'One-fifty-four! One-fifty-four!'That's not exactly the stuff of legends, but it represents the national ranking of Edina High, Minnesota's top high school according to Newsweek's new list of America's best 1,000 public high schools.This year's list focuses on "schools that have proven to be the mos ... More >>
Newsweek's decision to include more profanity in the magazine is creating a bit of a shit-show. In recent years, public broadcasters have helped the beleaguered magazine increase its circulation by offering subscriptions in exchange for donations. But some broadcasters are now rethinking their re ... More >>
Jon Stewart: Crazy words, not crazy eyes.Jon Stewart has never been shy about taking on Michele Bachmann -- or her husband Marcus, for that matter. But Stewart thinks Newsweek magazine went too far, using what he thinks is a deliberately bad photo of Bachmann to run for its cover story in this we ... More >>
Michele Bachmann Newsweek photo outtakesNewsweek today released a series of pictures featuring Michele Bachmann with crazy eyes in various locales, in an apparent attempt to prove that she looks that crazy all the time.The weekly mag has been taking heat this week for its bizarre cover image, whi ... More >>
Michele "Mona Lisa" Bachmann: Eye, eye, eye. Michele Bachmann's bugged-eye Newsweek cover is captivating America. In fact, not one single person has yet been able to open the magazine and actually read the story, and the photographer who took the photos has probably entered some kind of treatment ... More >>
Michele Bachmann on NewsweekMichele Bachmann has truly made the big-time: She is featured on the cover of the August 15 Newsweek.Of course, this may not be how she would have liked her close-up.The photo of Bachmann makes her look like some sort of manic street preacher. And the headline, " ... More >>
Newsweek says Edina High School is the best in the state. Last year, the honor went to Minneapolis Southwest.Nine Minnesota high schools have been named to Newsweek's list of the best high schools in the country this year, but none of them are in Minneapolis or St. Paul. We bring that up only be ... More >>
Marcus Bachmann, looking quite deferential.The Iowa caucuses are still three months away, we're about to enter the summer doldrums when nobody gives a damn about politics, and yet here we are with the nation's two largest newsweeklies foisting pablum on us in the form of softball "profiles" o ... More >>
Minnesotans kinda, sorta like this guy.Just a hair more than half of Minnesotans approved of Barack Obama's job as president as of last week, according to a new Star Tribune poll. That's the highest poll rating Obama's seen in Minnesota in more than a year.
Angry over district a plan to close North High School, Minneapolis NAACP president Booker Hodges has called on city parents to abandon their public school system. But in North Minneapolis, the kids have already left: North has been targeted for closure in part because there aren't enough stu ... More >>
Maybe Christine O'Donnell can teach Michele Bachmann a little witchcraft.Newsweek has decided that Minnesota's Crazy Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is on a par with Sarah Palin, Christine O'Donnell and Nikki Haley when it comes to red-jacket wearing, right-wing loons. Makes sense, since she ... More >>
Image via FacebookA serious constitutionalist, or "the knee-jerk liberal everyone thought he would be?"Al Franken's doodling and dozing at Elena Kagan's Supreme Court confirmation hearings last week created some web buzz and the usual criticisms of Senator Smalley. But when it came time for F ... More >>
Never mind the crowded classrooms, the ancient facilities and the general lack of college campus-like opulence compared to its palatial suburban rivals: Southwest High School in Minneapolis is the best high school in Minnesota, according to Newsweek. Take that, cake eaters! The very best in ... More >>
Newsweek's Andrew Romano landed a weird assignment from his Newsweek editors last week: Fly to Minnesota, follow Michele Bachmann around as she campaigns for re-election in her district, and tweet about it. Weird not because it involved Bachmann, per se, but because Newsweek is a place one ... More >>
Newsweek's Andrew Romano keeps up the tweets while traipsing around District 6 during Michele Bachmann's campaign stops masquerading as "jobs forums." "Seriously. These forums are very anti: anti-reg, anti-tax, anti-bailout. No fixes," he writes at the end of Day 1. "What will #Bachmann and ... More >>
The governor recently told Newsweek that it might be hard to be a presidential candidate in 2012 because nobody knows who he is.
The governor pisses off a national transgender rights organization with his assertion that little kids are going to be "confused" because of legislation he once signed.
Pawlenty even jokes about the oddness of his inclusion.
On running for president: "I have a PAC I set up. I'll just see. Nobody knows who I am."
Crazy Congresswoman Michele Bachmann offered that self-description in a recent MinnPost profile.
Al Franken, who will likely be sworn in as Minnesota senator next week, has all eyes on him, even those pesky lobbyists who see him as potentially naive and impressionable.
Check the list to see if your high school made the cut.
The famed writer of Angels in America is sharing his spotlight.
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She puts the "L" in crazy.
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Imams, community leaders, and parents of Somali youth who have disappeared in recent months planned a press conference in response to recent media coverage. But disagreements led the organizers to cancel the event.
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A report issued today by the House Foreign Affairs Committee finds that excessive force by U.S. troops has provoked antagonism and fueled insurgency in Iraq. The report also says that Iraq has replaced Afghanistan as a hotbed for terrorists. According to a recent Newsweek article, bin Laden sent tw ... More >>
In: Our Savior Out: Pat O'Brien Jesus is having a much better month in the world of pop-culture than Hollywood insider Pat O'Brien. This week, Jesus graces the cover of Newsweek magazine. Last week, NBC's Brian Williams looked at the Hollywood trend of embracing religious themes in films and tele ... More >>
Q: Are the Democrats really as stupid as they look?
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