Sunday, September 12, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Missouri Times: Remington Research (Axiom Strategies)/MOScout poll: Axiom client Eric Schmitt leads GOP field in 2022 U.S. Senate poll AG Eric Schmitt speaks at Rae’s Cafe; Video clip of speech, plus collection of local news coverage

SNL: At local Democrats’ fall picnic, House Superminority Leader Crystal Quade (D-Springfield) serves up full plate of reality and splash of cold water: “We are not Georgia, guys. We don’t have the demographics racially.” Former U.S. Senate runner-up Jason Kander (D) to sell book about PTSD

Fox News: Washington University in St. Louis student Fadel Alkilani caught on video taking down and throwing away American flags from 9/11 display; Student government senator bragged about his “protest against American imperialism”

KC Star: Eviction “crisis” series: Adults who choose to live in places they can’t afford offer excuses for budgeting failures; Corporations, COVID, “gentrification” to blame

KC Star: Eviction “crisis” series: Look at maps of where people are making poor housing decisions

KC Star’s Cortlynn Stark: This reporter approaches evictions story with empathy; I worked with a local activist group, KC Tenants, to build out victimhood narrative and seek to “do better by our marginalized communities”

The Missouri Times: Biden vaccine mandate: 16 GOP state senators request special session

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air weekly schedule: Wednesday show to promote Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis’ efforts to convince more blacks to get COVID vaccine

SNL: Thrive Branson West opens Table Rock Lake area’s first licensed medical marijuana dispensary; Missouri has issued nearly 139,000 ID cards to “patients”

Washington Missourian: Push to expand Highway 50 to four lanes stalls

P-D editorial: Vaccine mandates: President Biden right, Gov. Parson wrong

P-D editorial: Missouri’s Second Amendment Preservation Act is a scheme to monetize right-wing extremism, and must not stand

P-D’s Bill McClellan: Advice for Democratic voters in a Trump state: Vote for Mark McCloskey

The Missouri Times op-ed: Missouri Farm Bureau President Garrett Hawkins: Here we go again: Biden Administration reigniting Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule

St. Louis Public Radio op-ed: Pulitizer Center’s William Freivogel and Wash U. coed Orli Sheffey: Not enough police changes have been made since Michael Brown’s attack on Officer Darren Wilson in 2014; Missouri state lawmakers and police unions are to blame, but Arch City Defenders and St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones will fix things

P-D letter: St. Charles man says Eric Schmitt should have returned campaign contributions from Torch Electronics more quickly

P-D letter: Rock Hill sexagenarian provides litany of complaints against Gov. Parson, attempts punchline involving early 1960’s television show

KC Star letter: Kansas City man shares advice “as a gay man, who also has great white privilege” to help Missourians evolve their views on LGBTQ exhibit and slavery

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