America's latest gold rush portends the greatest environmental disaster of a generation
Matt DrudgeHere we are, two years into Al Franken's first term as a U.S. senator, and Matt Drudge is still making jokes about Franken's former career as a comedian. Or maybe the famously conservative news aggregator is irked that Franken, an unapologetic liberal, is dogging tech companies that h ... More >>
Photos by Ben ClarkOff! April 3, 2011 Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis Considering the pedigree of the band, this show should have been different, better. Off!'s members hail from such revered punk rock bands (Circle Jerks, Redd Kross, Rocket From the Crypt, Burning Brides, among others) tha ... More >>
Jones says she was gang-raped in 2005 by other KBR employees and then locked in a shipping container when she tried to report the attack.
The giant defense contractor is already the object of scorn for profiteering off the war in Iraq with amoral abandon.
A two-month-old vote on a bill to protect rape victims still ties Republican senators in knots.
Administration lax on cleaning up AIG, Bear Stearns, and Lehman Brothers
After faulty wiring kills a Minnesota sailor, KBR gets more electrical work.
Breaking Out of the Pack of Iraq War Docs, 'No End in Sight' Devastates.
Built to Spill's Doug Martsch on the difference between being a guitar god and a guitar guy
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U.S. has lousy newborn mortality rate, Aussie sex workers can deduct sex toys on their taxes, U.K. still paying off WWII debt to U.S., photos from the World Mustache Championship, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
With French food and Belgian beers, St. Paul's new Margaux puts a little spring in the city's step
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THESE DAYS The Navy has hired Houston-based Halliburton Co. to restore electric power, repair roofs and remove debris at three naval facilities in Mississippi damaged by Hurricane Katrina. When tragedy strikes, our nation once again asks, how can we give Halliburton more money??? President Bush ha ... More >>
THESE DAYS Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf joined the Bush administration's war on terrorism and publicly turned against the Taliban immediately after the Sept. 11 attacks. But Afghan officials allege that Taliban and allied fighters who fled to Pakistan after the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanis ... More >>
CITY PAGES BLOGS Bob Smith declares war on Minnesota state government over the cigarette tax at No Force No Fraud. A little cat photo-blogging and the amazing things you can do with Reddi-Whip at Pussy Ranch. THESE DAYS The U.S. military has hired Halliburton Co. for nearly $5 billion in new wor ... More >>
[THESE DAYS] Rep. Robin Hayes (R-NC) told CNN on Wednesday that the "evidence is clear" that Iraq was involved in the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. Rory Mayberry, a former KBR (Halliburton) food manager at Camp Anaconda in Iraq, testified on videotape from Baghda ... More >>
The city isn't contributing any money toward the Twins ballpark--on paper anyway. One city leader does the math.
The Norman Conquest A feisty and more colorful brand of politics invaded the U.S. Senate chambers yesterday as British M.P. George Galloway sat before the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs subcommittee investigating the U.N. oil-for-food scandal, chaired by Norm Coleman. Coleman ... More >>
Gore Vidal on war for oil, politics-free elections, and the late, great U.S. Constitution.
Here's an excerpt: What is the Republican party? Well, it used to be the party of the smalltown businessman, generally in the Middle West, generally sort of out of the mainstream. Very conservative. It now represents nothing but the gas and oil business. They own it. And the people who go to Congre ... More >>
Young yahoos find college Republicans too liberal
I've served in Iraq, and that's why I can't vote for this president again
The first Tuesday in October, the first Tuesday in November
Our favorite 'Candidate' returns--to Madison Square Garden
A new Lyn-Lake pizza joint combines do-gooding, fun, and pizza to charming effect
The personal schmoozes the political at the world's most influential film fest
Time to go after Bush/Cheney ground zero: National security
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.
Author and economist Doug Henwood on jobless recoveries, the two Americas, and the "Wal-Mart effect"
The Bush administration's top 40 lies about war and terrorism
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