The Washington Post reports that Mitt Romney has joined the overwhelming chorus of Republicans calling on Todd Akin to drop out of the Senate race today. The Romney campaign reportedly released a statement from the presidential candidate: As I said yesterday, Todd Akin's comments were offensive a ... More >>
At long last, the Blues ownership matter is settled. The NHL board of governors unanimously approved the sale of the team yesterday for an estimated $130 million to the ownership group headed by local businessman Tom Stillman. Other local luminaries in the group include former Senator John Danforth, ... More >>
Peter Kinder has friends in high places, too.Daily RFT was just forwarded the invite to next week's "Lawyers for Kinder" fundraiser at Cafe Napoli in Clayton. The list of sponsors for the September 29 event includes several prominent Missouri attorneys-turned-political-heavies, including: Cather ... More >>
The whole "pantless party" thing is not helping Peter Kinder with McCain voters, Public Policy Polling finds.Governor Jay Nixon would basically stomp the crap out of his likely Republican challenger, Lt. Governor Peter Kinder, if the 2012 gubernatorial election had been held this week.In fact, ac ... More >>
There will be 3,000 flags planted in Forest Park to honor the dead. On September 11, 2001, the country was shaken by terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Ten years later, St. Louis is coming together to remember -- and pay homage both to those lost in the attacks and ... More >>
243 Facebook users have found their Kinder alternative: former U.S. Sentor John "Jack" DanforthThe search for the Peter Kinder Alternative has unofficially begun. Last Thursday, a "Draft Jack- Danforth for Governor 2012" Facebook page popped up. John "Jack" Danforth, of course, is the moderate ... More >>
Supporters of a Humane Society-backed initiative to crack down on puppy mills in Missouri have put their money where the dogs are -- with $3.2 million in contributions as of September 30.The anti-puppy mill effort has been raking in contributions.The new totals were first reported by the Missouri ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/lambdachialphaJohn C. DanforthChristmas came about nine days early to Washington University this year when the Danforth Foundation donated $30 million to establish a new center to examine the role of religion in politics in the United States.The new center, called, unsurprisingl ... More >>
Missouri's recently ex-governor Matt Blunt got a job yesterday with the big Washington D.C. lobbying firm Cassidy & Associates. In a press release, Cassidy CEO Marty Russo said the firm and its clients will benefit from "Governor Blunt's result-oriented and practical leadership." Russo also note ... More >>
So now maybe there won't be a big American migration museum on the Arch grounds. On the heels of my story last week about the St. Louis Arch grounds, and specifically the fact that Congressman William ''Lacy'' Clay had introduced a bill in Congress which would transfer control of parts of the gro ... More >>
Week of December 27, 2007
Vinson v. Vinson: It'll be a cold day in Hades before you see another divorce trial this bizarre
Time again to take the year-end quiz
Fanny's homemade burgers have fed Busch's power elite for years
Danforth to fellow Republicans: You can come home again
The brouhaha surrounding this year's World Agricultural Forum said a lot about St. Louis. And a lot of what it said wasn't very good.
Law-firm employee apparently didn't see enough dicks at the office
Public housing is going upscale, and it's the new "mixed-income" mantra that's doing the trick. At Darst-Webbe, "upscale" won't house everyone who's poor, but it'll sure make poverty invisible.
Jim Green, ex-con and government snitch, says he and his buddies from the Bootheel took part in the plot to kill Martin Luther King Jr. Trouble is, Green's been lying all his life -- so why should anybody believe him now?
St. Louis 2004 has spent millions in the name of civic revival, but most of the money has gone to fatten its staff. Too bad they haven't delivered much more than buzz.
From the week of January 10, 2001
Prop A has billboard companies on the defensive and scrambling to put up more signs
Published the week of August 9-15, 2000
Published the week of July 26-August 1, 2000
Last Friday was a big day for Our Town
Published the week of May 10, 2000
In 1963, a group of African-American runaways and truants was sent to a rural reform school. Then the nightmare began.
Taking some time to let 1999's dinners digest
How the Page Avenue extension has been good for influential road-builder Fred Weber Inc. -- through construction contracts, profitable land sales and a sweet deal with St. Louis County to expand its golf course
St. Louis will play host to former Sen. John Danforth's investigation of the Branch Davidian siege
For a few lucky Wash. U. alumni, home is where the art is
More than 50 years after World War II, Marine Corps veteran Norman Anthonopoulas Sr. keeps fighting for the Medal of Honor he believes he earned
Twenty minutes from downtown, the $300 million MidAmerica Airport is ready and waiting for business -- any business. Trouble is, Lambert is killing its chances of attracting commercial traffic.