Ross Perot

  • Movies

    August 8, 2012

    The Campaign highlights bad election-season behavior

    Story of two candidates flip-flops between satiric and sophomoric

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Five interesting revelations from the New Yorker profile on Michele Bachmann

    Michele Bachmann is worth 8,700 words?​Michele Bachmann is the subject of a gigantic profile in the current issue of the New Yorker. As one of the craziest members of congress comes under the careful eye of political reporter Ryan Lizza, a few interesting new stones got turned over. Mainly, the st ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    February 14, 2007

    Vino, Varyingly

    St. Paul's newest Italian spot dishes many delights, and a few disasters, so do you grade it on a curve?

  • News

    September 6, 2006

    Courting Trouble

    Judicial candidates in Minnesota can now be endorsed by a political party. The money hasn't flowed yet, but some races have already been politicized.

  • News

    January 11, 2006

    United He Stands

    In the past seven years the Minnesota attorney general's office has earned a rep as one of the country's toughest HMO watchdogs. So does it matter that Matt Entenza, the DFL's heir apparent to the job, is married to one of the most powerful executives in

  • News

    June 29, 2005

    My Summer of Love

    Minnesota filmmakers remember the warm-weather flicks that got them hot (or bothered)

  • News

    June 22, 2005

    Gagging Dr. Dean

    Why does Howard Dean's own party consider him the most dangerous character in Washington?

  • Columns

    November 10, 2004

    Don't Blame the Voters

    The verdict on "values": It's a political advantage to have some

  • Columns

    September 15, 2004

    Who Is Kerry Edwards, and What Is He Running For?

    Q: Are the Democrats really as stupid as they look?
    A: No one is really as stupid as the Democrats look.

  • News

    October 30, 2002

    Every Goodbye Ain't Gone

    Wellstone Remembered

  • News

    February 16, 2000
  • News

    October 6, 1999

    Life of the Party

    Death in the mines. Hunger marches. An FBI spy on every block. Minnesota's daughters of the revolution can tell you about it all. But first, have some coffee cake.

  • Books

    October 6, 1999

    Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Major-Party Status

    Local Libertarians gathered at Mystic Lake Casino to fine-tune their message, play the slots, and practice the Ransberger Pivot

  • News

    June 9, 1999

    The Man Behind the Mind

    Budget brawls and bulldog farts. Shock jocks and Satan's Cheerleaders. Jesse Ventura stars in the season's political blockbuster, but First Flack John Wodele directs the show.

  • News

    October 21, 1998

    Because They Can

    Six minor-party contenders for governor promise to bring back the primo dime-bag, turn the governor's mansion into a flophouse, tax water, get big brother out of your bedroom, ditch the nukes, and reveal the secrets of gravity-defying hair.

  • Books

    June 17, 1998
  • News

    February 18, 1998

    To Perot, or Not to Perot?

    Chipping away at the fringes of the fringe: Jesse "The Body" Ventura's Reform Party campaign is likely to influence the outcome of this year's race for governor.

  • News

    February 11, 1998

    Norm's Conquest

    Some people compare Norm Coleman to Ronald Reagan. They have a point.

  • Movies

    August 6, 1997

    National Stage

    More Songs About Buildings and Food: Robert Altman's Nashville.

  • Feature

    December 25, 1996

    The rumor that won't go away.

    Wellstone for President?

  • News

    December 4, 1996

    Reform Party Revolt


  • Feature

    November 13, 1996

    After the Gold Rush

    Bill Clinton raised a fortune for his campaign bid and became the first Democratic president re-elected since FDR. But his most enduring legacy may lie in the Republican Congress.

  • Feature

    October 30, 1996
  • Feature

    October 30, 1996

    Wellstone's Worries

    The electorate: Round and round it goes,

  • News

    October 30, 1996

    The Shape of Things to Come

    Races to watch in the metro area.

  • News

    October 2, 1996


    A conversation with psychologist James Hillman-- about kids, shrinks, mythology, and death.

  • News

    September 25, 1996

    Eating Ross

    The Clintonites pulled a neat bit of political flummery last week when they connived

  • News

    April 10, 1996
  • Feature

    March 13, 1996

    The Fifth Horseman

    On Pat Buchanan and the man in the wings

  • News

    March 6, 1996
  • Feature

    January 3, 1996

    House of Cards

    A conversation about the far-from-settled presidential field.