Keith Ellison: Relieved, but not "happy" about Qaddafi's death.Muammar Qaddafi is finally, mercifully, dead. After a 40-year reign of terror inflicted upon his own people, other Africans, Europeans, and Americans, the Libyan dictator has been killed by his own people. According to graphic images ... More >>
With chatter about 9/11 reaching a fever pitch this week, it was only a matter of time before someone started a crazy rumor connecting a celebrity to the attacks. And if a rumor's going to swirl that someone besides Nostradamus predicted the events of 9/11, well, yeah, it makes sense that somehow ... More >>
Bin Laden: He's dead. Bachmann says so.One of the perks of Rep. Michele Bachmann's being on the House Intelligence Committee turns out to be that she gets to look at photos of a very dead Osama bin Laden before the rest of the world -- which will have to wait either until the pix are leaked, ... More >>
The White HouseHillary Clinton and Audrey Tomason, in their rightful places. St. Paul blogger Shmarya Rosenberg caught the Hasidic newspaper Der Tzitung with egg on its face.
The day after Osama bin Laden was shot and killed by Navy SEALS, the including here White House released a photo carr ... More >>
Pawlenty appeared with the also-rans.Tim Pawlenty showed up last night in South Carolina to debate four other also-rans in the GOP presidential race: Herman Cain, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, and Gary Johnson.
They didn't actually debate, of course. No one debates at debates anymore: They speech ... More >>
Dalailama.comThis weekend marks the Dalai Lama's first major visit to Minnesota in 10 years.This weekend, the Dalai Lama's intrepid travels have brought him to Minnesota, home to the second-largest Tibetan population in the United States.
The holy leader will be in town today through Sunday, ... More >>
Heidi Collins: Better connected.If only CNN, Fox, MSNBC, the major networks, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal had exercised the foresight to tune into Fox 9 here in the Twin Cities on Sunday night, they could have broken the Osama bin Laden story so much faster.
That's because we' ... More >>
Osama bin Laden is dead. His body was buried at sea. The White House and the Pentagon have photos of the U.S. raid on his compound in Pakistan, but they haven't released the pictures to the public.
There's obviously a huge demand to see a photo or video of bin Laden with a bullet through his sk ... More >>
A story too good to be true?The story of the killing of Osama bin Laden at the hands of Navy SEALS would have been compelling stuff in its own right. But it turns out the story ain't quite what it used to be.
Here are the big headlines you probably thought were true about bin Laden's killing -- ... More >>
First he was a villain, then a rogue, then a murderer; then in evasion and invisibility, Osama Bin Laden became legendary, even mythical, like a unicorn, or Carmen Sandiego. Where in the world was he? What were the chances that we'd ever bring him to account, that we'd smoke him out of his hole? ... More >>
Well, we don't have Osama bin Laden to kick around anymore, do we? Or at
least, we don't have Osama bin Laden to have hover unseen and
malevolent over our Threat Level Orange existences anymore, do we? Osama
bin got gotten! I'm the first to make that joke.
As always, with big news comes big s ... More >>
All the news that mattered Monday morning.Front page editors around Minnesota were doubtless biting their fingernails last night as the White House kept pushing back its official announcement that Osama bin Laden had been shot and killed in a firefight outside Islamabad, Pakistan.
But confir ... More >>
Heading off what we assume will be the inevitable attacks from right field about American Muslims not rejoicing in a sufficiently patriotic manner over the death of Osama bin Laden, the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations issued a formal statement today from the gro ... More >>
Everyone has an opinion about the killing of Osama bin Laden. In Minnesota, a lot of them used Twitter to luxuriate in sweet revenge for 9/11. Others found absurd humor in reactionary politics, or lamented that the state of the world hasn't changed very much in the past 24 hours.
We've coll ... More >>
A Pinnacle crew grew suspicious of a Saudi's nature call.You've heard of the quip "driving while black." Maybe now we have "pissing while Saudi," after three Saudi Arabian students flying to Grand Forks were detained for hours after one of them had the temerity to use an aircraft's bathroom. ... More >>
Sami Yusuf this shit is not.Ostensibly intended as a recruitment tool, these misguided attempts at accessible propaganda are so uniformly awful, unlistenable, and terrifying that you can't help but laugh, or be left in shivers. Sporting eerie appropriations of gangster rap tropes (gunshots-as-amb ... More >>
Most officials thought last month's Osama bin Laden tape was no big deal— maybe even a gesture of weakness. Author and ex-CIA analyst Michael Scheuer, who founded the Agency's bin Laden unit 10 years ago, thinks they're dead wrong.