It was no coincidence that Rage Against the Machine released The Battle of Los Angeles on what's traditionally observed as Election Day in the United States in 1999. The 2000 election season was already in gear, with Republican George W. Bush and Democrat Al Gore setting up to spar -- but Rage s ... More >>
cytosineWeiner's surprised by the fuss.New York Rep. Anthony Weiner is in a little bit of a pickle these days over a Twitter photo that may or may not show Little Anthony making his way around the internets. It's a sketchy deal because Weiner claims his wiener picture was hacked, while at t ... More >>
Did use of charitable donations violate federal election law?
The Democrats will kick it Charlotte.You can put away the gas masks and quit wondering whether your new roommate is a snitch: Charlotte, N.C., has been picked to host the Democratic National Convention in 2012, beating Minneapolis, St. Louis, and Cleveland.
Vincent A Restaurant is one of many local eateries participating in Restaurant WeekRestaurant Week had its humble beginnings in New York City in 1992, when Tim Zagat and Joe Baum created the four-day lunch-only event as a PR gesture in honor of the visiting Democratic National Convention. Ei ... More >>
Steve Horner's fighting for the rights of balding white guys everywhere!Every family has a black sheep. Just ask Minnesota Independence Party-endorsed gubernatorial candidate Tom Horner. His brother Steve Horner is on a one-man quest to stop Ladies Nights around the country and make a profi ... More >>
While R.T. Rybak is lobbying to host the convention in 2012, some people are organizing efforts to stop it. Hey, if your daughter had been unfairly accused of being a terrorist at the RNC in 2008, you might not be a fan of political conventions, either.
A big enough tent for Democrats?Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak says he's pretty confident that Minneapolis will land the Democratic National Convention in 2012 -- and he wants it housed in the Metrodome. We haven't been alone in wondering why the city would want to put up with the barricaded- ... More >>
Lisa Jack didn't know she was photographing the first black president
After Charles Carlson was busted for several major lies about his past, he says he plans to withdraw from the race.
Out with the old, in with the older. Prepare for a Mondale-style vice president from VP-elect Joe ... More >>
Tomorrow I take to the air headed for the Democratic National Convention. The hope is to document the happenings, offering a preview of what we're in for in a little over a week when the Elephants come to town.
Rumors and Realities
As a young radical, Norm Coleman protested the Vietnam War. Now his support for the Iraq quagmire may swallow his political career.
If you happened to catch the CNN-YouTube Democratic debate last week—and with Minnesota's caucuses more than six months away, who didn't?—you may have noticed one of the video questions from a somewhat excitable Minneapolis man named Marcus Benson, who asked if the candidates would raise ... More >>
'Death of a President' imagines a post-Bush America
Estimated cost of hosting Democratic Convention in NOLA: $70 million Estimated benefits of the last DNC convention in Boston: $50-$100 million And those were described in the City Pages article linked above as "grossly inflated." More at Demconwatch.
Is a national convention a good idea for the Twin Cities, or just its pols?
Screenwriter Robert Towne maps the psychology of the American bad-ass
Gore Vidal on war for oil, politics-free elections, and the late, great U.S. Constitution.
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Cay Johnston talks about the retooling of the tax code to serve the very rich at the expense of the middle
Kerry's gambit: If you can't say anything nice
Seventies horror perpetrators cop the reality plea in The American Nightmare
Five years ago Mike Hatch was just another failed politician. Then a dying woman walked into his office, and a crusade was born.
Turncoat. Chickenshit. Radical. Minnesota's senior senator has been called a lot of things. But president?
Bill Clinton raised a fortune for his campaign bid and became the first Democratic president re-elected since FDR. But his most enduring legacy may lie in the Republican Congress.
The Politics of Personality
Notes on the 1968 and 1996 conventions