Category Archives: Candidates and Campaigns

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January 20, 2017 and the Next 100 Days

NPR  on November 9 published promises the then future President-Elect Donald Trump made to America during his speech in Gettysburg, Pa. in late October this year. Trump said he will: FIRST, propose a Constitutional Amendment to impose term limits on all members … Continue reading

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Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, but Life is not Guaranteed

The Hyde Amendment, in effect with bipartisan support since 1976, prohibits payments for abortions from federal funds, specifically, from Medicaid. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton wants it repealed, if she is elected. The 2016 Democratic Platform states in part, on … Continue reading

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Recreational Marijuana – No; Medical – Maybe

The Missouri Recreational Marijuana Legalization Initiative  will not be on the November 8, 2016 general election ballot. Petitioners failed to gather the required minimum number of signatures – 157,788, by the May 8, 2016 deadline. Voter initiatives require a number of signatures … Continue reading

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“In God We Trust”

In 1952 the Reverend Billy Graham “…staged the first formal religious service held on the Capitol steps” in Washington, D.C. (Kevin M. Kruse, New York Times, March 14, 2015). In fact, Kruse wrote, Graham persuaded Congress that same year to establish the National … Continue reading

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Missourians prepped for legal marijuana

To date, Missouri’s Secretary of State has approved two initiative petitions to legalize marijuana for medical, commercial and recreational use. Each requires approximately 160,000 valid signatures. The filing deadline for signed petitions to qualify for a place on the November 2016 … Continue reading

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Candidate Bernie Sanders

At least one yard in the local area sports a Bernie Sanders for President campaign sign. Yet, Missouri Democrats overall prefer Hillary Clinton 53 percent to Sanders’ 25 percent according to Public Policy Polling on August 11, 2015.  Sanders ahead … Continue reading

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