Saturday, February 18
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Only three parties were involved in deciding how to write up the ballot initiative for local control – an initiative that would transfer control of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department from the State of Missouri to the City of St. Louis – Jeff Roorda of the St. Louis Police Officers Association said at the Feb. 14 Board of Alderman public safety committee meeting.
In response to J. C. Penney’s appointment of Ellen DeGeneres as its new spokesperson, the conservative group OneMillionMoms.com (OMM), a sub-group of the American Family Association, campaigned to get the department store to revoke its decision. Apparently employing an empowered, hilarious, openly gay woman offended these traditional mothers who are worked up that J. C. Penney decided to “jump on the pro-gay bandwagon,” as OneMillionMoms.com posted on its Facebook page.
In the recent debate about the decision of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to require health insurance plans to cover contraception drugs, regardless of religious affiliation, it is not President Obama but the leaders of the American Catholic Church that are wrong.
I truly emerged as an environmental leader as a student at Wash. U. when Newt Gingrich, as leader of the House of Representatives, threatened many of America’s hard-won protections for the environment, worker and our civil rights.
GM is getting rid of its annual pension contribution system for its employees. In its place, future retirement contribution will be made into a 401(k) plan, the Wall Street Journal is reporting.
Over 40 years ago these words were spoken to me by Mrs. Sara Scroggins, Director of the Northside Reading Clinic in the St. Louis Public School System. She had asked me to join the International Reading Association (IRA).
We know. You thought the conspiracy surrounding President Barack Obama’s birthplace was so 2009.But, hey, we’re talking about Jefferson City here.
”State Auditor Tom Schweich tonight to me on whether he’s plotting a run for Governor: ‘I’m not going to comment on that.’”
We now have a glimpse of what the future may hold for the primary and general elections in 2012 – record amounts of anonymous donations flooding the campaign coffers of closely contested elections and elbowing out the influence of average voters.
Citizens United backlash creates surprising bedfellows and a reason for optimism | Occasional Planet
In this time of hyper-partisanship, blowback from the Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in the Citizen’s United case is throwing some surprising bedfellows together from the left, right, and center of the political spectrum.City leaders are complaining that the various area counties are actively shipping their homeless in to the city to live in group camps like the infamous “Hopeville” encampment.
In support of the V-Day global campaign to end violence against women and girls, Una is premiering “A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and a Prayer (MMRP.) MMRP is a series of monologues edited by Eve Ensler, which focuses on a wide range of issues relating to violence against women and girls, and has a global perspective.
We strive to work within what is possible, here and now, in taking policy stands and calling for change. Moving into a major election year when we will elect a president, a governor, a U.S. senator and many other key positions, it’s not a promising time, in a conservative state like Missouri, to realistically call for a major progressive policy change like abolishing the death penalty. But conscience compels us to renew our call for Missouri to outlaw this barbaric, racist, ineffective and expensive practice.
I’m disappointed that College Hill has been removed from Preservation Review. The argument that the neighborhood is too far gone to save is the wrong attitude
Those who have been paying attention to facts rather than GOP rhetoric know that the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a.k.a. Obamacare, has already had a positive impact in a number of areas such as permitting parents to keep their young adult children on their existing insurance policies until they are 26, providing affordable coverage for those with pre-existing conditions, and strengthening…
The has given first-round approval to legislation that would push back the filing period for the state’s August primaries by one month.
If you’ve never seen “The Vagina Monologues,” go see them when they’re performed in Graham Chapel this weekend. If you’re planning on going: good. Keep reading if you want, but this column is mainly for those of you who haven’t yet made plans to go.
In journalism, there is a standard practice of listing people “not pictured” in photographs where the reader might have expected those people to appear. In the photo coverage of Susan Montee announcing her candidacy for Missouri Lieutenant Governor at St. Louis City Hall last week, the people “not pictured” list is very interesting and tells a story that was missing from news reports of her announcement.
There is no question members of the Republican party believe devoutly in God. Of course, their God does not dwell up there, he is currently a resident who inhabits a large building on Wall Street.
Former City Hospital Power Plant to Include Rock Climbing Gym, Banquet Hall, Rooftop Dining | Urban Review STL
An interesting new concept will open for business next month.
Rebuild the Dream is joining with groups across the country for an unprecedented mass training for activists everywhere.As a part of an ongoing series about hunger and homelessness, students and faculty met in the Danforth University Center Formal Lounge on Wednesday afternoon to discuss the overarching issues outside of the United States
INJECTING MORALS INTO WOMEN’S WOMBS: The revision still isn’t good enough for some organizations, including the Catholic Church, who has announced plans to oppose the new policy
Ahead of the Missouri Republican Party’s annual statewide gathering this weekend, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Sarah Steelman is launching her first television ad at the end of the week. In the new ad, reported first by POLITICO, Steelman takes direct aim at her primary…\
Sometime before the end of the month the Senate will be voting on a legislative amendment to the Affordable Care Act proposed by our own GOP Senator Roy Blunt, the Blunt-Rubio amendment, that proposes to deal with the Bishops disinclinaton to permit folks to purchase birth-control by allowing any insurance provider, religious, secular, what have you, to deny coverage for just abut anything as…
An email and Facebook campaign to boycott products made by Koch industries has grown in recent weeks. The Koch brothers are a major funder of the tea party and several right-wing think tanks.
In Colorado, a Girl Scout troop has angered many by permitting a seven-year-old transgender girl named Bobby Montoya to join the troop. A group that calls itself The Honest Girl Scouts even posted a Youtube video that calls for a mass boycott of Girl Scout cookies.
In honor of Black History Month, Webster’s legal studies department held a presentation titled “Dred Scott and Beyond: The St. Louis Impact on Legal History,” Professors Robin Higgins and Anne Geraghty-Rathert hosted the presentation at noon on Feb. 16, in the Emerson Library Conference Room.
Student Government Association’s involvement in Recyclemania is a great way to teach students about recycling and get the University collectively involved.