David Brown

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    Senate rejects effort to block tax dollars from being used for ex-gay therapy

    Here's a head-scratcher: Yesterday, Sen. Scott Dibble, D-Minneapolis, introduced an amendment that would've blocked tax dollars from being used to fund the type of controversial ex-gay therapy practiced at Marcus Bachmann's clinics.The motion failed after senators like David Hann, R-Eden Prairie, ra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Twins hoping to beat Tigers for first time in 2011

    ​Yes, the Twins have lost ten in a row to the first-place Detroit Tigers, dating back to last season. Numero ten came last night against perhaps the AL's best pitcher, Justin Verlander, who struck out nine Twins with his freaking 97-100 mph fastballs. Among other pitches. The Twins have to play t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    AFSCME zeros in on 26 legislators to prevent shutdown

    Can AFSCME change the minds of 26 legislators?​If you live in a Republican district led by a "non-ideolog," prepare to be really annoyed by your television. A "non-ideolog" is the word American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees use for a lawmaker who could potentially be swayed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Bradlee Dean's "prayer" not first at Capitol to exclude Jews

    Terri Bonoff wanted Jews included in a Senate prayer. Bradlee Dean replied, "Get her name eradicated."​As offensive and creepy as Bradlee Dean's "prayer" was today at the state Capitol for other reasons, it's also not the first time that Jews have found themselves not welcomed by a Christian p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    Terri Bonoff slams Rev. Dennis Campbell's Jesus talk in Senate

    Terri Bonoff takes on a controversial pastor and prayer.​The Rev. Dennis Campbell was pretty straight forward about what he expected out of state senators when he offered an opening prayer at their Monday session: Fealty to Jesus. "And we pray, Lord, that you help us to show reverence to the ... More >>

  • Music

    April 18, 2007

    Family Affair

    Bassist Larry Graham ear-tests the Sly and the Family Stone reissues

  • Movies

    April 6, 2005

    Film Fest Coverage II: The Sequel

    The M-SPIFF's second week brings 'The World' and more