Missouri U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill is leading the charge against sexual assault in the military, splitting from another powerful and determined democrat, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, on her approach to protecting assault victims seeking justice. McCaskill and Gillibrand, of New York, are both tr ... More >>
This week, the United States Army announced that one of its sergeants in Fort Hood, Texas, is facing allegations of pandering, abusive sexual contact, assault and maltreatment of subordinates. The accusations are especially damning because that sergeant worked in the sexual harassment and assault ... More >>
As he took the stage for the festival-closing set, Willie Nelson was introduced over the loudspeaker as the "President of Farm Aid." Sure enough, he is the president of the board of directors. But if Farm Aid (either the concert or the non-profit) were run like a Willie Nelson concert, we wouldn't b ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsWill Charlie Brennan go to Vietnam to use one of these old-school water-boards for his torture session? Or will he find a local sponsor?KMOX's morning talker Charlie Brennan hosted a segment yesterday on water-boarding, and apparently several callers said they would gladly volunteer ... More >>
This past year, over at Viva El Birdos, I wrote a post on Christmas Eve called "God Bless Us, Everyone." It wasn't about baseball, as is often the case with the things that I write, but about my own feelings at Christmas about, well, just life in general. I was pretty proud of the way the piece turn ... More >>
All aboard the '80s way-back machine for Mike Nichols' good time Charlie.
Hey America: Stop it with your eminent domain and wimpiness, already!
Tina Richards' son returned, suicidal, from Iraq battlefields. Now, the Missouri woman is waging her own war in Congress.
Leaders of a now-defunct international aid charity face charges of funneling money to Iraq.
Week of December 28, 2006
Week of December 28, 2006
Meet Samir, the St. Louis auto mechanic who pulled Saddam Hussein from his spider hole
We've picked our favorites -- let the debates begin
Willy Holtzman's World War II drama Hearts deserves a medal
In the latest documentary from Errol Morris, Robert McNamara considers the lessons of war
Classroom films have come a long way from those cheesy old duck-and-cover flicks. Or have they?
How long does it take to drive from here to Kansas City? Depends on how much you want to see.
Audiences love Jerry Bruckheimer. Critics don't. Like he cares.
The reasons we're resented aren't as simple as President Bush would have you believe
Even before the military started shelling, Washington University hoisted the white flag
St. Louis turns out to greet John Paul II