Mayetta Epps-Miller of East St. Louis died on New Year's Eve. She was 111 years old. That made her the oldest person living in Illinois, and also one of our nation's elite supercentenarians, (meaning she was at least 110 and a superhero). Epps was born in April of 1901. It's hard to get your h ... More >>
Once upon a time, Missouri was the bellwether of the Presidential elections. You could always count on us to pick the winner. Remember 2008 when Barack Obama rallied beneath the Arch and even John McCain paid a few visits here? Oh, those glorious days. But then, by just .1 percent of the popular vot ... More >>
A couple of weeks ago, Huffington Post blogger Will Bower wrote, "This February 7th, 2012, I'll be paying closer attention to Missouri's primary results and asking myself 'What if Missourians had been able to go first this time 'round?'" Bower, an outspoken crusader for election reform, proposed ... 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 >>
Blink-182 has a new song coming out, "Up All Night," and for fans of the band from the early aughts this is nothing so much as an eerie reminder that they probably bought "What's My Age Again?" on a cassingle inside a Tower Records while complaining about a big 98 Degrees display and, I don't ... More >>
Image viaMizzou scientists splurged taxpayer dollars on rat sperm.During the 2008 presidential election, John McCain simply could not shut up about earmarks. Even though the wasteful "pork" spending makes up just a tiny fraction of the federal budget, the aging senator from Arizona seemed to thin ... More >>
John McCain managed quite a feat this week: He somehow got both Glenn Beck and John Stewart to agree with each other. The issue? How flat-out wrong the Arizona senator is when he says that U.S.-born people merely suspected of being terrorists should be denied their Miranda rights. Agree with McCain ... More >>
During a flight leg in April, [campaign press secretary Robert] Gibbs tried to have a heart-to-heart with Obama. "Are you having any fun at all?" he asked him. "None," Obama flatly replied. "Do you see any way we can make it more fun?" Gibbs replied. "No." So writes President Obama' ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/amanda kay riley It is hardly breaking news to note that Republicans here and across the country have been shedding their party like a chrysalis for quite some time now. But what is extraordinary is the sheer volume of the desertion. A new Gallup Poll shows that the precipiti ... More >>
8 p.m. Monday, November 3. FUBAR, 3108 Locust Street.
Newstead Tower Public House
4353 Manchester Avenue
8 p.m. Monday, February 11. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard
Proposed legislation by the U.S. Senate aims to deter the spreading radio empire. Good luck.
Following the greenbacks as Missouri gears up for Super Tuesday
Tuning in to Alan Greenspan and local radio commercials