While Sgt. Joe Bozicevich was in Iraq in 2008, something inside him snappedU.S. Army Sgt. Joseph Bozicevich, the soldier from Minneapolis who opened fire on two fellow soldiers in Iraq, has been found guilty of murder. A military jury in Georgia convicted Bozicevich, 41, of two counts of pr ... More >>
U.S. ArmyLt. Erik Rekedal, White Bear Lake native.Almost 10 years on from the 9/11 attacks, we are still at war in Iraq, where 4,4542 Americans have died since the fighting began. We were thinking about that after we came across this photo on the U.S. Army's Flickr page: It shows White Bear ... More >>
John Kreisel, Iraq war veteran, patriot, and opponent of the gay marriage ban.A 2012 ballot question that aims to ban gay marriage via the state constitution has now been approved by both the Minnesota House and Senate, in a mighty demonstration of how lawmakers really know how to prioritize ... More >>
Shane Bauer goes on trial in November.Amid the massive dump of secret Iraq war documents at WikiLeaks: Support for an earlier report that Minnesota native Shane Bauer and two other American friends were hiking on Iraqi territory when they were seized by Iranian border guards in July 2009. Ba ... More >>
Congratulations to the staff at the University of Minnesota's campus newspaper, The Minnesota Daily, for taking home this year's Best All-Around Daily Student Newspaper award from the Society of Professional Journalists. Daily staffers also took home two individual awards. Jules Ameel won fi ... More >>
Festival kicks off its 28th year in the Twin Cities
Movie confirms the big WMD lie
Sen. Joe Lieberman came to the defense of buddy Sen. Norm Coleman after Democrats accused him of no ... More >>
Legislators say it makes more sense to rehabilitate
As a young radical, Norm Coleman protested the Vietnam War. Now his support for the Iraq quagmire may swallow his political career.
Al Franken blasts Sen. Coleman on YouTube for Bush's fundraising appearance, while a pro-war ad campaign pressures Coleman to remain faithful to the administration's policy in Iraq.
Breaking Out of the Pack of Iraq War Docs, 'No End in Sight' Devastates.
"Hardball" appearance and radio response to Bush on tap this weekend.
Congress took $50 mil worth of trips in the last five years, the Pentagon takes white-out to parts of the Geneva Convention, the ultimate "Thing" costume, Mickey Rourke defends the president, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
The propaganda films the Pentagon didn't want you to see
Some Blockbusters resume late fees, the DNC goes after Mean Jean, the museum of advertising icons, the Falsies Awards, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Local physician and author Steve Miles examines the forensic record of U.S. abuses in Iraqi prisons
Horror and grace at the Third Annual Arab Film Festival
THESE DAYS [NETHER-REGION EDITION] Brentwood, New Hampshire, police assisted ambulance and rescue personnel with a 39-year-old man who had a padlock on his testicles for two weeks. A German aid group finds the first solid proof of female circumcision in Iraq, a practice thought to be prevalent in ... More >>
This week's City Pages cover story, The Scandal That Could Eat Bush's Brain, about the Karl Rove/Valerie Plame affair, has already been posted for your wonky pleasure. CITY PAGES BLOGS Pizzaman has a new Pizza Car guiding him through the Streets of Pizza. Jack Sparks sings the praises of Drag th ... More >>
[THESE DAYS] A letter Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger had written, prior to his elevation to the Pontificate, denouncing the "Harry Potter" series has resurfaced for our amusement. A Zogby poll reveals more than two-in-five voters (42%) say they would favor impeachment proceedings if it is found the Presi ... More >>
Today's WashPost poll says that only 22 percent of the public agrees with Dick Cheney's now-infamous suggestion that we've finally got the Iraqis almost where we want them. ("I think the level of activity that we see today, from a military standpoint, I think will clearly decline. I think they're ... More >>
In the Strib: Alleged Red Lake co-conspirator Louis Jourdain nabbed through email, IM correspondence; the hypocrisy and essential idiocy of Michele Bachmann, continued; and leaders of the three northern tribes dragooned into a casino alliance by Tim Pawlenty are now threatening to go all democratic ... More >>
Gore Vidal on war for oil, politics-free elections, and the late, great U.S. Constitution.
Last spring three soldiers from northern Minnesota's Carlton County died in Iraq in one month's time
The United States has one wretched president--and 6,000 ways to feel sorry about
The DFL picked neophyte Teresa Daly to unseat Bush lapdog John Kline in the conservative Second District. Does she even have a chance?
'Outfoxed' and 'Uncovered' point a familiar finger at evildoers
Author and economist Doug Henwood on jobless recoveries, the two Americas, and the "Wal-Mart effect"
Home from assignment in Iraq, the Star Tribune's Paul McEnroe talks about fear, bias, and embedded journalists
It should be remembered that the first plant Saddam used to make chemical weapons was built by the American multinational Bechtel with money supplied by the U.S. Agriculture Department.