This week's clowns show their stripes.With a few exceptions, ordinary folks in and around St. Louis refrained from outrageous acts of jackassery this week. Congratulations.Wish we could say the same of our elected officials. When it comes to questionable behavior, Missouri and Illinois politicos ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsWelcome to the poker "lobby." We'll start you with $300,000...The Washington Post published an interesting read earlier this week about Dems in Congress who are gunning to overturn laws that make Internet gambling illegal. Rep. Barney Frank and others want the government to regul ... More >>
Grass-roots politician Jeff Smith hits the silver screen
We check out Gephardt's iPod playlist, chat with a Blind Boy and listen to the Scared
In his final term, Dick Gephardt goes AWOL
Thee Lordly Serpents mix garage rock with (gasp!) actual songwriting
Week of July 28, 2004
Last-minute campaign shenanigans mark the final days in the race to replace Dick
Unreal chats with some lovely ladies and gets the scoop from Jay Farrar-endorsed candidate Mark Smith (who's perfectly lovely too); plus, Bill Haas gets a love letter and Unreal heads to court
We find the funk in Branson, ride along with a stunt pilot and check out the STL Zoo's new species; plus, a local Gephardt gaffe
Municipal codes keep fortunetellers, prophets and paupers out of St. Louis, Jeff Smith's campaign violates the time-space continuum, and Bill Haas fights back; plus, if the conversion van's rockin', don't come knockin'.
We wake up a Margaret Cho-approved congressional hopeful; plus, Unreal gets the Tiger Beat facts on local car dealers and Bill Haas goes south of the border
Mom and Dad are cool with it
Look for local knockout Katina Mitchell at the newsstand (and up on roofs); plus, we're feeling the Joe-mentum and want to see how John Edwards measures up, and Sanford-Brown coach John Campbell gets the kudos he deserves
The whole thing makes sound
Wait no more: Unreal's presidential-candidate endorsements are in; plus we lament the loss of "Poetry Beat," check in with the lads at Sanford-Brown and wonder if we can get a direct line to God
A hometown boy's skills on the open range could win him $25K, Mariano Favazza offers a money-back guarantee, and Unreal gets to the seat of the issue at the new ballpark; plus, won't someone from the STL break the marathon-bowling record?
The New Yorker knows that a dry crack is a happy crack, Dick Gephardt can't wait for a slice of peach pie and Blake Ashby phones it in; plus a Sanford-Brown update, dueling Bosnian beauty queens and banter with comedian/shine man Jules Summerville
The year in review: A quiz (For answers, see last page)
Labor troubles and amazing changing headlines at the P-D; plus the updates you've come to know and love -- and the opportunity to belt out some Gephardtian Christmas carols
Brian McKenna bares it all, Dick Gephardt runs a new campaign ad, the Sanford-Brown Indians keep up the fight, and Blake Ashby ruminates on Euro-dance; plus, the battle over the Famous Gerber wakes up Grandma
The Kucinich campaign gets some St. Louis spin
We cover all the major issues, from the concealed-carry legislation to the nifty new coffee lids at Kaldi's; plus, the latest on the Sanford-Brown Indians' winning season (and you still don't know Dick)
We feel our age at St. Charles' new skate park, bare our guilty soul to the Recording Industry Association of America and pay our last respects to another victim of asbestos
Our mom always told us not to complain, but even she would give us permission when it comes to apathetic politicians, rights-abusing mega-stores and itsy-bitsy cups of custard
St. Louisans, take some civic pride in Nelly-sanctioned model searches, fire-loving artists, Vespa-ridin' cops and one really underwhelming presidential campaign
Dick Gephardt also likes kittens and cross-stitching; Unreal has fun with greed and other mortal sins
Come out to Pridefest
Dick Morris pipes up, the Bishops come to town and I-70 gets no respect
Opposition to a South City rec center may not just be about the color green
Week of March 26, 2003
Week of March 12, 2003
Gephardt tries to reinvent himself -- again
It's all in the family at Engineered Support Systems
Competing nominations bring high-pressure politics to the Century Building -- again
Week of October 2, 2002
Jeanette Mott Oxford
Richard Gephardt, U.S. Representative, 3rd District
Nobody's ever voted for Joyce Aboussie, but the congressman, the governor, the mayor and the county executive don't do anything political without her.
Divided neighborhoods are the likely result of a reworked redistricting bill
Who'll get voted out when aldermen redraw ward lines?
To think that most of us didn't know any better
Week of November 1, 2000
Rally in St. Louis exposes Democrats' weak strategy
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.
Should Jim Hanifan's drunken-driving arrest have led local newscasts?... Trouble in the fine print at the Post.... Is congressional candidate William Federer the best the Republicans can find to run against Richard Gephardt?