Minnesotans woke up to the stark news Sunday that Katherine Kersten wanted them to kill their dogs.The column in the Star Tribune's opinion section, titled "Put people before dogs," is a good study in how ideas rattle around the right-wing media machine and eventually get recycled in your Sunday opi ... More >>
Can't get enough of the LOL-worthy anti-gay marriage testimony offered up by the likes of MNGOP Sen. Dan Hall, pastor Mike Frey, and Strib columnist Katherine Kersten? Then we've got just the video for you.SEE ALSO: Marriage equality opponent's testimony about "ejaculation inside of a colon" is LOL- ... More >>
Katherine Kersten will decide if your child sees people of other races at school.Katherine Kersten, the conservative schoolmarm from the Star Tribune, has been appointed to a panel of 12 that will evaluate the use of state money to racially integrate schools.Considering Kersten's well-known anti- ... More >>
Katherine Kersten wants to defend you from the truth.There are many falsehoods in today's latest loony epistle from conservative school marm Katherine Kersten, not least of which is the notion that enemies of gay marriage are the ones who need to fear intimidation--as if gays were trying to whip ... More >>
This is the face Katherine Kersten makes when she thinks about Sasha Grey having sex.Subscribers who read the Star Tribune opinion section Sunday might well have wondered if they'd been delivered the Yale Daily News by mistake.In a lengthy, sex-phobic screed, resident Republican schoolmarm Kather ... More >>
Photo: BennyLin0724It's the end of the road for Kersten's blogConservative scold Katherine Kersten, who lost her slot as a regular columnist at the Star Tribune last year and lately appears much less frequently as a Sunday op-ed writer for the newspaper, now finds her profile shrinking even f ... More >>
The former Green Party candidate is caught up in a gold scheme
Michele Bachmann goes unchallenged as she calls herself a "lovable little fuzzball."
Plus: Kersten finds outlet in MinnPost
An ostensibly non-partisan website that publishes mostly liberal writers, it appears MinnPost is wearing the Kersten interview as a fig leaf of sorts.
Is it high-quality journalism to run an interview with a controversial columnist and not challenge her opinions?
Even the Star Tribune thought Kersten's column was incredibly stupid.
Bill O'Reilly recycled old news from a Star Tribune column, but even he sounds a little skeptical of the claim.
The Strib's Kersten takes issue with church vs. state—but only when it involves Islam
In a letter to a reader, Harte explains their decision to cut the Coleman and Kersten columns, saying their views ... More >>
The Decider has decided. And he's announced that decision with typical rhetorical flourish: "The noose is not a symbol of prairie justice," Bush intoned, "but of gross injustice."
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Katherine Kersten unleashes gay panic in the Strib
After running out of old ladies to fire, the Star Tribune begins clipping the mentally handicapped
That teacher who made the news for coming out to his second-grade class? My son is in that class.
Katherine Kersten's column today is insulting on so many levels, it's difficult to unpack it all. It starts out with a tease of promise, with a scene-setter suggesting a modern-day Civil Rights battle, and suggests we're about to read an original think-piece. Perhaps an essay that comes from the hea ... More >>
Where do families get babies, anyhow, and if Grandma got you at the Indianapolis airport where did you get me?
Why invoking Republicans as paragons of racial tolerance may not be such a good idea.
We realize context is pretty darn hard to sneak into something as short as a Star Tribune metro section column these days, but you'd think that a spare inch or two of newsprint might be made available when one is confronted with the kinds of troublesome details that tend to rob a news commentary of ... More >>
The National Review is running an online Valentine's Day feature today, which is not nearly as cute as it may (or may not) sound. In fact it's downright sickening.
Googling murder techniques, boycotting Target, simultaneous Star Wars viewing, consumerist guinea pigs, the Minnesota blog of the day and more...
High school band director in hot water with Charlie Daniels, the right to dissent rescinded in North Carolina Wal-Marts, a folksie "Baby Got Back," the Minnesota blog of the day and more...
Or maybe Strib photogs should taunt kids before taking their pictures In a Q&A with Mpls St. Paul magazine, Strib metro-section arch-hawk Katherine Kersten puts her finger on newspapers' credibility gap. In addition to believing that the media shilled for John Kerry in the last election, it seems Ke ... More >>
Did CP swipe prompt photo swap? This week has been a particularly revealing one for those engaged in the gawker slowdown known as "reading Katherine Kersten's fledgling columns in the Star Tribune." On Monday, she displayed a touching sensitivity about a 10-year-old who plays in a Minneapolis youth ... More >>
Strib Scribe Embraces Diversity, Sort of Check out the new, much perkier Katherine Kersten in today's Star Tribune: A nearly benevolent photo tops her column. It's light years from the witchy-poo rendition Blotter griped about on the occasion of her debut. Do you suppose Kersten's gotten happier, o ... More >>
New Strib metro columnist Katherine Kersten grabs readers with riveting think tank prose
Debut Column from Strib's Long-Awaited Conservative Columnist Reveals that Conservatives Don't Like Taxes Several observations from the City Pages newsroom on Katherine Kersten's first Star Tribune metro section column, in which the former Center for the American Experiment policy hawk explains to A ... More >>