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Author events for the week of April 17

(blog)Elicka Peterson Sparks • Criminologist discusses “The Devil You Know: The Surprising Link Between Conservative Christianity and Crime” at 7 p.m. at Left Bank...

PM Trudeau apologizes again in Parliament after elbow

Conservative lawmaker Peter Kent went so far as to suggest that Trudeau's actions were in contempt of Parliament. Conservative Candice Marie Bergen said Trudeau, a...

PM Trudeau apologizes again in Parliament after elbow

Conservative lawmaker Peter Kent went so far as to suggest that Trudeau's actions were in contempt of Parliament. Conservative Candice Marie Bergen said Trudeau, a...

Inside the GOP effort to draft an independent candidate to derail Trump

A band of exasperated Republicans — including 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney, a handful of veteran consultants and members of the conservative intelligentsia — is...

NFL chat with Jim Thomas

I'd be surprised to see anything resembling a radical departure from the conservative, run-first approach that Jeff Fisher's teams have employed for the last couple...

GOP beginning to accept Trump as nominee

Washington PostEmbracing Trump, these Republicans say, may be the GOP's only hope of blocking Democrat Hillary Clinton in November. ... “I've never seen a party...

Cruz backers, allies beat Trump in St. Charles County caucus despite Trump primary win

... primary win. By Mark Schlinkmann St. Louis Post-Dispatch ... Chad Adler (center) and others show support for their Republican presidential candidate during a local...

Trump supporters lose in St. Charles County caucus despite primary victory in county

... in county. By Mark Schlinkmann St. Louis Post-Dispatch ... Chad Adler (center) and others show support for their Republican presidential candidate during a local...

GOP's social, fiscal conservatives at odds over gay rights

In this photo made Thursday, March 31, 2016, gay-rights supporter Rick Andris holds up a sign during a rally against a proposed constitutional amendment that...

Michael Gerson: The empty promises of Trump and Sanders

Centrist Democrats and reform conservatives disagree on many things. But their arguments draw the outlines of an actual 21st-century politics, which puts the best instincts...

NFL chat with Jim Thomas

Based on the relatively small investment the Rams have made (conservative scheme, rookie coaches, unheralded players), it seems Fisher doesn't agree with conventional NFL wisdom...

Rising anti-free-trade passion wrinkles races' dynamics | Business ...

Majority of voters in Michigan primaries said trade was costing American jobs.and more »...

How the birthplace of the U.S. labor movement just turned on its unions

Millions of dollars from the state's industries and outside conservative groups poured into the 2014 race: $500,000 from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for...

Gov. candidate Brunner chalks up youthful support of racist party to 'naivete', rebellion

“He had absolutely zero knowledge the vice-presidential nominee harbored repugnant views on race,” Brunner spokesman Mike Hafner said in a statement, after the Post-Dispatch asked...

Trust Ted? Cruz facing growing attacks on credibility

"If you are going to campaign as the most principled, the most consistent conservative, then your record better support that," said Rubio's senior strategist Todd...

RAMS CHAT: THOMAS AT 1 PM

Also, why would he want to play in a conservative run-first offense. Doesn't make any sense. .... If Fisher has a real interest in improving...

2015 brought successes, challenges for the St. Louis-area congressional delegation

It had had unanimous bipartisan, local support, from conservative Republicans such as freshman Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, to veteran liberal Democrat Rep. William Lacy Clay,...

AP INTERVIEW: Carson suggests campaign shake-up is coming

UPPERCO, Md. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said Wednesday morning he is moving toward a major shake-up of his struggling campaign, with less...

HBO hitches its wagon to J. Cole and leaves us wishing it had picked Kendrick ...

Earlier this year, Shea Serrano published a deeply Grantland-y piece for the now-shuttered ESPN site about his mission to find out why J. Cole fans,...

Guardians of 'Christmas cred' reap publicity, donations

Chris Stone, founder and CEO of Faith-Driven Consumer, also takes an interest in promoting evangelical views with a list of Christmasy companies at ChristmasBUYcott.com, rather...

Team-by-team look at the NFC

Top weapons • WR Jordan Matthews, WR Riley Cooper, RB Darren Sproles, TE Brent Celek, TE Zach Ertz, T Lane Johnson, T Jason Peters, C...

Strauss: What's a Rams fan to do?

The Cardinals of Dierdorf, Hart, Metcalf, Wehrli, Gray, Smith and Wilson, of Otis, Coryell, Anderson, Lomax, Johnson and Tilley retain a favorable place in St.

Michael Gerson: Kim Davis is no Rosa Parks

Kim Davis — the Kentucky clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples — has been compared by some conservatives...

Ted Cruz cozies up to Donald Trump, aims for his supporters

ATLANTA (AP) — As other Republican presidential candidates go after Donald Trump, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is getting cozy with him. The two men are...

