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Entries from November 2008

Look for Slay to Embark Upon Chicken Dinner Banquet Circuit Next Year

November 25th, 2008 · 1 Comment

If you’re outside of St. Louis, and you are wondering why two prominent African American politicians are challenging Mayor Francis Slay, then check out this PubDef video: hat tip: adfrench Rally to Recall St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay(10/21/07)

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Tags: Mayor Frances Slay · St. Louis

Show-Me Institute Study Examines Public-Private Partnerships and Toll Roads for Missouri

November 25th, 2008 · 2 Comments

As Missouri officials consider how to fund new highway projects, a new study from the Show-Me Institute considers two approaches not seen so far in the state: toll roads and private ownership of new highways. The study, “Private Provision of Highways: Economic Issues,” reviews the methods and opportunities for privately financed and operated roads. While [...]

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Tags: Show Me Institute

Quote of the Day: “Congressional Approval Rises a Point After Auto Bailout Rejected”

November 25th, 2008 · No Comments

Good news for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Respected polling firm Rasmussen has found that Congress’ approval ratiug is at a six month high since the rejection of the automakers bailout -  a whopping 12%! From Rasmussen Reports: Just days after the legislature rejected an initial proposal to bailout the [...]

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Tags: Rep. Sam Graves · Senator. Kit Bond

Only On a Slow News Day

November 24th, 2008 · No Comments

Does anyone else find it ironic that on the same day, we learn that the incoming head of the Office of Administration for Governor-elect Nixon had a tax lien that he’s just paid off, and, term limited Democrat Senator Maida Coleman (who’s had her own problems with creditors) may embark upon a suicide mission and [...]

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Tags: Jay Nixon

Video: Left Wing UMSL Professor Asks If Electoral College Can Be Eliminated

November 24th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Dr. Terrence Jones, a political science professor at UMSL, comments on the likelihood that the electoral college can ever be eliminated.  hat tip: JoAlwood

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Tags: St. Louis · Videos

Missouri Viewpoints: Legislative Session Preview and Free Market Environmentalism

November 24th, 2008 · No Comments

Click here to watch video interview. Health care, energy and property rights are among the issues on State Representative-elect Chris Molendorp’s mind as he prepares to begin serving in the Legislature in January. Saying that consumer empowerment is needed to drive health care costs down, Molendorp (R-123) says he opposes the effort to implement a [...]

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Tags: MO Legislature