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  • Blogs

    August 26, 2013

    Katherine Kersten's bizarre plot to kill your dog: A moral history

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2013

    Keith Ellison: "Really disappointing" Apple won't pay more taxes than it legally owes [VIDEO]

    During a congressional hearing last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook came under fire for keeping more than $100 billion of the company's money overseas in order to avoid paying American taxes.SEE ALSO: Republicans sound the trumpet as Obamacare contributes to St. Jude's Minnesota layoffsCongress members did ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2013

    MNGOP Rep. Tony Cornish says Jesus would pack heat if he were alive today

    Rep. Tony Cornish, R-Good Thunder, is the stanchest pro-gun legislator in the state, and today, nobody was more outspoken in opposition to a bill that would mandate universal background checks for guy buyers.SEE ALSO: Rep. Tony Cornish wore a semi-automatic rifle pin to today's gun control hearing [ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    Ousting Michele Bachmann from Intelligence wasn't a no-brainer for Boehner

    As we told you last month, during the run up to committee appointments for the new Congress, a petition was circulating to oust Rep. Michele Bachmann from the House Intelligence Committee. SEE ALSO: Michele Bachmann goes on apocalyptic radio show, says Obama supports Sharia lawThe petition ended up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    MNGOP leaders want Dayton to veto insufficiently patriotic social studies standards

    Yesterday, the Minnesota Department of Education held a public hearing about new proposed social studies standards that have drawn the ire of the MNGOP's House leadership.SEE ALSO: VFW flag controversy: MnDOT compromises, will allow flag to fly above overpasses after allThe standards prompted House ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Michele Bachmann is running for president. Wait, no she's not

    Squirrels For Bachmann​Two right wing websites are duking it out for credibility this morning over rumors that Michele Bachmann will announce a presidential bid before the end of the month in Iowa. The Daily Caller got the ball rolling by quoting one Iowa politico who heard that her staffers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty to make presidential announcement today

    Pawlenty will officially be thinking about running.​After years of inching toward a 2012 presidential bid, former-Gov. Tim Pawlenty is expected to actually make a formal step toward the nomination. This afternoon, Pawlenty will announce plans to launch a presidential exploratory committee, ac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    Lucas Baiano makes Tim Pawlenty's over-the-top campaign ads

    Lucas Baiano turned T-Paw into an action hero.​Every time we see another of those hilariously over-the-top campaign ads for Tim Pawlenty, with their pulsating soundtracks, cut-away shots, weird angles, and contrived lighting, we ask ourselves the same question: Who made those things? Lucas Baiano ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Barack Obama: Who is Tim Pawlenty?

    Who is this guy?​A couple of weeks ago at the Arizona teabagger confab, Tim Pawlenty grabbed a few laughs with a conspiracy theory jab at President Barack Obama. He wasn't going to "question the existence of the president's birth certificate," T-Paw said. "But when you listen to his policies, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty thinks he's a Southern preacher [UPDATE]

    wikiLost in translation?​Tim Pawlenty appears to have lost his compass bearings while he gears up for an announcement about his White House dreams in a few weeks. As he dashes around the country courting the GOP base, he's drawling more and more like Jimmy Swaggart, not the son of a St. Paul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Keith Ellison accuses Tim Pawlenty of drinking "the Kool-Aid"

    Keith Ellison: T-Paw's a phoney.​Who is Tim Pawlenty? Recent polls suggest that few Republicans know or care when it comes to the 2012 presidential race. And a lot of Minnesotans are scratching their heads as he moves further and further to the right to court tea partiers. Now comes Rep. Keit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Obama thrashes Pawlenty in NBC-Wall Street Journal poll

    What does T-Paw have to do to get noticed?​Fancy campaign videos can only get a guy so far. If the presidential election were held today, Barack Obama would beat Tim Pawlenty in a landslide, 50-31 percent, according to a new poll from the Wall Street Journal and NBC News. T-Paw would likely ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty second in Arizona tea party poll

    Matt VisionquestTim Pawlenty, tea party hero​All his threats about pushing gays back into the closet, shutting down the federal government, busting unions, and insulting the president seem to finally be paying off for Tim Pawlenty. He keynoted a steeped-in-tea confab over the weekend in Arizona c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty also-rans in Gallup poll

    Running for president? Whatever.​Tim Pawlenty has been on the road and in front of TV cameras incessantly to promote his book and his White House ambitions. Michele Bachmann happily feeds rumors that she wants to be president, too; she practically has an endowed chair at Fox News; and her attacks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Pawlenty chides Obama for not denouncing Libya violence that Obama already denounced

    Obama denounced Muammar al-Gaddafi last week.​Tim Pawlenty issued a scornful statement today condemning President Barack Obama for not denouncing the recent violent clampdown on anti-government protesters in Libya. Maybe T-Paw wasn't paying attention, running from one tea party to another, bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty is National Review's cover boy

