Would you want to go down in history as the city official known for running the Vikings out of Minnesota? Probably not. But what if a majority of your city's residents stood behind you when you voted "no"?This morning, just two days before the Minneapolis City Council is expected to rubber-stamp the ... More >>
These GOPfathers are the power brokers you've never heard of
Minnesota's state Senate today failed to pass a bill that would have prohibited lawmakers from lobbying at the Legislature for one year after they leave office. The bill, which failed on a vote of 33-33, was sponsored by Roseville Sen. John Marty, faithful author of years of good-government legislat ... More >>
Why did the League's online newsletter implicitly endorse the $300 billion we have spent to wage war in Iraq?
We hate to give any virtual ink to the Taxpayers League of Minnesota, given that their starve-the-beast ideology has become one of the many hollow mantras for the 21st Century. But credit is due: The league has been consistently against public dollars going for private stadiums.
In a piece printed on Wednesday's op-ed page of the Star Tribune, Rep. Mark Buesgens (R-Jordan) fulminated with a forked tongue. The premise of Buesgens' diatribe was that it was indeed better to shut down state government than cave in to the budgetary priorities of "former governors and other burea ... More >>
In Pawlenty's Minnesota, regular guys get squeezed, fat cats get off easy
Hugh Hewitt makes an enemy's list--Strib #2
Another Pawlenty budget, another round of bloodletting
Though the Minnesota vote went smoothly, paranoia and antagonism were one of the stories of the day
If you want to bungle an election, look to a professional
Kiffmeyer's "friends and family" election observer corps stirs controversy
Derail the vote 2004: A Karl Rove production
Her critics say she's a party hack. She prefers to be called madam secretary.
CP'S voter sign-up "scandal": Conspiracy? Friends having a laugh? What's the difference?
State legislators are poised for a spending spree--on stadiums and prisons
Minnesota's senators were supposed to be the type to stand up for social programs, the environment, and civil liberties. So why are critics left and right accusing them of lying down on the job?
The terrorist attacks of September 11 took place far away. But they hit close to home.