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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Minnesota: A Man’s Home is His Castle. And an Execution Chamber, Too.

Nov 28

Minnesota: A Man’s Home is His Castle. And an Execution Chamber, Too.

It probably doesn’t seem that the Thanksgiving Day killings of two teens in Little Falls, Minnesota, shot by a deranged but heavily armed home owner, could be any more horrible. But consider this possibility: If a gun law passed early this year by the Minnesota Legislature had not been vetoed by DFL Gov. Mark Dayton, the Little Falls killer would not be in...

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Minnesota Gov. Dayton Wakes From Long Nap, Asks “Whatever Happened to That Vikings Stadium Deal?”

Nov 14

Minnesota Gov. Dayton Wakes From Long Nap, Asks “Whatever Happened to That Vikings Stadium Deal?”

The governor of Minnesota, Mark Dayton, apparently was snoozing last May when he signed into law the legislation approving a publicly-financed $1 Billion stadium for the Minnesota Vikings and its billionaire owner Zygi Wilf. Either Dayton was unconscious or we now have a text-book case of the perils of letting corporate lobbyists prepare “public”...

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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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Power Grabbing Pot Calls Kettle Black: The Wrath of Michael Brodkorb, Part II

Oct 16

Power Grabbing Pot Calls Kettle Black: The Wrath of Michael Brodkorb, Part II

  He’s baaack! And this time, No More Mr. Nice Guy! Michael Brodkorb, the Heartbreak Kid of the Minnesota State Capitol, is back, appearing on TV more often than Miley Cyrus and whining about his treatment at the hands of the Republicans in the State Senate who fired him last December from his $90K-a-year job as the caucus Communications Director because,...

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