    Former Governor Hockey Puck?​National Review, the gold standard of conservative opinion magazines, features Tim Pawlenty on its March 7 cover -- in skates and a green T-Paw jersey. "Pawlenty's Shot: The former Minnesota governor is a strong contender" the 2012 Republican presidential nominati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Michele Bachmann in Iowa to "set the table" for 2012

    Bachmann's headed south of the (Minnesota) border.​Our very own Rep. Michele Bachmann is off to Des Moines today to break bread with Republican big wigs, "set the table" for the 2012 presidential election cycle, and remind everyone there that she's not really Minnesotan, she's Iowan. Maybe she'll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Tim Pawlenty again trails badly in a New Hampshire poll

    ​Tim Pawlenty has been making the media rounds, giving speeches and spreading campaign cash in the Granite State, but New Hampshire Republicans just don't seem to care when it comes to his potential race for the White House. He finds just 3 percent support there in a new Public Policy Polling ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    Karl Rove booked by U of M College Republicans

    ​Bush's brain, revered Republican tactician, and Democratic bete noir Karl Rove will speak and sign copies of his White House memoir on Thursday, April 22, from noon to 2 p.m. at Smith Hall on the university's East Bank campus. Check out reviews of the book at the Washington Post, Los Angele ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    Michele Bachmann calls Barack Obama the "first post-American president"

    She also accused Obama of tyranny and declared that, "The government is working against us."

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    Cartoon: Michele Bachmann can teach you "how to speak teabag"

    CNN's wingnut of the year gets rolled into an animated editorial cartoon that takes a shot at right wing crazies.

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    Righty fans cry foul over Bachmann-as-welfare queen data

    To which it's hard to resist paraphrasing a favorite GOP campaign attack: She was for the crop subsidies before she was against them.

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    Crop subsidy data suggests Michele Bachmann is a welfare queen

    As Michele Bachmann rails against government handouts, some of her critics point out she's feeding at the government trough.

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    PiPress mom blog is finalist for national journalism award

    The Daily Juggle, "the blog from moms in the Pioneer Press newsroom," is the only entry from Minnesota to make the list of finalists this year.

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2009

    Norm Coleman - Go Away!

    Seriously, go away Norm. We've already pled. Now others are chiming in...

  • News

    February 25, 2009

    Bachmann faux pas; nuts on a plane

    Blotter has all the weird news that's fit to print

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    Pawlenty for president? He won't deny it

    This weekend was a GOP governor frenzy on national TV shows as possible 2012 contenders came out to criticize President Obama's stimulus package.

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    007: Man of the Left

    Changes and progress very rarely are gifts from above"Changes and progress very rarely are gifts from above," said Noam Chomsky last week. "They come out of struggles from below. And the answer to what's next depends on people like you. Nobody else can answer it."In Haiti and Bolivia, Chomsky went o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2008

    Bachmann: Drilling in ANWR would lead to $2-per-gallon gas

    $2 gas, gas that would be two cents cheaper in 20 years, what's the difference?

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2008
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    January 7, 2008
  • News

    February 14, 2007

    The Smiling Face of Pain

    The "new" Tim Pawlenty looks a lot like the old one

  • Columns

    November 15, 2006
  • Blogs

    November 7, 2006

    Exit poll buzz: something to confuse everyone

    Here, via Wonkette, are some exit poll numbers on US Senate races--none from Minnesota, however--published at the New Republic's blog, The Plank. As TNR blogger Ryan Lizza notes, they come from two sources but "seem too pro-Dem to be true." To be taken with a block of salt and all that. For what it' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2006

    5/31: Morning Communique

    War widow wants Wiccan symbol on husband's memorial, Marie Osmond's naughty daughters, the 50 great "conservative" rock songs, the Top 10 ways to destroy Earth, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2006

    Sweet neo-con: Ickiest Valentine ever

    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.

  • Arts

    December 7, 2005

    Off The Cliff

    Gremlin's 'On the Verge' stumbles through time

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2005

    12/02: Morning Communique

    Funeral music faves, dog-killing squirrels, Shaun of the Dead immortalized in yarn, withered neocon poo-poos Aniston's figure, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2005

    The aftermath of Katrina in punditry

    A week after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, we've heard from politicians, pundits, survivors, aid workers, and editorialists. Here are just a few of the notable comments coming out of the tragedy... "We finally cleaned up public housing in New Orleans. We couldn't do it, but God did." -- Re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2005
  • Columns

    February 2, 2005
  • Arts

    January 14, 2004

    The Blogger at War

    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.

  • Books

    June 17, 1998
  • Feature

    June 4, 1997

    Dick Gephardt's New Clothes

    There's less to the House minority leader's budget opposition than meets the eye

  • Feature

    February 14, 1996

    Drug of Choice

    Why Washington can't give up the drug war.