Tuesday, May 25, 2010

St. Louis Blog Posts for Progressives - May 25

Some stories from local bloggers that I found interesting today. Please feel free to add your own in the comments.

The Economy:
Eric at Dangerous Intersections tells Obama to Finish the Job on financial reform.
There was an important Op-Ed in the Post-Dispatch about the consequences of passing billionaire Rex's earnings tax ban.
Madonna at Occasional Planet puts in a pitch for the U.S. Social Forum, a gathering of activists from around the country, in Detroit.
KWMU reports on a group of Democratic politicians proposing cuts for the Illinois budget.

St. Louis Built Environment/City Pride
Michael Allen at Ecology of Absence is looking for some stolen Interior Pediments.
Steve at Urban Review STL discusses how Annie Malone helped shape St. Louis.
Paul at Vanishing STL weighs in on the demolition of the St. Louis Centre Sky Bridge.
Adam at Searching for Sustainability discusses the revival of the American City.
Courtney at Next Stop STL reports that Metro's Tracy Beidleman "received the first-ever Award of Excellence for Outstanding Customer Service and Financial Oversight of FTA Projects in St. Louis presented by Region VII of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA)."
Tim Logan at Building Blocks reports the latest in the Kiel Opera House renovation.

Vital Voice announces an LGBT Benefit Concert at the MCC in October.

Ryan at the Political Buzz Examiner looks at what a war with North Korea would entail.

Statewide stories:
FiredUp reports on Peter Kinder changing his "I hate healthcare" lawsuit...again.
Sean at FiredUp also reported on Chuck Purgason correctly describing Roy Blunt as a typical D.C. Republican insider. Someone should tell the St. Louis Tea Party. Oh wait, they already know that: that's why they like him so much!
Hotflash at Show Me Progress continues her series on the broken public defender system in Missouri.
Get a full daily dose of Missouri political headlines from FiredUp Missouri's new MO Headlines Project.

Heather at Our Next Chapters talks about her computer addiction.
Craig Mayhem mentions his new site design.
The Post-Dispatch is shaking up their political reporting team a little.
Lois at the Curious Kitchen decides that she could live happily in Edwardsville after an especially good meal.
Shark Fu at Angry Black Bitch is pretty excited about hockey.
Justin Chick takes on the classic debate: Star Wars vs Lord of the Rings.
Cutbacks at the Metropolitan St. Louis Psychiatric Center.

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