In what is likely to be the only debate in the race for St. Louis County's top spot, four of the candidates for County Executive attacked ten-year incumbent Charlie Dooley for two hours over the problems facing the county, including FBI investigations, mismanaged projects and a shrinking population. ... More >>
It's me, McLovin. Can I vote now, please?Frankly, we here at Daily RFT are a little disappointed. We'd expected something juicier.Usually when Missouri's Republican-controlled Legislature rolls out a proposed constitutional amendment, it's something outrageously bigoted. Something that they hope ... More >>
The place to be tonight for informed citizens and/or policy wonks.What's that you say? You're looking for some quality (free) entertainment tonight and you're unclear where you stand on April's election over the St. Louis earnings tax? Well, do I have an event for you! Swing by the Old Post Offic ... More >>
Congresswoman JoAnn Emerson of Cape Girardeau debated her Democratic challenger, Tommy Sowers, last night. And Charlie Dooley, the St. Louis County Executive, is debating his challenger, Republican Bill Corrigan, Thursday.Todd Akin gives the League of Women Voters the runaround.But Congressman To ... More >>
Unlike Ed Martin's faux debates last month (that he scheduled before giving Russ Carnahan time to respond), the Republican and Democratic congressional candidates have agreed to a pair of face-offs for later this month. The debates hosted by the League of Women Voters will also include the candid ... More >>
Martin: Bike rack, five minutes. If you're not there, I win!Republican contender Ed Martin isn't backing down from the political debates he says he scheduled with Congressman Russ Carnahan -- even though it's doubtful that Carnahan's campaign ever agreed to the dates. In an email blast this morni ... More >>
edmartinforcongress.comEd Martin (left) wants his friend Martin Duggan to host the debates.So, you'd think that a candidate for Congress would inform his challenger before scheduling a public debate between the two. But that's not what apparently happened when GOP challenger Ed Martin issued a pr ... More >>
Image sourceDr. Patricia Wolff and one her Haitian patients.Even before last January's earthquake, Haiti was the poorest country in the Western hemisphere. Thirty percent of its budget came from foreign aid. Infant mortality was high. So was the rate of childhood malnutrition; according to th ... More >>
Week of February 11, 2004
For 14 years, Tom Sullivan has been smelling a rat at the Metropolitan Sewer District. It may not be just his imagination.
Ross Perot launched the Reform Party as the voice of the American people. Eight years later, it's a shrill, staticky free-for-all, and the moderates can't get heard.