marvin overby http://kbia.org en The Civil War and its lasting effects on contemporary politics http://kbia.org/post/civil-war-and-its-lasting-effects-contemporary-politics <p></p><p>It’s been nearly 150 years since the close of the US Civil War, but the effects, and some of the arguments, continue to be felt today. Two years ago, a petition allowing Texas to secede from the US received over 100,000 online signatures, and prompted a response from the White House. Here in Missouri, lawmakers last year pushed a bill to nullify all federal gun control laws in the state. It ultimately failed, but that hasn’t stopped legislators from introducing similar legislation in this session. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 20:45:51 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 53387 at http://kbia.org The Civil War and its lasting effects on contemporary politics Talking Politics for March 20, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/talking-politics-march-20-2012 <p>This week on Talking Politics: a MU political science professor explains to us Missouri&#39;s convoluted GOP caucus system.</p> Tue, 20 Mar 2012 18:52:13 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 10894 at http://kbia.org Talking Politics for March 20, 2012 A look ahead to the legislative session http://kbia.org/post/look-ahead-legislative-session <p>Missouri lawmakers return to Jefferson City&nbsp;today for the start of this year&rsquo;s legislative session.&nbsp;&nbsp;The year&nbsp;2011 was marked by House and Senate Republicans fighting with each other over tax credits and redistricting, while still managing to take pot shots at Democratic Governor Jay Nixon&rsquo;s handling of the state budget.&nbsp; Marshall Griffin takes a look at how the 2012 session may play out. Wed, 04 Jan 2012 14:23:50 +0000 Marshall Griffin 6421 at http://kbia.org A look ahead to the legislative session