Tonight on Ruckus at 7:00 PM
TOPIC 1: ANOTHER PETITION DRIVE. ANOTHER ELECTION?
Friends of the Plaza vow to overturn the city council’s decision to rezone property on the Country Club Plaza. Some council members, however, say a compromise could be achieved before the issue gets to voters.
TOPIC 2: STATE CONTROL—HERE TO STAY?
The Missouri legislative session is drawing to a close and no action has been taken about restoring local control to the Kansas City Police Department. The department’s website offers this rationale for state supervision: “Because of this system, decisions are made in the best interest of the police department and the public and not as a result of political deals.”
TOPIC 3: GROWING REDDER!.
The redistricted electoral map in Missouri has favorable implications for the Republican Party. We can discuss the ramifications and politics of redistricting and if the system can be approved.
TOPIC 4: OSAMA FALLS, OBAMA RISES.
The killing of Osama Bin-Laden has, at least for now, enhanced the standing and popularity of President Obama. Some on the left are saying this national security victory virtually guarantees the president a second term.