• Calendar

    March 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Patriotic country songs: The good, the bad, the ugly

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    BP oil spill, Bush's war: Top 10 Epic Bad Calls

    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.

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    Minn. Navy medic electrocuted in Iraq, didn't die of natural causes

    His family thought he died of natural causes while serving in Iraq. Now they know the truth after an investigation into his death.

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2008

    10/23 Morning Must Reads

    Mass_media_4.jpgThursday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2008
  • Blogs

    March 26, 2008
  • Feature

    March 26, 2008
  • Blogs

    February 12, 2008

    Reporter's Notebook: Abbas Mehdi

    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.

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2008
  • Blogs

    January 31, 2008

    Breakfast of Champions: 1/31

    The latest from last night's blogging. Plus, a local man alleges the worst of wifely behaviors, and we supply pictures of flying sharks eating seals. Honest.

  • Calendar

    January 9, 2008
  • Calendar

    September 5, 2007
  • Blogs

    July 13, 2007

    The Queen of the Lakes goes to war

    Jessica Chayer's service to the Aquatennial Ambassador Organization came to a halt when her National Guard unit was called up for a different type of service ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2007

    5/24 Morning Communiqué

    Genes used to develop fins were also used to develop arms and legs, farmers in southern Iraq have begun growing opium poppies, MSN re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2006

    CNN to Keith Ellison: "Prove to me that you are not working with our enemies"

    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.

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2006

    Mark Kennedy, your man in Iraq until "the terrorists can't win"

    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."

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2006
  • Blogs

    August 14, 2006

    The "Liberal" Strib Strikes Again

    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.

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2006

    7/10 Morning Communiqué

    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...

  • News

    June 21, 2006

    The Republican Nightmare

    Meet the top enlisted soldier—and top lunchroom monitor—who's battling to dislodge Gil Gutknecht

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2006

    5/11: Morning Communique

    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...

  • News

    February 15, 2006

    Bin Laden's Game

    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.

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2006
  • Blogs

    January 3, 2006

    1/3: Morning Communique

    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...

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2005

    Dubya speaks, Norm barks

    "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."

  • News

    November 30, 2005

    Sgt. Briggs's War

    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.

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2005

    Soldiers to Minnesota: Give us jerky!

    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.

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2005
  • Columns

    October 12, 2005

    One State, One Party, One Leader

    Bush and the GOP run into troubles--but serious political opposition is not one of them

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2005

    They Say: Sheri Glover of Military Families Speak Out

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2005

    8/22: Morning Communique

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2005
  • Columns

    June 22, 2005
  • Blogs

    June 13, 2005

    Wisconsin Dems: Impeach Bush!

    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 >>

  • News

    June 8, 2005

    Press Release of the Week: Patriot Water to the Rescue

    Hey--wouldn't it be great if there were a way to hydrate and support our troops? A Minnesota entrepreneur has the answer.

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2005

    Press release du jour: Patriot Water

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2005

    From Bloomington to Baghdad

    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 >>

  • Movies

    March 2, 2005

    Apocalypse Then and Now

    'The Jacket' draws a line in the sands of time

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2004
  • News

    October 27, 2004

    Let Me Finish...

    W in his own words

  • News

    December 3, 2003

    Get in There and Pitch

    Pioneer Press falls behind on latest stadium push

  • Movies

    August 13, 2003

    Not Another Terrible Movie

    'S.W.A.T.' stands for something more insidious than crime busting

  • News

    June 25, 2003

    Original Party Animals

    Democrats say they are hopeful about the coming election. But then, they have to say that.

  • News

    April 2, 2003

    Schlock and Awe

    The media march off to war with Iraq: A TV glossary

  • News

    March 26, 2003

    "I Am Concerned"

    Minnesota vets on the war in Iraq

  • News

    March 26, 2003

    And The War Came

    Planet America: Our world and welcome to it

  • Books

    October 21, 1998

    Just Deserts

    Seven years after the Gulf War, Paul William Roberts's The Demonic Comedy draws a punch line in the sand

  • News

    October 4, 1995

    Collateral Damage

    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.

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