What a difference a state makes.SEE ALSO: When dating prospects look bleak, women focus on their careers, new U of M study finds While Wisconsinites have been enduring arguably the worst job market in the country, Minnesota is adding jobs at a clip faster than any seen since Walter Mondale was chall ... More >>
Wall Street and Washington conspire to destabilize the U.S. economy, one barrel of oil at a time
25 years of beers. In 1986 Ronald Reagan was president, Top Gun was a biggie in movie theaters, and The Cosby Show was cracking folks up every Thursday night. 1986 was also the year when Summit Brewing Company began, working out of a former truck parts store on University Avenue in St. Paul. And ... More >>
The articulate one's on the left.Ed Rollins ran Ronald Reagan's 1984 presidential campaign, and now he's going to run Michele Bachmann's. She's a serious person of substance, he insisted on Fox News this morning, and "I think to a certain extent she's articulate" too. [We're with you, Ed: sh ... More >>
The Wall Street Journal knows Ronald Reagan, and says Bachmann is no Ronald Reagan.America's Craziest Congresswoman passes herself off as a constitutional conservative, but the Wall Street Journal's editorial page, a bullwark of real conservative thinking, has lumped her in with a bunch of ot ... More >>
It's not as if Michele Bachmann actually needs anymore cash; she sits on mountains of greenbacks ready for the good spendin' to keep her congressional seat and personalized studio chair at Fox News. But by golly that Walter Mondale guy has a bull's-eye on her back now. Pelosi too! And don't f ... More >>
Today, amnesty is a dirty word. So what happened to the immigrants given a fresh start by Reagan in 1986?
Rattling around the echo chamberFrom safe within the confines of a friendly right-wing radio host's studio, Rep. Michele Bachmann has asserted that Barack Obama is the worst American president ever. Worse than Jimmy Carter, and not even half-way through his first term. Ben Shapiro, at BigG ... More >>
... And Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity and Fox News in general, bullshitters all. The gleeful evisceration of Bachmann and Palin comes five minutes into the video clip below, as they invoke the name of Ronald Reagan during their Minneapolis love-fest to smear Obama for being a pie- ... More >>
To borrow a phrase from Ronald Reagan: There she goes again. Preaching to the converted at yesterday's downtown Minneapolis GOP money-grubbing love-in with Sarah Palin -- check out our slideshow -- Michele Bachmann told a bunch of whoppers. Her call for nuking cyberattackers was an especial ... More >>
Franklin Outdoor Advertising confirmed that the company owns the billboard, but for now didn't have any information about who paid for it.
He may think he has found a clever way of appealing to the right wing tea party/Fox News crowd, Bruce Bartlett says.
Dick Cheney once famously said that Ronald Reagan proved "deficits don't matter."
The governor has been racking up a lot of frequent flyer miles lately, but not a lot of love.
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Wilson and Plame get ready to sue the Bush Administration, Charize Theron brings Aeon Flux to life, Morley Safer dresses to kill, the Minnesota blog of the day and more...
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[THESE DAYS] Rep. Robin Hayes (R-NC) told CNN on Wednesday that the "evidence is clear" that Iraq was involved in the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. Rory Mayberry, a former KBR (Halliburton) food manager at Camp Anaconda in Iraq, testified on videotape from Baghda ... More >>
[THESE DAYS] A Sherpa guide broke his own record and scaled Mount Everest for the 15th time on Tuesday, followed by 24 other climbers who also reached the world's highest peak. The Massachusetts Legislature overrode Gov. Mitt Romney's veto and approved a bill designed to propel Massachusetts to the ... More >>
Gore Vidal on war for oil, politics-free elections, and the late, great U.S. Constitution.
Former Minnesota Senator and lifelong Republican Dave Durenberger on the rise of the new Bush Republicans in Minnesota and elsewhere
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Throwing more poor kids onto the social trash heap while making a present of $50 billion to the nicotine merchants hasn't harmed Clinton's popularity in the slightest.