When brother and sister David and Natalie DePriest got busted last October for growing 17 marijuana plants in their Farmington home, they told police that there was no reason they should be arrested. After all, weed will soon be legal everywhere. Also, they supported Ron Paul. But that argument di ... More >>
Luke Lamb admits that he's kind of a wise-ass. Heck, he's the same guy who chanted "Run! Run! Run! Run!" at an off-duty cop in 2011 whom he had filmed drinking before driving away in a patrol car. (That incident caused the St. Louis County Police to change its alcohol policy.) So what's Lamb been ... More >>
Japandroids' Celebration Rock is my favorite record of 2012 because I'm tired of albums that want to change my life. This is the simplest conclusion I can come to in my search for a deeper reasoning of what Celebration Rock means to me - or, more accurately, what liking Celebration Rock says about m ... More >>
Will pigs fly in St. Louis today? Maybe if 31-year Robert Vroman Sternberg manages to knock out a longtime incumbent today to become St. Louis' first Republican sheriff since 1928. Sheriff James Murphy has held onto his office for 24 years, despite a series of controversies that have made him look ... More >>
Here's a compelling vid from the Third District GOP convention last weekend (which seemed to be, in essence, a rally for third-party libertarian candidate, Ron Paul): This is US Marine Major Christopher Miller. Over multiple tours in the Middle East, he defused bombs, Hurt-Locker-style. But clearly ... More >>
Well, that was comparatively easy. On the day Rick Santorum suspended his presidential campaign, the St. Charles County Republicans picked Ron Paul as their man at the party's do-over shot at a caucus. There were no arrests, no embarrassment and no cries of unfair tactics.But Paul's victory last nig ... More >>
Following the St. Patrick's Day cock-up caucus in St. Charles, the Missouri Republican Party has officially scheduled a second St. Charles County caucus that it intends to see all the way through to the end. Tuesday, April 10, is the new date, and it will take place at 7 p.m. at the St. Charles C ... More >>
First we had the Republican primary that didn't matter. Now we have a Republican caucus that goes nowhere and breaks down in finger-pointing, shouting and recriminations. Say what you will about the GOP, but the guys behind the scenes seem game-ready for the big show in Washington.
Megadeth rocker Dave Mustaine raised a few collective eyebrows this week when he endorsed former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum's bourgeoning presidential bid. The former Pennsylvania senator has been gaining steam as of late after prevailing in a trio of February contests, including Missouri's non-bindin ... More >>
With the presidential primary campaign circus coming to Missouri both next week (for the election that doesn't count) and next month (for the official caucus), we're likely to soon see a serious spike in the number of polls about us. Which means it's is a good time for some Horse Race talk. Publ ... More >>
The mere rumor of a third Whole Foods Market for the St. Louis area, this one possibly located within the city limits -- rumors that weren't exactly quashed by Whole Foods' curiously phrased denial -- definitely sparked the interest of Gut Check readers and passers-by.The original post has 39 com ... 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 >>
In 2008, Mike Carter ran in the Democratic primary for Missouri lieutenant governor and voted in the Republican primary for president. He likes the idea of government being run as a business but doesn't like the idea of privatizing certain government duties. He thinks there are "serious problems" ... More >>
Peter Kinder's had a rough year.Today Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder announced that he will not run for governor. Instead he will seek a third term at his current seat. On one hand this is mildly surprising considering that he's been considered the GOP front-runner to challenge Governor Jay Ni ... More >>
It is high time the TSA get its comeuppance for airport screening indignities.On March 29, 2009, Steve Bierfeldt was detained in a small room at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport and interrogated for a half-hour by the Transportation Security Administration. Bierfeldt's ... More >>
campaignforliberty.comBierfeldtRemember the case of Steve Bierfeldt? If you answered no, you're not reading enough Libertarian blogs. Let us quickly recap...Bierfeldt is the development director for presidential candidate Ron Paul's Campaign for Liberty. He was in the St. Louis airport back in Ap ... More >>
www.seattleweekly.comMarc Emery: The Baron of the BongMarc Emery calls himself "The Prince of Pot." Others have dubbed him "The Johnny Appleseed of the Sticky." The Vancouver, British Columbia native has earned both titles. He is the editor of Cannabis Culture magazine and the founder o ... More >>
Remember that controversial memo Missouri officials circulated to law enforcement this February? You know, the one that lumped followers of Ron Paul's Campaign for Liberty (and other political organizations) as possible militia members? Well, that memo is getting a new round of attention today court ... More >>
Libertarians are still rankled about a memo uncovered last week in which Gov. Jay Nixon and other state officials classify followers of Ron Paul and third-party candidates as possible militia members. Yesterday, the Missouri Libertarian Party issued a statement saying that the memo in question (circ ... More >>
Missouri's Libertarian Party got all hot and bothered this week upon learning that Missouri law enforcement considers its members to be part of the "modern militia."A February memo circulated among law enforcement agencies (and issued by Governor Jay Nixon, Department of Public Safety Director John ... More >>
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If you hew to the axioms that voters tend to punch their ballots where they place their money and that Missouri is the bellwether of the nation, then the next president of the United States will be…Mitt Romney. As of December 30, by the calculations of the Federal Election Commission, Romney had c ... More >>
Critics say he's just blowing smoke.
St. Louis plays host to a strange and unusual national gathering