H.W. Brands' new book The Man Who Saved the Union is not the first book we've encountered about Ulysses S. Grant this year, but it's certainly the most voluminous. Brands, a professor at the University of Texas at Austin, was in St. Louis yesterday to talk about the book at the Missouri History Muse ... More >>
St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay used last week's critical audit of the St. Louis Police Department as one more reason why the law enforcement agency should be under local control. The St. Louis police department has operated under state control since the Civil War when out-state legislators feared that ... More >>
Mayor Francis Slay used both sincerity and humor today in an inaugural speech celebrating his third term in office. Among the issues touched on in his address was a plea to Governor Jay Nixon asking that St. Louis City be allowed to control the police department. (Control of the department was trans ... More >>
Unreal could not help but notice that the number of inaugural parties here last night far exceeded that of National Day of Service work sites on Monday. And who are we to complain? Apologies to our new President, but who would want to celebrate his glorious, glorious inauguration by working?And so w ... More >>
Oh, those wacky Final Four campuses!