Peter Hutchinson

  • News

    November 22, 2006

    ONLINE ONLY: The Real Chris Stewart

    An interview with Minneapolis's most reviled black man du jour

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2006

    The real Chris Stewart: a CP interview with the embattled school board member-elect

    It all happened too late for this week's print edition, but I've posted a web interview with Chris Stewart, the man at the center of the flap about the satiric Tammy Lee website that painted the IP candidate as a racist.

  • News

    November 15, 2006

    R.I.P.: The 2006 Political Boneyard

    Many fell and few are likely to rise again

  • Unknown

    November 15, 2006

    They Only Come Out at Night

    Election Leftovers 2006: outtakes from an evening of politico galas

  • News

    November 15, 2006

    Fade to Blue

    Five or six things about last week's winners and losers

  • News

    November 15, 2006
  • Blogs

    November 10, 2006

    MN GOP chair: "Hatch gave us a gift"

    A postmortem Q&A with Ron Carey, head of Minnesota's Republican party.

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2006

    Finally, a stadium referendum of sorts

    Will county candidates suffer for their ballpark enthusiasm?

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2006

    Majority rule

    Third party candidates, whether from the Green or Constitution parties, are inevitably decried as spoilers. This year's primary pinata in this regard is Independence Party gubernatorial candidate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2006

    Hutch Hands Out Gube Debate DVD

    The Independence Party candidate wants us all to have a keepsake of his finest performance on the campaign trail; which will become a surefire yard sale item on November 8 whether he wins or loses.

  • News

    October 11, 2006

    A Centrist is Born

    Mike Hatch mines the middle ground—and never mentions the T-word

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2006

    8/8 Morning Communiqué

    Bush approval ratings lowest among the young, the Forbes family sells part of the empire to Bono, the NSA is using too much electricity, Patrick Swayze defends Mel Gibson, the very first Star Wars trailer, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • News

    July 5, 2006

    The Spoiler

    Consultant and candidate Hutchinson won't "shock the world"—but will he tip the race for gov?

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2006

    Hatch to announce running mate Sunday

    LG announcement to come a day after Independence Party convention rounds out the endorsed candidates for governor.

  • News

    May 31, 2006

    The Contender

    After his role in the stadium debate, can Steve Kelley still get the DFL gubernatorial nod?

  • News

    February 8, 2006

    We're All Bozos on This Board

    After watching the last two superintendents it tabbed go up in smoke, what will the Minneapolis School Board do for an encore?

  • News

    August 21, 2002

    The Gospel According to Carol Johnson

    Minneapolis's top teacher keeps the faith in trying times

  • Books

    January 2, 2002

    Tales out of School

    An exit interview with former Minneapolis school-board member Bill Green

  • Books

    August 9, 2000

    School's Out

    It's elementary: Money talks

  • News

    May 17, 2000

    Magic Bus

    The NAACP's education lawsuit promised to be a watershed case for poor and minority kids. So when exactly did the wheels come off?

  • Books

    December 1, 1999

    Time Out Is Money

    A for-profit firm takes a crack at Minneapolis's most troubled students

  • News

    March 17, 1999

    Black Like Us

    Political machinations, intrigue, and good old-fashioned mudslinging: A look behind the scenes of the Minneapolis NAACP election scandal

  • News

    June 25, 1997

    No Exit, II

    Monday's U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on the Confinement of Sex Offenders Leaves Questions Unanswered, Including the Fate of Minnesota's Sexual Psychopath Laws.

  • News

    June 4, 1997

    Class Dismissed

    Peter Hutchinson: The ousted superintendent took a personal leave in April. When he came back, it was to clean out his desk

  • News

    April 23, 1997

    Hoops and Ladders

    How sports are wrecking schools.

  • News

    October 30, 1996

    Passing the Education Buck

    Everybody's behind the Minneapolis schools referendum this year--including local business interests that opposed it last time. Why? Because their taxes will go down, while those of most homeowners will go up.

  • News

    May 15, 1996
  • News

    November 1, 1995

    Separate But Equal

    "Neighborhood schools" are coming to Minneapolis packaged with talk of responsibility and community empowerment. But the bottom line is that the age of integrating public schools is over.