Just a week ago, we shared a report from the Center for Public Integrity showing that Minnesota has a serious problem involving arsenic in its groundwater, with many areas reporting levels much higher than the EPA's limit of 10 parts per billion. If you look at the map accompanying the center's rep ... More >>
Minnesotans are at greater risk of consuming dangerous levels of arsenic in their food and water than most of the country, according to weekend report released by the Center for Public Integrity. Whether there's such a thing as a safe level of arsenic is debatable, though even small am ... More >>
:::: UPDATE :::: Macalester protesters heeding nature's call in kitty-litter box during sit-inAs the Wells Fargo-protesting sit-in at Macalester's Weyerhaeuser Hall enters its third day, student protesters have issued a response to the memos written by administrators that we shared with you yesterda ... More >>
Minnesota is in the middle of the pack when it comes to the potential for government corruption, according to a new study by the Center for Public Integrity, Public Radio International, and Global Integrity.The study, called the State Integrity Investigation, gave Minnesota a D grade, which rank ... More >>
T-Paw's rich buddy helped him win in 2006, and might try it again in 2012.Tim Pawlenty's presidential campaign has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from Texas millionaire Bob Perry, a homebuilder who's best known for paying for the "Swift Boat" ads that falsely attacked Sen. John Ker ... More >>
Bachmann: Saddling our kids with the fedeal debt is OK when she does it.Remember the Fox News gabfests, the D.C. rallies and the campaign ads where Michele Bachmann brags about voting against President Barack Obama's stimulus bill? Too much federal spending, she says. Turns out she had her h ... More >>
Special interest groups in Minnesota spent some $46.5 million last year attempting to impact the political process in Minnesota, according to a study released today. That works out to a whopping $230,000 per state legislator.
Will fallout from congressional ethics scandals finally prompt change at the Capitol?
To hear him tell it, Craig Newmark has had only the most trifling effect on the American newspaper business. "Somebody invented recently a myth that we're hurting newspapers," he complained to Philip Weiss in a recent New York magazine profile. "That appears to be an invention . . . We're a minor fa ... More >>
Minnesota ranks fourth in the amount of money spent lobbying state lawmakers, according to a new report from the Center for Public Integrity. A follow-up to the Center's 2003 Hired Guns study, the report examines lobbying expenditures in 42 states where such data is collected. Nationwide, corpora ... More >>
GOP telemarketers harass the elderly, groove on hip hop, and scream like monkeys
The Republicans see no evil-- and most of the Democrats don't seem to, either
The Bush administration & the end of civil liberties
In their plodding way the Thompson hearings have elicited much new info illustrating the Democratic Party's orgy of greed for campaign cash.