Happy Armistice slash Veterans Day! This is the day we're supposed to be patriotic, but without blowing anything up. And so on this day, I'm going to remember that services for veterans are woefully underfunded, that Don't Ask Don't Tell is bullshit policy, that women comprise over 14% of active- ... More >>
BY CP STAFFThe goat of the week is umpire Jim Joyce, who cost pitcher Armando Galarraga a perfect game with a blown call at first base. While this will surely go down in history as one of sport's all-time great fuck-ups, Joyce is far from the first person to screw up at a crucial moment.
His family thought he died of natural causes while serving in Iraq. Now they know the truth after an investigation into his death.
But at the VA, not much has changed
Much of what haunts Mehdi now that he is back home, he says, is having seen the situation for himself--the bad and the good. In that vein, we've gathered a few video clips, each shot by Iraqis in Iraq.
CNN Headline News host Glenn Beck held a brief interview with Congressman-elect Keith Ellison on November 14 and asked him if, as a Muslim, he was working with America's enemies.
While the media churns itself into butter covering John Kerry's botched joke, a guy who is actually on the ballot statewide in Minnesota said yesterday that American troops should come home from Iraq only "after the terrorists can't win."
The Strib let Gil Gutknecht talk out of both sides of his mouth on Iraq, then declare him safely ahead in his race against Tim Walz.
Hate groups infiltrating the military, new disease is killing frogs worldwide, a Texas law school receives $1 million to research rolling back the amount of freedom-of-information information, shock a man with a dog collar for charity, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Meet the top enlisted soldier—and top lunchroom monitor—who's battling to dislodge Gil Gutknecht
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...
Most officials thought last month's Osama bin Laden tape was no big deal— maybe even a gesture of weakness. Author and ex-CIA analyst Michael Scheuer, who founded the Agency's bin Laden unit 10 years ago, thinks they're dead wrong.
Military commanders shut down soldiers's blogs, Illinois's anti-gay discrimination law goes into effect, Bill Lumbergh on Family Guy, Woody Allen on filmmaking, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
"This evening President Bush did what he needed to do," Coleman "said" in a statement that hit e-mail inboxes just 30 minutes after the Prez wrapped his speech. "He offered the American people a candid progress report at a turning point on the path to democracy in the Middle East."
Bob Briggs got a head full of shrapnel in Iraq. Then he came home to more wars: to regain the use of his half-paralyzed body, and to get the U.S. government to pay for his medical care.
Rochester area hunters are being asked to donate some of their deer cuts to make jerky that will be shipped to soldiers stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Bush and the GOP run into troubles--but serious political opposition is not one of them
Houston native Sheri Glover was one of the 50 or so pro-peace activists who traveled from the Veterans for Peace Convention near Dallas to Bush's Crawford, Texas ranch on August 6. After spending most of her time in a ditch on the side of the rode in hopes of seeking a meeting with Bush that never ... More >>
THESE DAYS The Republican State Committee of Pennsylvania said last week it filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission questioning the legality of an ad campaign by The Scranton Times-Tribune that names senatorial candidate Bob Casey Jr. in a faux headline. The ongoing and expanding po ... More >>
Wisconsin Democrats are calling for the impeachment of President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. State party convention participants in Oshkosh passed a resolution calling for Congress to initiate impeachment proceedings against the three officia ... More >>
Hey--wouldn't it be great if there were a way to hydrate and support our troops? A Minnesota entrepreneur has the answer.
Say--wouldn't it be great if there were a way to hydrate and support our troops at the same time? Remember the 1970s-era peacenik bumpersticker that lamented, "It will be a great day when our schools get all the money they need and the Air Force has to hold a bake sale to buy a bomber"? Thirty years ... More >>
A few years back Hannah Allam was covering cops and courts for the Pioneer Press. Since the invasion of Iraq she's been reporting from the war zone for Knight Ridder, filing some of the most compelling--and forthright--Baghdad dispatches. (Here's a particularly swell example.) She was recently inter ... More >>
'The Jacket' draws a line in the sands of time
W in his own words
Pioneer Press falls behind on latest stadium push
'S.W.A.T.' stands for something more insidious than crime busting
Democrats say they are hopeful about the coming election. But then, they have to say that.
The media march off to war with Iraq: A TV glossary
Minnesota vets on the war in Iraq
Planet America: Our world and welcome to it
Seven years after the Gulf War, Paul William Roberts's The Demonic Comedy draws a punch line in the sand
Candice Roark was a healthy 20-year-old when she was sent to the Persian Gulf in 1991. Now she has a pacemaker, fainting spells, and a lot of unanswered questions about what made her and thousands of other soldiers sick.