Rob Stewart is a Ph.D. candidate at the U of M. He works. He pays taxes. But come November, while his neighbors and colleagues are casting ballots, Stewart will stay away from the polling station. Why? Because he's a convicted felon with a serious drug offense on his record. See also:Wisconsin ... More >>
If you're a member of the Red Lake Indian Reservation in northwestern Minnesota, voting early in an election isn't easy. The closest voting booth is 35 miles away, in Bemidji. You've got to have a car, which can be scarce. You've got to drive those miles, park, head back. Costs can add up quick, jus ... 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 >>
In an interview with World Nut Net Daily, Michele Bachmann says President Obama should be "spanked" for granting undocumented Latinas the right to vote just in time for last year's election.SEE ALSO: Michele Bachmann on Fox News: "I may run for another public office" [VIDEO]There's just one problem ... More >>
:::: UPDATE :::: Republicans call for Rep. Ryan Winkler to resign following "Uncle Thomas" tweet DFL Rep. Ryan Winkler, D-Golden Valley, is getting absolutely destroyed on Twitter this afternoon for calling black Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas an "Uncle Thomas."THE BACKSTORY: DFL Rep. Ryan Wi ... More >>
The Guthrie's new show is a well-crafted failure
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Steve Horner's latest battle in the war against Ladies' Night turned out to be a dead end. Earlier this month, Horner called brimming with optimism to report that the Nevada Equal Rights Commission was going to facilitate mediation between him and several Las Vegas casinos, which he had filed compl ... More >>
Nearly three weeks since the end of the trial, San Francisco Democrats are entering the debate over Chrishaun "CeCe" McDonald, a transgender woman from Minneapolis who pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter. The city's Democratic Party passed a resolution last week calling McDonald's treatme ... More >>
Steve Horner might have finally hit the jackpot in his fight against ladies' night. Long a crusader against the drink special -- he argues it amounts to discrimination against men -- Horner wired his Yankee's hat for sound and busted up some Las Vegas "pool parties" last summer. To Horner's surpris ... More >>
The story behind the iconic St. Paul venue
The Civil Rights Movement was a big thing that happened, like, a really long time ago. Some people were being mean to other people who had darker skin. At least, that's what New York told us.Minnesota is one of 35 (!) states that got an F in the Southern Poverty Law Center's new report on the tea ... More >>
Kurt Zellers gets voting rights wrong.Republicans are trying to rebrand themselves as "constitutional conservatives" these days, as if they are the only true adherents to our nation's founding principles and documents. So it was a little jarring yesterday to hear Republican House Speaker Kurt Ze ... More >>
WikiAntonin Scalia: The 14th Amendment for me, but not thee. When Michele Bachmann bragged to Lou Dobbs that she'd talked the Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia into teaching teabaggers the Constitution, solo, did she know that Scalia didn't believe the document protects her from discrimin ... More >>
Horner's been on a quest to criminalize ladies' night for 20 years
Steve Horner will tell you just what's on his mind. Even if he probably shouldn't.There's something to be said about a guy with no filter. That's Steve Horner, brother of the Independence Party-endorsed gubernatorial candidate Tom Horner. While Tom has made headlines with his political ambiti ... More >>
The perpetual Jordan neighborhood gadfly has filed a complaint with the Minneapolis Department of Human Rights claiming he's being discriminated against for his sexual orientation.
Photo: RanoushThe U.S. Department of Education has agreed to launch an investigation into anti-Muslim harassment at schools in St. Cloud and Owatonna, and the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said it welcomed the news. "Decades after the beginning of the civil r ... More >>
A man admits posting cartoons of Muhammed having sex with animals, and telling investigators that Muslims are "anti-Christian."
Lynne Torgerson says she's big on freedom of speech and freedom of religion, but not, evidently, when it comes to Muslims.
James and Lois Cannon seek apology from cops
In less than a year, Michael Jordan has dismantled the city agency responsible for upholding civil rights
On October 14, 2005, Sgt. Giovanni Veliz filed two charges of discrimination with the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights. The complaints alleged that the Minneapolis Police Department systemically discriminated against Hispanics, both in its personnel decisions and in its day-to-day dealings wit ... More >>
Twin Cities publication cites Ellison's work opposing Arlon Lindner's Holocaust denial in the State Legislature, and his support for civil liberties.
Michael K. Browne and the future of the Civilian Review Authority
Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak has continued his second-term shake-ups at City Hall by promoting his civil rights director.
Governor Tim Pawlenty was in full campaign mode this week, popping up on talk-radio shows of all sorts. The city's budget guru dispels the myths behind T-Paw's Minneapolis bashing.
For 35 years, Larry Blackwell has worked on civil rights issues at city hall. Now he's been shown the door--again.
Why is the city's civil rights office such a chronic mess?
Tht NAACP abandons its watchdog role over Hollman
Is the director of the Minneapolis Civil Rights department really doing anything?
Police misconduct? Tell somebody who cares.
Coming to a capitol near you: The Patriot Act Junior
What ever became of Minneapolis's promise to stamp out racial profiling?
Are prayer sessions at a local Ford dealership protected by the U.S. Constitution?
Fifty years ago Minneapolis launched a program to stamp out discrimination. Now many of the dream's supporters doubt the city's civil-rights agencies are equal to the task.
A spat in Minneapolis's Civil Rights department re-ignites a feud
Don't want to play by the city's rules? No problem, if you're Dayton Hudson
Council member Steve Minn hopes to fold the Civilian Police Review Authority into another city department.