Latest News

May 9, 2014 - SLU’s Frost Campus power has been restored              May 4, 2014 - What’s going on, SLU?              May 1, 2014 - Cinco de Mayo celebrations hit the streets of Cherokee              May 1, 2014 - Scoops on S. Grand              May 1, 2014 - New app is the cat’s meow: It’s ‘purrrfect’ for procrastinating              May 1, 2014 - Olio: A modern twist on classic Mediterranean              May 1, 2014 - Tragic teen story shows ‘The Fault in Our Stars’              April 30, 2014 - Advice for Seniors: Remember Laclede’s             

The Progressive Billiken

Discussing Contraceptives

Discussing Contraceptives

February 12, 2012 at 10:03 pm 0 comments

Before entering into the body of my argument, I would first like to admit that this document is not as timely as it should be. The conflict between the Obama Administration and the Religious Right over the issue of contraception has probably already reached its peak. If you look at […]

Read more ›
BLOG: Restoring Sanity to Our Media

BLOG: Restoring Sanity to Our Media

November 8, 2010 at 1:59 am 0 comments

The rise of 24-hour cable news and prime time commentary shows, along with the recent controversies surrounding Juan Williams, Rick Sanchez, and Keith Olbermann, have produced a growing public debate about the role and function of media in our society. While Sarah Palin laments the liberal bias of the “Lame-stream […]

Read more ›
BLOG: Progressives: The Dream Lives On

BLOG: Progressives: The Dream Lives On

November 5, 2010 at 4:51 pm 1 comment

In the aftermath of Tuesday’s election, there will be plenty of pundits weighing in with their perspectives of what the results mean for Democrats.  Rather than waste anyone’s time weaving a post-election narrative of my own, I want to offer a more personal message to my fellow progressives.  We lost […]

Read more ›
BLOG: Dispelling the Myth of Apathy

BLOG: Dispelling the Myth of Apathy

September 26, 2010 at 10:28 am 0 comments

In contemporary American politics, “youth vote” has become an oxymoron. Young people consistently fail to show up at the polls. We have been deemed too apathetic and disengaged for political activism. According to political strategists, engaging young people is a waste of time that could be better used on our […]

Read more ›
Proposition C Consequences

Proposition C Consequences

September 16, 2010 at 12:40 pm 1 comment

On August 3rd, Missouri voters passed Proposition C with over 70% of the vote. That was a mistake, and now Missourians will literally pay the consequences. Proposition C reads as follows: Shall the Missouri Statutes be amended to: -Deny the government authority to penalize citizens for refusing to purchase private […]

Read more ›
Bitter Tea

Bitter Tea

September 16, 2010 at 12:39 pm 1 comment

In 1773, indignant colonists staged one of the most famous scenes in early American history: the Boston Tea Party.  This event, which involved the dumping of imported British tea into the Boston Harbor, was sparked by fury over unfair laws put into place by the ever-distant British government over the […]

Read more ›
BLOG: Student Loan Reform

BLOG: Student Loan Reform

April 7, 2010 at 12:18 am 1 comment

Despite the well-established link between an educated citizenry and a thriving democracy, very little priority is given to expanding access to education in this country.  Massive increases in the cost of higher education in the United States have put thousands of students in extraordinary debt, and left thousands of others […]

Read more ›
BLOG: The Word “Liberal”

BLOG: The Word “Liberal”

March 13, 2010 at 1:00 pm 1 comment

The word “liberal” is so often used to propagate a message that is completely opposed to the progressive ideals that are held by the many millions of Americans who identify as members of the Democratic Party. In a world of instant punditry and twenty-four hour idolatry, talking points become more […]

Read more ›
BLOG: We Need Pragmatists

BLOG: We Need Pragmatists

February 4, 2010 at 10:28 am 1 comment

Anyone who’s had their ear to the ground this past year knows that the Democrats are looking for signs of a comeback.

Read more ›
BLOG: State of the Union Address

BLOG: State of the Union Address

February 4, 2010 at 10:25 am 1 comment

While watching the State of the Union last Wednesday night, I cried, I laughed, I boo’ed a few members of Congress and I cheered for our President.

Read more ›