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Entries from September 2007

Donnelly Launches Revamped Web Site

September 28th, 2007 · No Comments

Hat tip: CDT Politics Blog  Donnelly web site 

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Tags: Decision '08 · Videos

Quote of the Day: “We Need to Hunt Down and Kill Adam Smith’s Invisible Hand”

September 28th, 2007 · No Comments

Need another example that Karl Marx and socialist thought is alive and well in the United States? This is from Dangerous Intersection blog: “Why fear the Invisible Hand?  Because the invisible hand is evil.  As construed by those conservatives currently in power, it is the economic equivalent of the Devil.” Read more…

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Tags: Picture/Quote of the Day

An Open Letter to Kit Bond

September 28th, 2007 · No Comments

While we’re not too pleased with Sen. Bond and the other Republican Senators voting for the S-CHIP legislation yesterday, there may be other factors involved with his vote- such as helping Matt Blunt next year in his race against Jay Nixon. Bond’s vote comes on the heels of the governor unveling his uninsured health plan this week. […]

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Tags: Senator McCaskill · Senator. Kit Bond

Missouri Pulse: Nixon Among Influence Peddling AGs

September 28th, 2007 · No Comments

Today’s Washington Examiner has a nifty “Lawyers Gone Wild” blog item on influence peddling in Attorneys General offices across the country, including Missouri. Apparently, a number of AGs have followed Jay Nixon’s lead and have taken up the shady practice of retaining the services of campaign donors—often trial lawyers—to handle lucrative legal work. Read more… […]

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Tags: Decision '08 · Jay Nixon

‘Insure Missouri’ Strays From Path to Free-Market Reform

September 28th, 2007 · No Comments

By Beverly Gossage The ink is barely dry on HB 818, an innovative free-market health care reform bill that encourages individual responsibility and employer participation. Other states, including Kansas, are hoping to emulate it. A new plan proposed last week, however, takes a significant step in the wrong direction. “Insure Missouri” is designed to fund […]

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Tags: Show Me Institute

Clay Sponsors Act to Establish Organ Transplant Resource Center

September 27th, 2007 · No Comments

By Jarrett Bell WASHINGTON — Everson Walls never imagined when he broke into the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys in 1981 that the road would lead to Capitol Hill. But the former defensive back, who donated a kidney to former teammate Ron Springs in February, was among a half-dozen expert witnesses testifying Tuesday before a […]

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Tags: Rep. Lacy Clay

KC Star, Your Bias Is Showing!

September 27th, 2007 · No Comments

It is amazing how a simple headline can totally mischaracterize an entire article. Last week, we brought you these two examples from the illustrious Associated Press. Unsurprisingly, the Kansas City Star followed suit today with an equally misleading headline regarding the Missouri Political News Service’s exposure of Jay Nixon’s using his state owned vehicle for […]

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Tags: Decision '08 · Jay Nixon · Media Bias

Rep. Jim Avery Speaks to SLU College Republicans

September 27th, 2007 · No Comments

Rep. Jim Avery (R- 95) spoke to the St. Louis University College Republicans Tuesday night about being involved in state government, his 2004 – 2005 deployment to Iraq, and his support for the mission in Iraq. Rep. Avery recently made a trip to Washington, D.C. with the Vets for Freedom where he met with Missouri […]

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Tags: Decision '08 · Iraq War

Missouri Politicians Encourage Student Involvement, Leadership

September 27th, 2007 · No Comments

Media Credit: PHOTO COURTESY OF KEVIN IRISH  From left: Adjunct professor and former Missouri legislator May Scheve Reardon, former legislator Brian May, former legislator Betty Sims and former Gov. Bob Holden discuss issues ranging from health care issues to the University of Florida Taser incident The Journal: (Webster University)  By: Emily Cooper Webster University students […]

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Tags: Uncategorized

Show Me Institute Releases Annual Report

September 27th, 2007 · No Comments

“The Show-Me Institute is a vital voice for quality education in Missouri, and a welcome addition to the efforts in Saint Louis to create quality public schools for all students, regardless of income.” Francis Slay – Saint Louis Mayor The report details SMI’s 2006 accomplishments and finances, profiles their research areas, board of directors, staff, and scholars, […]

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Tags: Mayor Frances Slay · School Choice · Show Me Institute