During the Progressive Democrats of America roundtable in D.C. on July 25, Keith Ellison laid out a theory of taxation that one conservative website characterizes as "closer to Marx than it is to John Locke." (Of course, whether that's a good or bad thing is arguable.)SEE ALSO: Keith Ellison: "Reall ... More >>
The farm bill expired at the end of September, but first the election and now the fiscal cliff have worked like a one-two punch to knock out chatter about it. Trust Amy Klobuchar, though, to try and get our attention back.Yesterday she took to the Senate floor to remind people just how many billions ... More >>
Mentally ill inmates wait months for evaluation, treatment
Marilyn Carlson Nelson, Barbara Carlson Gage: Professional daughters.Marilyn Carlson Nelson and Barbara Carlson Gage have done pretty well in what's called the "daughter business." The two women, heiresses to the Carlson hospitality fortune, are the richest people in Minnesota, according to Forbe ... More >>
Photos by Erik HessLil WayneAugust 10, 2011Xcel Center, St. PaulLil Wayne is in a hurry to make up for lost time. Coming off a career-interrupting prison stint, the self-proclaimed best rapper alive picked up where he left off, resuming the rigorous road schedule that made him one of the top gros ... More >>
Let's consider trading places.This news makes us want to go out and rent "Trading Places" all over again. Forbes is out with its list of the world's most wildly wealthy tycoons. Itfigures there are 1,210 billionaires in the world, worth a total of $4.5 trillion -- a figure that beats the gro ... More >>
I Am Not A Human Being is as crazy as its nameLil Wayne dropped "I Am Not A Human Being" on iTunes today, unleashing his prison album on the free world.Previously, we speculated wildly about what the new album would sound like, noting that it was something of a coming out party for Young Money Re ... More >>
Whitney MacMillan has more money than you do. A lot more.When it comes to the really, really rich folks, few can touch the likes the Bill Gates. The Microsoft founder is now worth a mind-boggling $54 billion, according to the latest Forbes 400 list But here in Minnesota we have some bona fid ... More >>
I Am Not A Human Being by Lil WayneOn his Facebook page, Lil Wayne just posted the tracklist for "I Am Not A Human Being," the album that he announced from his incarceration on Rikers Island.We can see from the tracklist that Drake is getting a big push (or perhaps supporting Weezy, conside ... More >>
The non-stop doomed newspaper predictions continue. This time it's our local Pioneer Press.
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The inevitable demise of movie theaters is only news to the industry itself, but now one of its biggest players is sounding the death knell. M. Night Shyamalan (Signs, The Sixth Sense) warned theater owners at this year's ShowEast convention that, if the studios have their way, DVDs will be released ... More >>
He didn't just invent the Franklin planner: What a Founding Father has to tell us about modern Medievalism
Forbes Magazine's 20 richest, rounded in billions 1. William Gates III US 46.5 (Microsoft)2. Warren Buffett US 44.0 (investments)3. Lakshmi Mittal India 25.0 (steel)4. Carlos Slim Helu Mexico 23.8 (telecom)5. Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Saudi Arabia 23.7 (investments)6. Ingvar Kamprad Sweden 23.0 ( ... More >>
The growing pains of Conan O'Brien
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How standard words and ideas attached to "giftedness" fall short
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