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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Pandora's panache vs. a table for two
The giant defense contractor is already the object of scorn for profiteering off the war in Iraq with amoral abandon.
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.
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.
America prepares to shutter the infamous prison camp and Jihad looms
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.
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...
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...
The propaganda films the Pentagon didn't want you to see
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...
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...
Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald isn't finished with the Bush White House yet
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...
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...
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 >>
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The mayor talks herself into a hole
From ex-Nazis to camo cowboys, Ken Silverstein examines the weird world of brothers in arms
How one reluctant hippie embraced the smell of patchouli and the sound of Minnesota's preeminent jam band, the Big Wu
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.
Gulf War Syndrome and How It All Began
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.
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.