Ruckus is a lively roundtable about the big ticket issues that face our community today. Moderator Mike Shanin leads the ensemble of conservatives and liberals as they duke it out over whose view will stand.
TOPIC 1: THE BILLION DOLLAR MAN!
Mayor James outlines his reaction to the City Manager’s budget plan and calls for a ten-year general obligation bond issue of a billion dollars to deal with infra-structure problems.
TOPIC 2: PLAYGROUND OR CULTURAL HUB?
The opening of an art gallery in the West Bottoms area causes some to think this suggests the area will evolve into a “cultural hub.” Meantime, a Star columnist sees the West Bottoms’ future as a sort of “playground” for adults.
TOPIC 3: LINE-ITEM VETO—AGAIN!
Senator McCaskill is introducing legislation (along with both Democrats & Republicans) to give the president line-item veto authority. The legislation is identical a bill already passed by the house.
TOPIC 4: PALIN POWER.
During an appearance on Fox News Sunday, Governor Palin called Mitt Romney a “great candidate,’ but expressed concern that he was not instinctively a conservative. In the video clip we’ll play, she says she’s not convinced he’s reached that point.