RIP Tom Clancy: He Thought Owning the Vikings Would Be A Public Trust

Oct 02

RIP Tom Clancy: He Thought Owning the Vikings Would Be A Public Trust

Tom Clancy has died, the guy who wrote a book that became one of my favorite movies –”The Hunt for Red October” — and another book that became one of my least favorite films — “Patriot Games.” But the book Clancy DIDN’T get to write is the one that intrigues me most…The story of how he might have run the Minnesota...

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“Redskins” No More? Most Offensive Name In Sports On The Ropes

Sep 25

“Redskins” No More? Most Offensive Name In Sports On The Ropes

Underscoring both the lack of experience and the absence of character in much of today’s media, the recent return of the effort to eliminate the disgustingly racist name of the Washington D.C. NFL team has been treated by many “reporters/writers” as some kind of weird issue that came out of nowhere. Lotsa heads up lotsa butts in the media these...

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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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150 Years After America’s Largest Mass Execution, the Quest for Healing Continues

Dec 27

150 Years After America’s Largest Mass Execution, the Quest for Healing Continues

      HONORING THE 38 I took this video as about 100 Dakota Indian riders arrived in Mankato, MN on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, to honor the 38 Dakota warriors hanged in Mankato 150 years earlier — Dec. 26, 1862 — in America’s largest mass execution. The riders began their arduous 340-mile journey on Dec. 10 at Lower Brule, South Dakota...

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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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