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RIP Rod Grams: Once A Senator, Always A Senator

Posted by on Oct 9, 2013 in Minnesota, Republicans, Rod Grams | 0 comments

Former U.S. Senator and Twin Cities newscaster Rod Grams has died. In this 2001 story — one of the last informal interviews he gave...

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When Minnesota Groveled for Gorbachev and Lost Its Soul

Posted by on Jun 3, 2013 in Commies, Featured, Gorbachev, Minnesota, Perpich | 0 comments

I wrote this critique of Mikhail Gorbachev’s June 3, 1990 visit to Minnesota two weeks in advance of the actual event. Although I...

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God, We’ll Miss Her: Michele Bachmann Turns MN Capitol into House of Gay Bashers

Posted by on May 29, 2013 in Bachmann, Gays, Minnesota | 0 comments

I wrote this in 2004, when then- State Sen. Michele Bachmann turned the Capitol into a den of homophobes. Satan raised a hideous hand in...

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Free At Last: Same-Sex Marriage Victory Rocks St. Paul, Not To Mention Church and State

Posted by on May 19, 2013 in Gays, Minnesota | 0 comments

This post is re-published here from An estimated 7,000 people partied down in St. Paul Tuesday, coming to the Capitol...

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Happy 50th to the Brian Boru Irish Pipe Band

Posted by on May 19, 2013 in Minnesota, St Patrick's Day, St Paul | 4 comments

Over the years, I’ve had a close relationship with the Brian Boru Irish bagpipe band of St. Paul, a band named after the High King...

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Minnesota Gun Safety: Shot Down By…Democrats?!!!

Posted by on May 6, 2013 in Guns, Legislature, Minnesota | 0 comments

  This post is re-published from The UpTake, where it first appeared. All winter long, hundreds of gun-carrying opponents of gun...

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