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This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Nov. 10, 2011 - In September 1936, Cosmopolitan magazine published Ernest Hemingway's "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber." Like most of Papa's work, this piece deals with unresolved issues of virility set in dark psychological landscapes. It is, of course, remarkably well written.

(Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio)

Presidential candidates can now register to run in Missouri’s primary next year – and even though the Republican primary won’t count, representatives for GOP presidential hopefuls showed up in Jefferson City Tuesday to register.  Missouri U.S. Senator Roy Blunt filed on behalf of Mitt Romney.

“The campaign decided properly and rightly so that Missouri is an important state, " Blunt said. "The primary is going to happen relatively early in the process, but several states will have voted before us…I think the primary will help set the stage for the caucus.”

Marshall Griffin, St. Louis Public Radio

A potential Republican candidate for president made a stop today at the Missouri Capitol.

Business executive-turned-radio talk show host Herman Cain met with state lawmakers and addressed a Tea Party rally on the South Lawn of the Capitol.