Abdirizak Bihi paces the courtyard of Riverside Plaza in Minneapolis, awaiting his children's arrival from school. Dirt blows freely down Cedar Avenue as piss-colored newspapers dance in the wind. In the shade of a tree stand a slouching man and a woman with cavernous eyes, locked in stormy debate. ... More >>
On June 9, Bill Clinton will deliver a speech at Northrop Auditorium as part of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs' "Keeping Faith with the Legacy of Justice" series. The 42nd president will also accept the Dean's Award for Public Leadership.Perhaps unsurprisingly, news of Clinton's appearance ha ... More >>
Condoleezza Rice, former national security advisor and secretary of state during the George W. Bush administration, is scheduled to give a speech on April 17 at the Northrop Auditorium as part of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs' "Distinguished Carlson Lecture Series."But on April 3, the Univer ... More >>
Last December, Michele Bachmann went on Jan Markell's radio show and said she spent 2012 fretting about the Obama administration's alleged efforts to implement Sharia law here in the United States.SEE ALSO: The Onion's "Bachmann Thankful No Americans Died In Sikh Shooting" story dupes dozens Over th ... More >>
Michele Bachmann's remarks about the Muslim Brotherhood during her weekend visit to Egypt were so preposterous, one expert on the country compared them to a Saturday Night Live skit.SEE ALSO: Bachmann won't run again: Top 10 tweets In other words, unfortunately, it's business as usual.
As the drumbeat crescendos for some sort of military intervention in the Syrian civil war, Michele Bachmann is... the voice of reason?SEE ALSO: Michele Bachmann is Obama's biggest backer when it comes to NSA spying on Americans So it seems. The lame-duck congresswoman is calling on the Obama adminis ... More >>
The FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force is investigating a Utah man for whipping it out during a flight last November from MSP to Salt Lake City. (Shouldn't they be after Al-Qaeda or something?)SEE ALSO: The customer rants that drove MSP Airport to offer free WiFi The man, 48-year-old Stuart Clarke, was ... More >>
Al-Shabaab's latest recruitment video features the stories of three men who traveled from Minneapolis to Somalia for jihad.All three men left for Somalia in 2007 or 2008 and were dead within two years.SEE ALSO: Military contractor reportedly proposed "psy-ops" against Mpls Somali's "extremist" websi ... More >>
Fourth of July weekend has plenty in store for Minneapolis. Friday and Saturday, First Avenue will be hosting Bathysphere, a two day psych rock festival featuring bands such as A Place to Bury Strangers and Dean & Britta doing Galaxie 500 songs, and locals such as Pony Trash, Flavor Crystals, Pa ... More >>
The maker of The Hurt Locker explores the darkness behind capturing Osama Bin Laden
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Somali's civil war claims another Minnesotan.A suicide bomber who blew himself up in Mogadishu yesterday in an attack that killed 10 had traveled to Somalia from Minneapolis in 2008.Abdisalan Ali had emigrated to Minnesota with his family when he was 2 years old, but was among 20 local youths who ... More >>
WikipediaAl-Shabaab has been linked to Minnesota before.Al-Shabaab, the Islamic terrorist group allied with al-Qaeda, is reporting on its website that a Somali American from Minnesota, 25-year-old Abdullahi Ahmed, blew himself up during a car bombing in the Somali capital of Mogadishu. Globa ... More >>
A story too good to be true?The story of the killing of Osama bin Laden at the hands of Navy SEALS would have been compelling stuff in its own right. But it turns out the story ain't quite what it used to be. Here are the big headlines you probably thought were true about bin Laden's killing -- ... More >>
Heading off what we assume will be the inevitable attacks from right field about American Muslims not rejoicing in a sufficiently patriotic manner over the death of Osama bin Laden, the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations issued a formal statement today from the gro ... More >>
Somalis are waging war on themselves with money sent from hereThree more Somalis have been charged with funneling money to the Somali terrorist group Al-Shabaab. One of the men was arrested Monday in Minneapolis. Abdi Mahdi Hussein, who works for a remittance company, is accused of conspiring wi ... More >>
burge5000Thanks for your legal expertise.Another year is starting at St. Thomas University Law School, torture-memo author Robert Delahunty is preparing to teach his classes, and protesters are once again dressing up like Abu-Grahib detainees to protest his continued presence on the faculty.
BY CP STAFFThe goat of the week is umpire Jim Joyce, who cost pitcher Armando Galarraga a perfect game with a blown call at first base. While this will surely go down in history as one of sport's all-time great fuck-ups, Joyce is far from the first person to screw up at a crucial moment.
It was open mic night again for Michele Bachmann last night on the Hannity show. The theme: How dare Betty McCollum and Bill Clinton fight back when we tar them and their party as anti-American socialists doing the bidding of a Chicago gangster running the White House? McCollum, you remember ... More >>
Governor shakes hands with crazy
Salah Osman Ahmed, 26, of New Brighton, Minn. is accused of supporting terrorism, lying to authorities, and planning to kill people outside of the country.
As the FBI continues to investigate Islamist extremists recruiting young Somali men in the Twin Cities, two Minneapolis Somalis are scheduled to testify before Congress.
Morgan Spurlock gives Americans a bad name, but (separate!) films on baseball and steroids shine
Earlier this month Rep. Michele Bachmann, visited Iraq. This was particularly newsworthy because the freshman Republican had previously made waves by announcing that Iran had a secret plan to take over our Middle East colony.
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St. Paul Mayor Randy Kelly's budget speech yesterday garnered front-page headlines because he proposed raising property taxes for the first time in a dozen years. If the Mayor gets his way, the three-percent bump in the levy will primarily be used to hire 25 additional cops next year. But neither ... More >>
"First we get the military, then we get the nation"
What do you do after writing the most popular leftist mindscrew of the decade? A sequel.
James Lileks used to be content with writing about his toddler's toilet training. Then Iraq gave him the chance to become the state's most famous conservative.
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