Will Minnesota Democrats Deliver on Their Pledge to Tax the Rich?

Jan 08

Will Minnesota Democrats Deliver on Their Pledge to Tax the Rich?

From The UpTake, a timely question as Minnesota’s DFL Party takes control of the State Capitol for the first time since the days of Rudy Perpich and My Old Man: Do Democrats actually believe what they say? Story by Jacob Wheeler. The 2013 Legislative session began today in St. Paul with protesters outside the Capitol in St. Paul demanding that the newly...

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Wipeout: Minnesota GOP Outsmarts Itself

Nov 07

Wipeout: Minnesota GOP Outsmarts Itself

(Note: This post is also being published by The Uptake at www.theuptake.org) Brilliant political maneuvers sometimes are too clever by half. That proved to be the case Tuesday with the election strategy of the Minnesota Republican Party, which suffered the biggest political thrashing Minnesota has seen in a generation. Not even the Gophers football team gets kicked...

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Wellstone

Oct 22

Wellstone

Paul Wellstone died on Oct. 25, 2002. The years in between have made him seem a little softer, a little safer. He would’ve hated that. I wrote this column for the Saint Paul Pioneer Press the day he died. He should be remembered, as he was. Unforgettable. MINNESOTA LOSES ITS STEADFAST HEART The greatest tragedy in life is that we rarely appreciate what we have...

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Minnesota Election Report — From Me to the People of Britain

Oct 17

Minnesota Election Report — From Me to the People of Britain

Here’s my dopey two-minute stand-up U.S. election video for Sky News, the U.K.-based satellite news channel, as part of what the network calls its “50 States Project.” U.S. residents can see my report — which I did for Sky News at my usual international commentary rate of $0 American dollars per minute — and watch any or all of the...

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being Sen. Amy Klobuchar: Has Minnesota’s Most Popular Democrat Failed to Use Her Clout?

Oct 09

The Unbearable Lightness of Being Sen. Amy Klobuchar: Has Minnesota’s Most Popular Democrat Failed to Use Her Clout?

Amy Klobuchar has been working hard to win the endorsement of Republican car dealers, like the ones featured in her campaign ad at the end of this post. But she hasn’t done so well impressing Minnesota progressives who are wondering why the state’s Senior U.S. Senator hasn’t been an outspoken opponent of the two heavy-handed Republican-forced...

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