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Reardon: Hale Caesar

Watching the less than dramatic finish in Michigan over the last weekend, I was reminded of a count down that is underway for 2013.


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ACKERMAN: Q&A With Jeff Fisher

I had a chance to visit recently with Rams coach Jeff Fisher, discussing a number of subjects as his team works out this off season.


Dustin Brown #23 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates his goal for a 2-1 lead in front of  Brian Elliott #1 and Alex Pietrangelo #27 of the St. Louis Blues during the first period in Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center on May 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

ACKERMAN: A New Era of Blues Hockey

After Tom Stillman’s ownership team is established and properly introduced to the world, the next order of business should be for Stillman to hand GM Doug Armstrong a couple of checks: one for his contract extension and another to expand the team’s payroll.


St. Louis Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo(27) tries to block out the Los Angeles Kings Colin Fraser(24) in front of St. Louis Blues goalie Brian Elliot(1) during the first period in Game One of the Conference Semifinals of the Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on April 28, 2012.  (UPI/John Boman)

ACKERMAN: Can Blues Overcome Kings, Refs?

People are calling the NHL a garage league, Gary Bettman — again. Clean it up. Here’s a broom.


A general view of the Draft stage during the 2011 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 28, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

WHEELER: My Own 2012 NFL Mock Draft

It’s NFL Draft Day and for draft geeks like yours truly it’s one of year’s top sports days…


Jefferson City, MO

Capitol Perspectives: Musical Chairs

At times, it looked like Missouri’s legislative special session might have been involved in something similar to a child’s game of musical chairs.


Jefferson City, MO

Capitol Perspectives: Omnibus Bills

ur Missouri General Assembly has discovered both the advantages and liabilities of what is called an an “omnibus” bill.


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Capitol Perspectives: Special Sessions

The difficulty that Gov. Jay Nixon has encountered to get legislative approval of his China hub and tax-credit reduction proposal stands out when you look at the history of special sessions.



Capitol Perspectives: 1E

It’s the legislature’s approach to budgeting as much as the governor’s actions that are at the center of the lawsuit that the state auditor has filed against Gov. Jay Nixon’s budget withholdings for natural disaster relief.


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Capitol Perspectives: Intro

Welcome to Capital Perspectives. This will be a weekly column exploring the historical background for some of the major public policy issues facing Missouri.