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Entries from December 2007

MRP: What is Nixon Hiding in Taxpayer Financed Settlement with Disabled State Worker?

December 17th, 2007 · No Comments

JEFFERSON CITY _ Jay Nixon continues to hide from taxpayers a secret settlement with a quadriplegic state worker who was fired by Nixon because of her disability. A month has passed since documents from the U.S. District Court for Western Missouri in Jefferson City showed that a settlement had been reached between Marla Grothoff and […]

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Tags: Jay Nixon

‘Gouging’ a Misleading Term for Supply and Demand

December 17th, 2007 · No Comments

“Prices are not arbitrary numbers, set by whim, or by the greed of the seller. In competitive markets, prices measure intersecting supply and demand.” One factor Mr. Dixon did not take into account, in his excellent treatise on supply and demand, is the human factor – in particular greed. We would argue that the spike […]

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Tags: Show Me Institute

Video: Sen. Bond Clarifies “Waterboarding is like Swimming” Comment

December 17th, 2007 · No Comments

Download: Hat tip: Crooks and Liars

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Tags: Senator. Kit Bond · Videos

The Pitch: Cauthen’s Travels

December 14th, 2007 · No Comments

Records show that the city manager makes frequent and pricey trips at taxpayer expense. By Eric Barton Kansas City, Missouri, City Manager Wayne Cauthen has a reputation around City Hall as being a guy who isn’t at his desk much. The reason for that is found in his travel expenses, which detail his trips around […]

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Tags: Kansas City · Mayor Mark Funkhouser

Video: Ashcroft Heckled and Booed at College Speech

December 14th, 2007 · No Comments

Former attorney general John Ashcroft gave a $20,000 speech at the University of Colorado last month, with a Q & A session afterwards. Ashcroft was asked about torture, our reputation in the world the missing Weapons of Mass Destruction, and how we failed to capture Osama Bin Laden. As he probably expected, he was not […]

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Tags: Hon. John Ashcroft · Iraq War · Videos

Good Time for Criminals to Sell Old, Crappy Guns in Order to Buy Better Guns

December 13th, 2007 · No Comments

By David Stokes There are few things as worthless as a gun buyback program. Here is the article on this weekend’s one-day exercise in giving people taxpayer money to purchase new guns. After the “tremendous” success of the 1991 St. Louis City Police Department gun buyback, as the Post-Dispatch puts it: The 1991 cache was […]

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

Clinton Names Missouri Steering Committee; Emanuel Cleaver & Bekki Cook Quoted

December 13th, 2007 · No Comments

Clinton campaign press release: The Clinton campaign today announced its Missouri Steering Committee, made up of community leaders from across the state who will mobilize grassroots support” for Hillary leading up to Missouri’s February 5th primary. Earlier this week, State Representative Rachel Storch was named Missouri State Director. “Now more than ever we need a […]

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Tags: Decision '08 · Rep. Emanuel Cleaver

A Super 2008?

December 13th, 2007 · No Comments

By the Editors When Ward Connerly announced his plan to sponsor a “Super Tuesday for Equality” in 2008 — five referenda to end racial preferences in five states — his foes were quick to respond. “It is our view that what we have to do is stop these ballot initiatives before they get on the […]

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Tags: Affirmative Action · Carnahans' · Decision '08

The E-Candidate

December 13th, 2007 · No Comments

The Pitch: By John Amick “I hate Republicans!” a young woman screamed out the window of a sedan as she turned left onto 12th Street from Broadway. The targets of her vitriol seemed indifferent; they shifted their focus to the next car approaching the traffic light. Stephanopoulos, the host of ABC’s Sunday-morning This Week and […]

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Tags: Decision '08

Should News Orgs “Regulate” Citizen Journalism?

December 13th, 2007 · No Comments

Rhetorica: Press-Politics Journal: Professor Hazinski is worried about citizens practicing journalism for themselves–exactly what citizens did during the colonial and revolutionary period of American history. He’s so worried that he’s willing to entertain the idea that the professional institution of journalism should regulate citizen journalism–something like herding cats, I suppose. From his column in the […]

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