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 >>
St. Louis Rapper Prince Ea is no stranger to viral-video marketing. His "Backwards Rapper" video from 2011 has nearly 1 million views on YouTube, setting the Internet on fire when it was released. Last year's "Smoking Weed with the President" took off in a similar way when it came out, and it presen ... More >>
Unlike the governors of four other states that ban gay marriage, Governor Jay Nixon did not block the Missouri National Guard from providing full military benefits to same-sex couples. The governors of Louisiana, Texas , Mississippi and, most recently, Oklahoma ordered their own state's National G ... 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 >>
Nearly every local news outlet has reported the story: This week the Army plans to drive armored vehicles through city streets as part of a training exercise it is holding at its reserve center in north St. Louis. But it was KSDK's version of the story last Thursday that really ignited the crazies. ... More >>
Unless you've been hiding out under a rock, you probably heard that Saturday, the Senate followed the House in voting to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." DADT, signed into law in 1993 by President Bill Clinton, was meant to be a compromise on allowing lesbian, gay and bisexual soldiers to serve in ... More >>
Kase WickmanBensalem, Pennsylvania workers and union supporters outside Express Scripts, Inc. headquarters August 30.Approximately 30 pissed-off Express Scripts, Inc. workers from Bensalem, Penn. are headed to our nation's capital to voice their complaints about their treatment at the hands of th ... More >>
image viaDurbin: Slave to Monsanto?A hysterical rumor has been making its way through the Internet over the past few months alleging that Senate Bill 510, the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, is a threat to small farmers and gardeners who like to grow their own fruits and vegetables. Worse, ... More >>
And, no, it's not jihadists strapping bombs to themselves. (Thank God.)Unfortunately, for reasons still unknown, six members of the state's National Guard have killed themselves this year. That's the most in one year since the Guard starting keeping track in 2001. Remarkably, none of the six were de ... More >>
Photo Via BoeingThe Boeing C-17 is slated to be retired, but around 1,000 jobs in St. Louis are tied to the project. The Boeing C-17 is on the chopping block. It is supposed to be retired according to the Department of Defense budget for 2011.But Missouri senator Claire McCaskill is among those w ... More >>
Ronald H. "Mr. Hockey" SchmidtThey called him "Mr. Hockey." When 72-year-old Ronald H. Schmidt of Mehlville died in his sleep early Tuesday morning, the St. Louis Blues lost not just a fan. They lost a fan who attended the franchise's first home game in 1967 and who came to know announcers, journ ... More >>
Adam Dylan LeonRemember the case of Adam Dylan Leon? Back in April, the 31-year-old stole a Cessna from his flight school in Thunder Bay, Ontario, and piloted the aircraft into the United States airspace. Leon's flight scared the bejesus out of the Department of Defense, which tracked the plane w ... More >>
St. Louis-based Veterans for Peace is circulating a letter it plans to to send President Barack Obama demanding that the White House release photos of abusive treatment of detainees at the hands of U.S. troops. Obama had supported the release of the pictures to the public, but changed his mind in Ma ... More >>
Bill JakobIn the course of reporting "Hornswoggled," this week's feature story about the con man Bill Jakob, RFT obtained a transcription of a sworn deposition that Jakob gave earlier this year as part of a $7.25 million civil rights lawsuit pending in U.S. District Court.Federal investigators warne ... More >>
A cadre of Missourians stand at the vanguard of the 9/11 "truth movement." Just don't call them conspiracy theorists.
Why We Fight probes America's passion for war
We chat with Phil Lesh, listen to a new kind of protest song and take a trip into the shadows of the Old School
B-Sides bows down to the best bendy brass tube
Nobody knows why the babies are dying near Weldon Spring. But the grownups can't help asking whether the site's toxic stew is to blame.
At 28, Spuds has become a cybersage for the young and the reckless. Now he's gone straight.
Week of November 29, 2000
Even before the military started shelling, Washington University hoisted the white flag
Published the week of July 26-August 1, 2000