The Pentagon

  • Calendar

    September 3, 2014
  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    Tracy, MN, a town of 2,100, possesses an armored vehicle for its two full-time cops [UPDATE]

    The images coming out of Ferguson, Missouri, where an unarmed teen was shot to death August 9, precipitating mass protests, show cops crouching on armored tanks and squinting into sniper scopes. They're dressed head to toe in camouflage as they rush civilians with assault rifles. For this, we can c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2013

    Military contractor reportedly proposed "psy-ops" against Mpls Somali's "extremist" website

    A U.S. Defense Department contractor branded a widely read Minneapolis-based Somali news site as "extremist," with its "chief goal" characterized as "to disseminate propaganda supportive" of the al-Shabab Islamist militia, according to a Washington Post report.SEE ALSO: Cindy Pugh, candidate for sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Pete Hegseth on lady soldiers: "You don't want to have to deal with Matt's feelings toward Mary"

    Yesterday, in a surprising move, outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta signed an order allowing women to partake in armed combat for the first time in American history.SEE ALSO: Decorated war vet Pete Hegseth seeking GOP endorsement to challenge Klobuchar [VIDEO]Panetta's move had the strong suppo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Betty McCollum wins military band spending battle

    McCollum says the Pentagon doesn't need anymore band aid.​Democratic Rep. Betty McCollum looks at the $324 million requested by the Pentagon to fund its 5,000 professional musicians in 154 military bands, and she sees the possibility of saving the taxpayers some money. And the Republicans in ... More >>

  • News

    March 3, 2010

    The Lost Art of Conversation

    Pandora's panache vs. a table for two

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2010

    Halliburton: Woman who inspired Franken's anti-rape law is a liar

    The giant defense contractor is already the object of scorn for profiteering off the war in Iraq with amoral abandon.

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2009

    Rep. Peterson: Conspiracy theorists make town meetings impossible

    Rep. Collin Peterson, a Democrat who represents the northwestern part of the state that leans conservative, said conspiracy crazies are to blame for the lack of town hall meetings in his district.

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2009

    Minn. GOP asks Peterson to apologize for calling 25 percent of his constituents crazy

    Minnesota Republican Party Chairman Tony Sutton is a little ticked off about DFL Rep. Collin Peterson's quote today in Politico. He'd rather keep our state's insanity a secret.

  • News

    February 25, 2009

    Guantanamo's final days

    America prepares to shutter the infamous prison camp and Jihad looms

  • News

    July 16, 2008
  • Blogs

    July 2, 2008
  • Calendar

    April 2, 2008
  • Columns

    October 31, 2007
  • Blogs

    October 7, 2007

    Just Shoot Me

    730 days of service in Iraq will get you GI Bill education benefits. The MN National Guard was sent over for 729 days on the orders of a Pentagon apparently trying to save a little scratch.

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2007

    7/17 Morning Communiqué

    New evidence supports the theory that our ancestors began walking upright to save energy, the Pentagon balked at providing more mine-resistant vehicles, "We ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2007
  • Blogs

    July 10, 2006

    7/10 Morning Communiqué

    Hate groups infiltrating the military, new disease is killing frogs worldwide, a Texas law school receives $1 million to research rolling back the amount of freedom-of-information information, shock a man with a dog collar for charity, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2006

    6/6: Morning Communique

    Congress took $50 mil worth of trips in the last five years, the Pentagon takes white-out to parts of the Geneva Convention, the ultimate "Thing" costume, Mickey Rourke defends the president, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • Movies

    April 5, 2006

    Operation European Freedom

    The propaganda films the Pentagon didn't want you to see

  • Columns

    March 29, 2006
  • Blogs

    March 28, 2006
  • Blogs

    March 17, 2006

    3/17: Morning Communique

    Reservoir of water ice discovered on Mars, Star Wars coming to TV in 2008, Halliburton provides questionable water to U.S. troops, the story behind Horshack's laugh, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2006

    1/16: Morning Communique

    The Pentagon tells Nat'l Guard families to laugh it up, Aunt Jemima disrupts city council meetings in Florida, James Traficant's prison art, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • Columns

    November 2, 2005

    The CIA leak investigation: Bigger fish, deeper water

    Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald isn't finished with the Bush White House yet

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2005

    10/19: Morning Communique

    Canada stinks up the joint, Bill O'Reilly feels Lindsay Lohan's pain, Vice President Condi, Sylvester Stallone's pudding, the Minnesota blog of the day and more...

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2005

    9/30: Morning Communique

    A congressman returns DeLay PAC money, the Danish Air Force compensates a part-time Santa over a dead reindeer, Brian Wilson on your phone, the Minnesota blog of the day, and more...

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2005

    Dwindling military enlistment? The Pentagon has a plan

    Jonathan Krim writes in the WashPost of a new Pentagon plan to collect information on high school and college students; the ostensible purpose is to help military recruiters target the likeliest (most desperate?) among them. The program is provoking a furor among privacy advocates. The new databas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2005

    6/14: Morning Communique

    [CITY PAGES BLOGS] Steve Monaco has last week's answer and winners, and this week's Movie Quiz at Couch Pundit. Happy Birthday to Diablo Cody at Pussy Ranch. We're proud to welcome City Pages contributor Chuck Terhark to Balls, City Pages' new sports blog. Jack Sparks embraces the hillbilly life ... More >>

  • Columns

    August 25, 2004

    The Great American Lockdown

    Bush brigade prepares to take Manhattan

  • News

    March 10, 2004

    In Coal We Trust

    A boondoggle on the range lives another day

  • News

    July 30, 2003

    Bring 'em On!

    The Bush administration's top 40 lies about war and terrorism

  • News

    April 23, 2003

    Death by DU

    Depleted uranium: A deadly tool in the U.S. arsenal

  • News

    April 2, 2003

    Schlock and Awe

    The media march off to war with Iraq: A TV glossary

  • News

    March 26, 2003

    The Greatest Show on Earth

    For best performance as an embedded war correspondent, the nominees are...

  • Movies

    August 28, 2002

    The Red and The Black

    Chris Marker dissects the corpse of the Sixties revolutions

  • Books

    September 19, 2001

    Terrorism Today

    A primer on avoiding yesterday's war

  • News

    September 19, 2001

    The View from Here

    The terrorist attacks of September 11 took place far away. But they hit close to home.

  • Books

    August 15, 2001

    Spin City

    The mayor talks herself into a hole

  • Books

    August 9, 2000

    Lethal Weapon

    From ex-Nazis to camo cowboys, Ken Silverstein examines the weird world of brothers in arms

  • Arts

    May 17, 2000

    Wu Is Me

    How one reluctant hippie embraced the smell of patchouli and the sound of Minnesota's preeminent jam band, the Big Wu

  • News

    May 12, 1999

    A Change of Habits

    When Kate, Brigid, Rita, and Jane McDonald joined the Sisters of St. Joseph nearly 50 years ago, they knew that nuns worked hard, lived modestly, and wore long cloaks. The sit-ins, marches, and street protests didn't come till later.

  • News

    December 18, 1996

    Friendly Fire

    Gulf War Syndrome and How It All Began

  • News

    October 23, 1996


    Nguyen Cao Son and his fellow South Vietnamese soldiers were part of a secret U.S. spy commando force--so secret, in fact, that the American government turned its back and let him spend 14 years in North Vietnamese prison camps.

  • News

    October 4, 1995

    Collateral Damage

    Candice Roark was a healthy 20-year-old when she was sent to the Persian Gulf in 1991. Now she has a pacemaker, fainting spells, and a lot of unanswered questions about what made her and thousands of other soldiers sick.

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