Citizens United vs. Clintons: The feud behind the court case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nobody knows Citizens United quite like Hillary Rodham Clinton. The name of the conservative advocacy group, which five years ago won a...

Everything you need to know about Illini football

And it goes without saying there will be no more sideline bickering between Bill Cubit and the head coach, as happened wheh Beckman wanted Cubit...

Down the drain: Canadian candidate out after urinating video

TORONTO (AP) — A Toronto businessman who had been running for Parliament with Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper's party made the wrong kind of splash...

Marking Labor Day, Obama extends contractors paid sick leave

"The Republican Party is out of step with similar conservative governments around the world," he said. Roughly 44 million private sector workers don't get paid...

Kentucky clerk appeals her jailing over gay marriage

"Civil rights are civil rights and they are not subject to belief," said James Yates, who got a marriage license Friday after having been denied...

Guatemala president resigns amid corruption probe

Maldonado, a conservative lawyer and former Constitutional Court judge, was chosen to replace former Vice President Roxana Baldetti, who resigned May 8 because of the...

Dana Milbank: Mount McKinley is conservatives' newest molehill

Rob Portman of Ohio saw it as “yet another example of the president going around Congress,” while Ohio Rep. ... There's also the small matter...

Michael Gerson: Trump declares war on demography

When Richard Nixon coined that phrase in 1969, it was plausible that southern, George Wallace Democrats and northern, Richard Daley Democrats might be persuaded to...

Canada in recession; PM Harper denies it as election looms

The economic news could spell trouble for Prime Minister Stephen Harper, whose Conservative Party already faced an uphill battle ahead of the Oct. 19. Election.

Greek election could result in new, big coalition govt

That was down from 26 percent in early July. The second-biggest party, the conservative New Democracy, appears to be catching up, with 19.5 percent of...

Group that filed FEC complaint against McCaskill adds Akin in filing

The conservative Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust earlier this month filed a complaint alleging that McCaskill, D-Mo., broke federal campaign laws covering in-kind contributions...

Brown fighting for a spot in Rams' crowded backfield

The Rams have five experienced wideouts on their roster in Tavon Austin, Stedman Bailey, Kenny Britt, Chris Givens, and Brian Quick. Fisher may very well...

O'Neill on golf: St. Louisan Langley is down but not out

The Wyndham Championship offered an intriguing end to the PGA Tour regular season last week. Yes, that's right, the regular season is over. But don't...

The Latest: Trump doesn't have time to become more polite

John Kasich (KAY'-sik) received a rousing round of applause during Thursday's first presidential debate when he said he can disagree with someone on same-sex marriage...

PD film critic Joe Williams, ultimate movie fan, killed in one-car crash

“Joe was one of the most kindhearted people I've known,” Daniel said. “He'd always pick something ... On more than one occasion, he talked politics...

Goold: Six-man rotation not a fit for Cards

General manager John Mozeliak described Wacha as “in the best shape of his life” and agreed that the team has had to consider responding with...

A senior year mostly lost for a Normandy honor student

“As long as it's tough,” Peter Herschend said. “It's got to be tough.” Teachers have described environments that have left ... Carver took out a...

Four weeks after Schweich, Spence Jackson suicide again jolts Missouri GOP

Hancock's office issued a statement Monday through Missouri GOP spokesman Jonathon Prouty: “Spence was an aggressive and successful communicator who spent years effectively advancing the...

Four weeks after Schweich, Spence Jackson suicide again jolts Missouri GOP

Hancock's office issued a statement Monday through Missouri GOP spokesman Jonathon Prouty: “Spence was an aggressive and successful communicator who spent years effectively advancing the...

Rosenthal wants to avoid creating jams

Rosenthal and Fernando Rodney were the only closers with at least 40 saves and 1,100 pitches thrown. As much as repeated use taxed Rosenthal, so,...

EPA's Karl Brooks leaving for job at agency headquarters

Two other people in Region 7 in charge of Superfund activities have also moved to other positions in the agency in the last year. In...

CN Rail reaches tentative deal with union, avoiding lockout

National Post"I'm delighted to say that Unifor and Canadian National Railway have been able to come to a tentative agreement," Canadian Labor Minister Kellie Leitch...

St. Louis County to authorize $500000 to raze torched properties

Rodney Crim, president of the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, briefed the St. Louis County Council on the plan Tuesday night. The allocation of $500,000...

Editorial: Missouri speaker pulls off the ultimate in flip-flops: The Full Sea ...

The most notorious of them is former Speaker Steve Tilley, who often uses his campaign account (even though he's not running for anything) to make...

Retirement communities: Plush living for a plush price

Look for liquidity — the cushion of cash, and how big it is compared to operating expenses. Check the level of debt as well as...

Rams pull a fast one on Seattle

Outside linebacker Alex Ogletree had outside contain on the play and got sucked in like much of the defense. Suddenly it was just 21-13 Rams.