Barrack Obama was inaugurated for his second term as President of these United States this Monday -- a day that notably was also a national holiday in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. I'd wager that Dr. King would have seen this as a "win" -- a victory for the equality the man fought his entire ... More >>
In retrospect, the outcome of the evening should have been clear around 8:40, just after FOX2 News (KTVI) announced that Claire McCaskill had a commanding sixteen percent lead over Todd Akin with four percent of precincts reporting.
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The Monday after Independence Day weekend is one most brutal. After a full weekend of barbecue and beer and illegal fireworks, going to work seems all the more objectionable. I'm too damned hungover on Freedom to be productive, personally. My "word of the day" today is "aliquant," which even my spel ... More >>
The news of Whitney Houston's death sparked a disparate reaction amongst the music fans. People expressed every emotion imaginable -- distress, distain, reverence and befuddlement. The varied response correlates with Houston's troubled personal life, which gripped the later stages of her career.
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Suzy RustAfter more than twenty years of darkness, the Luna Cafe sign is lit!Luna Cafe (201 East Chain of Rocks Road, Granite City, Illinois; 618-931-3152) opened in 1926, which makes it the oldest structure on Historic Route 66 still operating under its original name. More important, it just won ... More >>
Observation 1: That was a friggin' big flag they unfurled at the start of the game.Major League Baseball was nice enough to extend media credentials to Riverfront Times for the fall classic. Why? We're not sure. But believe us, we tried our best to look like legitimate sports reporters last nigh ... More >>
Photographic proof that DeWitt and Gill are friends.A few weeks back we reported how Ira DeWitt, wife of Cardinals' president Bill DeWitt III, had settled her beef with R&B crooner Johnny Gill. Gill is signed to DeWitt's St. Louis-based record label, Notifi Records. In August, DeWitt sued the ... More >>