This week isn't the first time Todd Akin has had to answer questions about his relationship with Tim Dreste, one of the country's most infamous anti-abortion activists of the 1990s. But with election day just two weeks away, a national media that's always achin' for some Akin, and news that Akin was ... More >>
Missouri realtors not sold on so-called "Fair Tax." Financier Rex Sinquefield may have found his most formidable (and numerous) opponent yet: Missouri's licensed real-estate agents. Last week the Missouri Association of Realtors (representing some 18,000 brokers in the state) renewed its oppositi ... More >>
New proposals would allow Missouri employers to really crack that whip.The question above immediately comes to mind when considering a spate of "pro business" proposals currently being debated in Jefferson City. One of the proposals would repeal Missouri's minimum wage law, allowing employers to ... More >>
jamesrmoody.comJames MoodyAn analysis of nine ballot initiatives financier Rex Sinquefield submitted to state officials this month calling for the elimination of Missouri's income tax has concluded that the state would require a sales tax of 12 percent in order to make up for lost revenue if any ... More >>
Can she bring her party out of the doldrums?One month after Missouri's Democratic candidates suffered a series of bruising defeats in the midterm elections, the party swiftly moved to make a change at the helm. Out as party chairman is Craig Hosmer, who held the post for two years. In his p ... More >>
Sheriff Joe Arpaio's reign of terror becomes Arizona policy, thanks to state Senator Russell Pearce and Governor Jan Brewer
In Missouri, legislators didn't think it was a good idea to name a dead dog as the official state canine. On Thursday, the state House defeated a bill aimed at making "Seamen," the dog that accompanied Lewis and Clark on their trip West, the official canine in our state. As the Post-Dispatch ... More >>
kmov.comUS Fidelis paid the mortgage for Darian Atkinson's gaudy mansion in Lake St. Louis. Wentzville-based US Fidelis filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy yesterday. The company that sells extended auto warranties has been under attack since last April when the Better Business Bureau announced that ... More >>
On a sunny and breezy morning today, elected officials and members of the Gateway Foundation, opened up the 2.9-acre Citygarden to the media, touting its role in reshaping downtown's Gateway Mall.Photo: Nick LucchesiLeft to right, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay, park architect Warren Byrd, St. Louis A ... More >>
Aerial rendering of Citygarden. The much anticipated Citygarden, which hopes to further propel downtown St. Louis' revitalization efforts, opens to the public at 6 a.m. on July 1. Situated on a two-block stretch between 8th and 10th streets -- bounded by Chestnut Street on the north and M ... More >>
One reader wants to flush the RFT, another is flushed with pride.
The questions Steven Colbert didn't ask.
Still funny after 45 years
Unreal meets a guy who's Optimistic about Iraq, laments the banning of ephedra and listens in on an argument between sports columnists; plus we help you (yes, you!) enter the P-D essay contest
Meet one of the minds behind concealed-carry
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?
Polanski returns to Poland
St. Louis' homegrown white-rights leader rises with Lott's fall
Tuesday, October 22; Cicero's
Week of July 24, 2002
Master of extreme video gore scandalized by shocking profile of his work
Band Together, a local orchestra that performs for free, does much more than represent the gay and lesbian musical community
Hey, you! Stop calling it Riverport! UMB has dibs now!
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.
Week of January 23, 2002
Week of February 7, 2001
It's all semantics: A single CD and a four-track video compilation now constitutes a boxed set. When will it end?
Week of November 8, 2000
From the week of October 18
On Songs for a Caustic Guitar, St. Louis popster Geoff Kessell delivers witty lyrics wrapped in good guitar work
"Deadbeat dads" in the Missouri governor's mansion
Published the week of October 4, 2000
Published the week of October 4, 2000
John Ashcroft gets a shot in the arm from the pharmaceutical and insurance industries, as well as other lobbying groups opposed to a true Patients' Bill of Rights
Rally in St. Louis exposes Democrats' weak strategy
Published the week of July 5-11, 2000
What people talk about when they talk about art
Convention and Visitors Commission honcho John Ferrara gets hot and bothered about the RFT's treatment of the Trans World Dome deal; plus, other St. Louis follies and foibles
When the case of a woman who claimed she was fired after refusing sex with her boss came before Circuit Judge Robert H. Dierker Jr., he didn't just issue an order. He let the world know a little too much about his politics and what he thinks about the "de