Category: Media

Pollster has eyes ‘wide open’ on Hartmann candidacy

By Don Corrigan Incumbency is almost insurmountable. That’s a truism in America and Missouri, according to Ken Warren, a political science professor at St. Louis University with decades of expertise on polling, democracy and politics. He’s not optimistic about Ray Hartmann’s chances in his quest to unseat U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Ballwin. Pollster Warren has

EXCLUSIVE: Missouri hides more court information than other states

By William H. Freivogel and Ted Gest A new Missouri law passed last year deletes the names of victims and witnesses in court documents making Missouri courts the least transparent in the nation, experts say. Among the witness names deleted are police officers. Eugene Volokh, a nationally known libertarian legal commentator, called the law “a

Post-Dispatch correspondent who circled the globe with LBJ dies

The first assignment that David Bowes got when he joined the St. Louis Post-Dispatch 61 years ago was to cover a coroner’s inquest for Maye Trainor, the city’s premier madam and hostess to Babe Ruth when Ruth’s New York Yankees were in town.  In the years that followed he interviewed Dr. William Masters, the sex