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Terry Jones

Terry Jones

It was not as dramatic as Confederate forces firing on the Union troops at Fort Sumter in April 1861, but Missouri's passage of Proposition C is certainly a notable skirmish in the 2010 reappearance of the states' right struggle. Channeling their inner John Calhouns, State Sens. Jane Cunningham and Jim Lembke have emerged as the new preachers of the nullification doctrine.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: September 23, 2008 - The Pew Research Center has been the go-to source for empirical support that, with proper weighting, telephone political polls that do not include cell phone numbers still yield accurate estimates about candidate support, party preference, and political attitudes.

Now Pew is not quite so sure.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: September 16, 2008 - Presidential general elections make for busy times among Missouri's political scientists. We have a century-long reputation as a bellwether state -- one that has voted for the winning candidate in every election since 1904 except for 1956.

Editorial cartoon showing rev. wright's shadow over the obama logo
John Sherffius | Boulder Daily Camera | St. Louis Beacon Archives

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: Tuesday’s Indiana and North Carolina presidential primaries will be the first ballot box tests of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s impact: a lifeline for Hillary Clinton, an anchor for Barack Obama or just some flotsam among the waves?

Tuesday’s Indiana and North Carolina presidential primaries will be the first ballot box tests of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s impact: a lifeline for Hillary Clinton, an anchor for Barack Obama or just some flotsam among the waves?

John Sherffius

Boulder Daily Camera

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: If you are looking for polling numbers to help predict Tuesday's Democratic Primary in Pennsylvania, you won't have to go far. According to pollster.com's tabulation, there have been 26 statewide surveys of likely voters released since the beginning of April.