The latter is what we’d like in St. Louis; a gleaming train running down the middle of Highway 40 or an express train from O’Fallon, MO to O’Fallon, IL. Well, guess what, it’s not going to happen. We’re not a megalopolis like New York, Chicago, or Toronto. We’re a very livable mid-sized community that has less traffic than the Atlantas or Houstons of the world but still enough to aggravate us considerably.
Your blood pressure is normal, and your cholesterol levels are okay, too, but have you checked your internet download speed lately? A new service
The supporters of the Democratic Party and the Obama Administration are championing the passage of the health insurance reform bill in the House of
Here’s an innovative program that promotes citizen engagement and government responsiveness: In Arvada, CO, citizens can use a new, free iPhone application to report
On March 4th, Senators McCain and Lieberman quietly introduced a bill that Salon Magazine’s Glen Greenwald calls “the single most extremist, tyrannical and dangerous
Some may call it a dead topic that should stay dead, but I think that a national discussion of torture needs to continue. Andy
Congress makes it to the daily news but highly influential school boards often fly under the radar. When right wing board members gain a majority,
As the adage goes, power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. But small-time power—and the little, just-slightly-over-the-line acts that local politicians get away with—offers
One argument opponents are using to try to block healthcare reform is that we’ll have to wait four years for change to begin. That’s
Watching the expansive media coverage of the right-wing Tea Partiers’ meeting in February, I’m wondering if a similar, lefty meeting would receive equal attention.