
In Missouri, the percentage of state prisoners age 50 and over has doubled in the past ten years, rising to 15.3 percent of all inmates in fiscal year 2010, according to a new report from Human Rights Watch, titled "Old Behind Bars: The Aging Prison Population in the United States." That change repr ... More >>
Tonight, the American Civil Liberties Union of Eastern Missouri hosts its 40th annual Bill of Rights Celebration. Three local activists will be honored for their work in diverse areas of civil liberties.
Today's comment comes in response to Dog Daze: Randy Grim Unleashed, detailing the pissing match between Grim's Stray Rescue and several St. Louis aldermen. At issue is $250,000 in funds that Grim thinks belongs to his agency now that it has become the city's default animal shelter. Meanwhile, alder ... More >>
In our July 7th feature, "Byte Me," software architect Chris Elbring claimed that his former business partner and major investor, Jim Kalishman, set out to "ruin" him when their small start-up company SecureAxis went south. And indeed, Kalishman filed two separate lawsuits against Elbring in 2009 ... More >>
Last December, the St. Louis Division of Corrections downgraded the visitation rights of the American Civil Liberties Union of Eastern Missouri from "professional" to "social" status, effectively making it more difficult for ACLU representatives to meet with inmates in the city's downtown jai ... More >>
www.bodiestheexhibition.comMissouri Congressman Todd Akin fired off a letter to the owners of the Galleria this week condemning the St. Louis shopping mall for its recent announcement that it will host an exhibit of plasticized human bodies in October. In the letter (embedded below), Akin questio ... More >>
It's spring, so it's time for the annual giant produce e.coli scare. Reuters reports that Freshway Foods has recalled romaine lettuce in 24 states, including Missouri and Illinois. The suspected lettuce was sold primarily for wholesale and food service in grocery stores, such as salad bars and del ... More >>