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Entries from February 2008

Concealed Carry Garners Student Support Nationwide

February 29th, 2008 · No Comments

From Student Life: (Washington University) By Kat Zhao In light of the shootings at Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois University (NIU), students across the nation have assembled in support of policies for concealed carry of guns on college campuses.The group known as Students for Concealed Carry on Campus (SCCC) has garnered more than 18,000 members, […]

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Tags: Uncategorized

Branson Blogger Unveils Lobbyist Pitches

February 28th, 2008 · No Comments

From the Branson Missouri Blog: The picture above details the resolution capacity for the Lobbyist Pitches posted in full and accessible from the link below. The documents give some insight to how power and presence is peddled to the executive and legislative branches of Missouri Government. Read more…

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Tags: MO Legislature

Lake Sun Leader Editorial & “Jettonisms”

February 28th, 2008 · No Comments

We sure are going to miss Rod Jetton next session. Unfortunately, the walking/talking quote machine and blogger’s paradise is term limited. “We have a trade we’d like the good people of Mexico to consider: We’ll trade you one sneaky, underhanded Speaker of the House for a couple cases of cold Coronas. We’re not sure how […]

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Tags: Spkr. Jetton

Student Group Looks to Change Policy on Speakers

February 28th, 2008 · No Comments

From Student Life (Washington University) By Gregg Re Students have organized to change Washington University’s policy on political speakers in the wake of the administration’s refusal to host Senator Barack Obama as a campus speaker in January. In a statement issued last month, the University defended its decision, arguing that speeches by political candidates would […]

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Tags: Decision '08

Amendment 2 Legal Battles Don’t Reflect Reality of Lack of Cloning

February 28th, 2008 · No Comments

Phil Jarrett My distrust of clones began shortly after seeing “Jurassic Park.” Chomped-off limbs, victims of cloned T. rexes and raptors taught me the dangers of this line of science. And that was before I saw “Star Wars.” In November 2006, Missourians passed Amendment 2, an amendment called the “ban on human cloning.” It seemed […]

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Tags: Abortion · Decision '08

Sen. Talent on the Death of William F. Buckley, Jr.

February 28th, 2008 · No Comments

By David Freddoso “Next to Ronald Reagan, Bill Buckley was more responsible for the rise of conservatism in this country than anyone else — and that’s a very considered statement,” former Sen. Jim Talent (R., Mo.) told National Review Online on Wednesday. “He taught what conservatism was about. He did it with an élan, a […]

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