John Danforth

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2012

    Romney Calls on Akin to Drop Senate Bid, Akin Tells Romney to Mind His Own Damn Business

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    Tom Stillman Finally Owns the St. Louis Blues

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    Lawyers for Kinder Includes Some Political Heavyweights

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    Bill Randles: Unknown Polls Almost as Well as Peter Kinder Against Governor Nixon

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Never Forget: 9/11 Memorials, Events in STL This Sunday

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Jack Danforth for Governor Facebook Page Illustrates Waning Support for Peter Kinder

    243 Facebook users have found their Kinder alternative: former U.S. Sentor John "Jack" Danforth​The 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 >>

  • News

    December 30, 2010
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    October 19, 2010

    Anti-Puppy Mill Effort Raises $3.2 Million

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    Danforth Foundation Gives Wash. U. $30 Million to Study Religion and Politics C. Danforth​Christmas 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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2009

    The Blunt Years, They Were Very Good Years ... So Sings Matt Blunt in New Book

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2008

    St. Louis Arch Grounds Remain In Limbo

    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 >>

  • News

    November 19, 2008
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    December 26, 2007

    Unreal News Challenge 2007

    Week of December 27, 2007

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    March 29, 2006

    The Split from Hell

    Vinson v. Vinson: It'll be a cold day in Hades before you see another divorce trial this bizarre

  • News

    December 28, 2005

    Unreal News Challenge 2005!

    Time again to take the year-end quiz

  • News

    October 12, 2005
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    October 5, 2005

    Power Serve

    Fanny's homemade burgers have fed Busch's power elite for years

  • News

    September 21, 2005

    A Lion in Winter

    Danforth to fellow Republicans: You can come home again

  • News

    June 25, 2003

    Meet the Anarchists

    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.

  • News

    December 11, 2002

    Members of the Firm

    Law-firm employee apparently didn't see enough dicks at the office

  • News

    July 18, 2001

    No Place Like Home

    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.

  • News

    May 9, 2001

    Maybe in Memphis

    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?

  • News

    March 21, 2001

    Bringing Home The Bacon

    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.

  • News

    January 10, 2001


    From the week of January 10, 2001

  • News

    October 4, 2000

    The Medium Is the Mess

    Prop A has billboard companies on the defensive and scrambling to put up more signs

  • News

    August 9, 2000

    Lieberman's St. Louis Angle? It's Really a Stretch.

    Published the week of August 9-15, 2000

  • News

    July 26, 2000

    A Cheney Link to St. Louis

    Published the week of July 26-August 1, 2000

  • News

    July 26, 2000

    As Mr. Koresh Suggested, God Will Have to Sort That Out

    Last Friday was a big day for Our Town

  • News

    May 10, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    Published the week of May 10, 2000

  • News

    March 15, 2000

    The Boys from Boonville

    In 1963, a group of African-American runaways and truants was sent to a rural reform school. Then the nightmare began.

  • Dining

    December 29, 1999

    Eat Drink Man Woman

    Taking some time to let 1999's dinners digest

  • News

    September 22, 1999


    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

  • News

    September 15, 1999


    St. Louis will play host to former Sen. John Danforth's investigation of the Branch Davidian siege

  • Culture

    August 4, 1999


    For a few lucky Wash. U. alumni, home is where the art is

  • News

    June 30, 1999
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    February 17, 1999

    Still At War

    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

  • News

    December 30, 1998
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    December 16, 1998

    Terminal Illness

    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.