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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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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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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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Who Can Help?

February 27th, 2008 · No Comments

From The Source: This is a car belonging to State Representative Al Liese. According to our sources, the car is often parked in the circle of the capitol building all day long, despite a two hour time limit. Why, you might ask, does a State Representative, who has a spot in the garage, need to […]

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SMI Study Highlights Role for Private Investment in Missouri’s Transportation Infrastructure

February 27th, 2008 · No Comments

A new study, jointly produced by the Show-Me Institute and the Reason Foundation, examines the relatively new funding paradigm of public-private partnerships and how such arrangements may benefit Missouri’s public transportation infrastructure. The study provides an overview of the types of public-private partnerships that can be utilized for transportation projects, including their benefits and best […]

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Tags: David Stokes · Show Me Institute

Pew Releases “Grading the States 2008”; One-of-a Kind Report on State Performance

February 27th, 2008 · No Comments

  On Monday March 3rd, All 50 states will receive a grade from the Pew Center on the States, which will measure their performance in serving the public in a range of areas from budget and finance to roads and bridges. The Missouri Political News Service was honored to be invited on a conference call […]

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Islamic Prayer Tower Rises Over South St. Louis City

February 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

“The South St. Louis skyline is getting a new addition…An Islamic prayer tower complete with loud speakers.” The Missouri Political News Service wonders if Jay Nixon will show up for the dedication of the new “prayer tower.” From Gateway Pundit: In the last decade 50,000 Bosnians have moved to St. Louis and many to the […]

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Tags: Jay Nixon