Jaco:  In push to impeach, Clay takes on Trump and Pelosi
Jul02

Jaco: In push to impeach, Clay takes on Trump and Pelosi

While Rep. Lacy Clay, D-Mo., wants President Donald Trump impeached, Clay’s putative boss, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., does not. So Clay’s articles of impeachment introduced two weeks ago float in a sort of legislative twilight zone, suspended among Trump’s defiance of Congress, 75 to 80 House progressives who want to start impeachment hearings, and the reluctance of a majority of House Democrats to cross Pelosi, who...

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Jaco: The totalitarianism of Missouri anti-abortion laws
May13

Jaco: The totalitarianism of Missouri anti-abortion laws

Like all totalitarian movements, the anti-abortion jihad that wants to force women to give birth and has left the Planned Parenthood facility on Forest Park Avenue as the only abortion clinic left in Missouri begins with one big lie: that life begins at conception. But before we begin to dissect the movement by the American Taliban in the Missouri Legislature to impose Christian sharia and force women to give birth against their will,...

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St. Louis is no longer a majority black city. What’s next?
Mar05

St. Louis is no longer a majority black city. What’s next?

As black families who can afford to move continue to leave the North Side, and as younger, more affluent, college-educated whites continue to trickle into the Central Corridor and parts of the South Side, the moment demographers have been predicting came sometime last year. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, St. Louis ceased being a majority-black city sometime in 2018. The Census Bureau now estimates that the population of the city...

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St. Louis Cop Culture and the Real National Emergency
Feb18

St. Louis Cop Culture and the Real National Emergency

The real national emergency is 1,038 miles northeast of the Mexican border, near the corner of Oriole and Thekla, where 22 shell casings glinted on the pavement and a nine-year old boy lay in the back seat of a black Dodge Charger, bleeding but still alive after a barrage of gunfire from a silver SUV. It’s at Hodiamont and Julian, where a Kenyan immigrant was shot in the head by a 14 and a 16-year old in an attempted carjacking. It’s...

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Trump’s Hallelujah Caucus Scam
Feb15

Trump’s Hallelujah Caucus Scam

When Karl Marx said “Religion is the opiate of the masses,” he had the right idea and the wrong drug. Opiates tend to make you nod off, quietly. Since religion tends to make you gallop around like your hair’s on fire, a more accurate quote would be “Religion is the meth of the masses.” Take, for example, a chain of suburban St. Louis mega-churches pastored by a man with a name straight out of Charles Dickens—David Crank. Crank posted...

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