Poor Tim Pawlenty -- even his fellow Republicans are throwing him under the bus these days.SEE ALSO: Tim Pawlenty jokes about punching homeless woman Pawlenty's once-promising but ultimately ill-fated presidential campaign is the target of criticism in an American Conservative column by Daniel Laris ... More >>
Just weeks after Reuters published its hilariously sad write-up about reporter Mark Meadows' weekend in Minneapolis, the Wall Street Journal dispatched correspondent Matthew Kronsberg for the same purpose.SEE ALSO: North Dakota Capitol reporters repeatedly warned about wearing revealing clothing And ... More >>
Hey, New York City:You're doing this bike share thing wrong.
Remember earlier this year when the University of Minnesota was being criticized by the Wall Street Journal and legislature for having lost control of its spending? If the latest news is any indication, it looks like not much has changed the past couple months.SEE ALSO: Rush Limbaugh decries $3,406 ... More >>
A December 28 Wall Street Journal report raised questions about the amount of money the U of M is spending on administrative costs at an unfortunate time - the university is seeking $91.6 million from the legislature for the next two years, a 8.4 funding increase over the current biennium.SEE ALSO:- ... More >>
Scott Walker is falling in the polls.There's more bad poll news for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who insists he's going to stand firm in his budget battle to strip public employees of their collective bargaining rights. Rasmussen Reports is out with a new survey of Wisconsin voters showing that ... More >>
Norm Coleman say's he's not interested in fighting old fights.Minnesota Majority claims felons flipped the 2008 U.S. Senate election for Democrat Al Franken. Tim Pawlenty wants an investigation. Fox News is outraged. The Wall Street Journal is shocked. Norm Coleman? He's so over the whole l ... More >>
Gov. Tim Pawlenty say he plans to use his first-ever Facebook "town hall" session on Wednesday to make a "major announcement" and seek input on how more Republicans can win office in 2010. The fun begins at 6:15 p.m. local time on Wednesday. Participants will be able to e-mail questions and P ... More >>
The right wing echo chamber is already assuming that a close election will automatically be stolen by Democrats.
Is it the end of an era? Pepsi opts not to advertise during the Super Bowl.
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The Airbus A320 apparently overshot the airport by 100 miles and had to circle back to land after temporarily losing radio contact with air-traffic controllers.
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In what is being described as "unprecedented," the departments of justice and agriculture will be teaming up to go after anticompetitive agricultural monopolies.
Deep Blues Festival lineup announced, Peter Parker releases mixtape, P.O.S. covers Pearl Jam & MN artists @ SXSW
Buffalo Wild Wings raking in recession dough.
Blogger, in defense of Phelps, says most people over 12 wouldn't eat Kellogg's unless they were high anyway.
Michael Stokes Paulsen, formerly an associate dean of the University of Minnesota Law School, called the recount "unconstitution ... More >>
Meet Herkimer's new brewmaster
Senior advisor to WHOs patient safety program: Frivolous lawsuits have created a high level of fear of litigation within the medical community
Pruitt's Folly, big-daily blues, and the invasion of the stripper-flippers
While the health insurance industry's booty will remain considerable, particularly in the eyes of the wage-slaves who can no longer afford health insurance, all signs are that it's poised to dwindle.
Cookie Monster singing, forced labor at a Utah church, Chewbacca's blog, make your own Man-O-Lantern, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
One more way profits trump science in drug trials The author of the highly literate and widely lauded 2003 book, "Better than Well: American Medicine Meets the American Dream," Carl Elliot is well positioned to comment on pharma's ceaseless search for new maladies--which can, of course, then be tre ... More >>
Katha Pollitt a closet Star Tribune reader? You'd never know it reading the Newspaper of the Twin Cities, but there's a simmering debate over newspapers' seeming inability to come up with female opinion columnists. This tiresome debate has waged the two decades I've been in journalism, for a variet ... More >>
Three interesting news stories on the crisis in health care costs add up to one compelling case for universal health care.
Katrina and the lessons of the 1927 flood
NOLA elites' rebuilding plan is underclass-free It's a truism, of course, that one can never say the right thing at a funeral. But you'd think that someone might have advised New Orleans' top-drawer families not to be quite so chipper--or honest--when explaining to reporters their desire to make su ... More >>
Bankruptcy: The Ultimate Union-Busting Tactic There's a terrific analysis of the pre-strike motives of and stakes for both Northwest Airlines and its unionized mechanics in today's Wall Street Journal. Sadly, stories on the Journal's website are available to subscribers only, but we'll try to prese ... More >>
Boy in the bubble Is Alan Greenspan ready to admit that the housing market is clinically insane? The word of the hour is "froth." A little like foam, a little like scum, the word appeared in nine different articles within the last three days in the Wall Street Journal. In economic terms, "frot ... More >>
Strib posts biggest circulation gain of top 20 dailies--at one-third of 1 percent
The next gay march on Washington could be a boon to the Christian right.
In a new anthology, The Baffler continues its siege on the infotainment state. Now can they champion labor with the same sincerity?