Like it or not, Pharell Williams' "Happy" is likely to be the top-selling single of 2014. And yes, its buoyant '60s soul vibe and simple, positive message is modern pop perfection. But scanning the rest of this year's biggest hits, one is struck by a consistent theme: All of these songs are distinct ... More >>
Anyone who uses or simply searches for tools that mask your identity online could be labeled as an "extremist" by the National Security Agency.A series of investigative reports out of Germany this month has exposed an NSA source code that mark for closer surveillance the IP addresses of computers lo ... More >>
Earlier this year, Sauk Rapids satirist Dan McCall won a legal victory over the federal government after National Security Agency reps tried to get online retailers to stop selling shirts emblazoned with the the agency's seal and slogans like this: "The NSA: The only part of government that actually ... More >>
University of Minnesota math professor William Messing is sponsoring a resolution calling upon the university to cancel Condolezza Rice's April 17 speech at the Humphrey School. It cites the role Rice played as George W. Bush's national security advisor "to mislead the American people about the pres ... More >>
Shortly after the first Edward Snowden leaks hit the news cycle last summer and began to expose the extent of the National Security Agency's surveillance activities, Sauk Rapids t-shirt artist Dan McCall came up with what promised to be two hot designs.SEE ALSO: Homeland Security mass-shooting train ... More >>
As the drumbeat crescendos for some sort of military intervention in the Syrian civil war, Michele Bachmann is... the voice of reason?SEE ALSO: Michele Bachmann is Obama's biggest backer when it comes to NSA spying on Americans So it seems. The lame-duck congresswoman is calling on the Obama adminis ... More >>
Not so long ago, Glenn Beck had a serious crush on Michele Bachmann. His affection, seemingly, was reciprocated.SEE ALSO: Glenn Beck blames federal investigation into Bachmann on Minnesota's Somali population [VIDEO] But as happens in many relationships, Beck and Bachmann have drifted apart over the ... More >>
Michele Bachmann has made a cottage industry out of taking shots at President Obama, but the lame-duck congresswoman has emerged as one of the House's most outspoken supporters of the Obama administration's controversial NSA surveillance policies.SEE ALSO: Barack Obama zings Michele Bachmann during ... More >>
The feds see no evil as a belligerent strongman seeks control of America's food supply
Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar are both members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and therefore are as plugged in as anybody when it comes to matters pertaining to the NSA, FISA, and Patriot Act.RELATED POSTS:-- Al Franken defends Prism, says of leaks: "Nothing surprised me" -- Keith Ellison on Prism: ... More >>
Amy Klobuchar thinks NSA leaker Edward Snowden should probably be prosecuted. But Michele Bachmann did her one better today on the House floor by coming right out and calling Snowden a "traitor."SEE ALSO: Bachmann won't run again: Top 10 tweetsBachmann also suggested Snowden's revelations about the ... More >>
Keith Ellison says Congress knew "almost nothing" about Prism ahead of last week's leaks. But Al Franken says he wasn't at all surprised by The Guardian's string of reports about how the NSA monitors internet and telephone communications.SEE ALSO: Al Franken concerned about Obama's authority to kill ... More >>
Michele Bachmann is named to the House Intelligence Committee.She missed out on a House leadership post. She got frozen out of a slot on the Ways and Means Committee. She even lost "Lie of the Year." What's left for Michele Bachmann? Intelligence.
Dude, just stop talking
Happily for us--but less so for our cheese-loving neighbors to the east--the man who reportedly bought bogus degrees in nuclear engineering and accounting has found a new job. At a Wisconsin nuclear po ... More >>
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The Zapruder film? It was faked. The Wellstone crash? It was a hit. 9/11? An inside job. Tumbling down the rabbit hole with professional philosopher Jim Fetzer.
Norway excludes Wal-Mart from nat'l oil fund investments, the MPD to give out gun locks at NNO, the NSA neither confirms nor denies surveillance of gay rights groups, new music from Bob Mould, capture the flag this Saturday, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Can a gun–toting Gold Star mom and state senator topple Tim Pawlenty?
Qwest defends its customers; Kennedy defends Bush.
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