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Entries from August 2007

“Uh, Just Call Me Rod”

August 31st, 2007 · No Comments

In July, a reader asked us was it ethical or legal for Rod Jetton to sign his name as “Speaker” on Mitt Romney campaign correspondence. Speaker Jetton is Romney’s Missouri political director. It seems Speaker Jetton has decided that signing his name with “Speaker” in front, may not be such a good idea after all. […]

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Tags: Decision '08 · Spkr. Jetton

McCaskill Calls for Military Contractor Audits While Senator; Audits Decline while Missouri State Auditor

August 31st, 2007 · No Comments

Yesterday, we published a piece from the Arena of Ideas blog that laments the fawning coverage Senator Mccaskill’s farm tour is receiving from Springfield’s Ky3 reporter David Cantanese. The Springfield based Community Free Press raises several questions today on why the Senator may be getting such a free pass. The CFP believes it may be […]

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Tags: Iraq War · Senator McCaskill

Washington Resignations Serve Justice

August 31st, 2007 · No Comments

BY: Jack Miles, Editor Todd Graves built a solid reputation as a career prosecutor and conservative Republican loyalist, but appears to have gotten “whacked” politically by his own party for having the audacity to place principle before politics. Graves in 1994 and 1998 won election as the Platte County, Mo., prosecutor on Kansas City’s northwest […]

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Tags: Decision '08 · Rep. Sam Graves

MOPNS Response to a Reader’s Comments

August 31st, 2007 · No Comments

Reader Gil Guerrero takes exception to the post we did Wednessday on Jay Nixon and his support of illegal immigration. We pointed out that Nixon is having booklets titled, “Conozca Sus Derechos,” (”Know Your Rights”) printed in Spanish at taxpayers’ expense. Mr. Guerrero was particulary agitated at our reference to the separatist group “La Raza.” […]

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Tags: Illegal Immigration

Ky3 Keeps Quiet Regarding Blunt Farm Tour, Trips Over Itself for McCaskill Visit

August 30th, 2007 · No Comments

Here are sound words of advice Mr. Catanese should heed from the September 10th issue of National Review Magazine: “When word of Karl Rove’s resignation reached the Seattle Times during a daily news meeting, cheers erupted. Executive Editor David Boardman sent a pair of memos to his staff: “That sort of expression is simply not […]

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Tags: Media Bias · Rep. Roy Blunt · Senator McCaskill

Carson Ross to be Interviewed by “Sr. Republican Operative” Tim Person

August 30th, 2007 · No Comments

Image courtesy of PubDef.net  Johncombestblog.com: Former state Rep. Carson Ross will appear on WGNU’s The Real Deal, hosted by Tim Person and Syl Wilson, at 4:15 p.m today. Ross was elected to the Missouri House in 1988 and served through 2002. Follow this link to listen live.

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Tags: Uncategorized

Libertarian Questions

August 30th, 2007 · No Comments

Former Show Me Institute editor and now Cato Institute adjunct scholar Tim Lee, discusses “tensions in libertarian theory.” Technology Liberation Front blog: Recently I’ve noticed an interesting tension in libertarian theory. As I’ve mentioned before, I just completed work on a new paper on eminent domain abuse in Missouri that will be published by the […]

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Tags: Eminent Domain · Show Me Institute

Show Me the Judges

August 30th, 2007 · No Comments

The Wall Street Journal has an editorial today on the so called “Missouri Plan.” Unfortunately, you must be a WSJ online subscriber to read the full article. We have excerpted part of the piece below. “In a Federalist Society poll done in March, 87% of state residents were unaware even of the make-up of the […]

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Tags: MO Supreme Court

Show Me Institute Releases New Case Study

August 30th, 2007 · No Comments

The Show-Me Institute has released a new case study that examines the privatization of pharmacy services in Saint Louis County. The study reviewed trends in both the budget and actual expenses of county pharmacy operation, which show that before 2003, costs were rapidly rising — consistently outstripping budgeted figures. When the county opened a competitive […]

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Tags: David Stokes · Show Me Institute · St. Louis

(UPDATE) Code Pink to protest Sen. Claire “Aunt Bee” McCaskill Wednesday

August 30th, 2007 · No Comments

UPDATE: We received an email this afternooon, informing us that the “woman” speaking in the video is a transvestite. Or, to be politically correct “transgendered.”Thought that jawline looked a little too square. The Missouri Political News Service has obtained video footage of CODE Pink’s protest in front of Senator Claire McCaskills’ Springfield office on Wednesday. […]

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Tags: Iraq War · Senator McCaskill · Tip Line · Videos