With the countless accolades and awards that Bob Dylan has received throughout his 50-plus years in the music industry, you would think that he's achieved everything an artist can possibly hope for, and that there couldn't conceivably be another new honor that could be bestowed upon the legendar ... More >>
In an article in the Sunday edition of the New York Times titled "The 2016 Election, Already Upon Us," Washington bureau chief David Leonhardt pontificated on likely candidates for a presidential election four years in the future. In among the usual suspects -- Hillary Clinton, Andrew Cuomo, Eli ... More >>
A story too good to be true?The story of the killing of Osama bin Laden at the hands of Navy SEALS would have been compelling stuff in its own right. But it turns out the story ain't quite what it used to be. Here are the big headlines you probably thought were true about bin Laden's killing -- ... More >>
Not ready to debate.Michele Bachmann claims she's not afraid to debate President Barack Obama, but she's not sure she's ready for a prime time debate with other Republicans first, in what she calls the key stepping stone state of South Carolina. But in order to qualify as a serious White Ho ... More >>
Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you areHappy snow day and Presidents' Day. Just as the American mosaic is composed of people with different backgrounds and ideas, each of our presidents presents a unique gastronomic portrait. Let's take a look at five presidential food favor ... More >>
Rahm Emanuel is not having a good week. Emanuel - former Clinton White House senior adviser, former U.S. representative, former Obama White House chief of staff - has designs on the Chicago mayoral office, which means, naturally, that he's ultimately gunning for the Illinois governorship and mayb ... More >>
Chances are, if you turned on your radio in the year 2008, you've heard Sara Bareilles's smash single "Love Song." It was the type of song that you couldn't escape, but why would you want to? Sara's music is adorned with depth, heart and sensitivity. Her song "Gravity" hit at odds with almost eve ... More >>
Obama, or Bachmann? No contest.A Humphrey Institute/MPR poll out this morning finds that President Barack Obama could struggle in Minnesota on Election Day 2012. Maybe. But Minnesotans sound pretty sure that he's a much better bet in the White House than, say, congresswoman Michele Bachmann ... More >>
T-Paw's in Limbaugh's sites (right behind Palin...)Maybe Gov. Tim Pawlenty's national profile is rising despite a recent rash of none-too-encouraging polls: Stogie-smokin' right-wing radio yakker Rush Limbaugh has a soft spot for T-Paw's White House aspirations. That tidbit dribbled out of t ... More >>
Disorderly conduct: Reading aloud the names of 77 Minnesotans killed in the Iraq and Afghanistan.
One of the pilots said they were not asleep and no argument took place. So seriously guys... What happened?
When you are on your 18th term in the U.S. House of Representatives, you get the freedom to go off on your very own political party's president. No one's holding our Rep. Jim Oberstar back.
Sonia Sotomayor was finally stumped by our very own Sen. Al Franken.
Aussie scientists hushed on global warming, conservatives reign on Sunday talk shows, Klingon recipes, puppy monorails, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Big butts affecting drug injections, majority opposition to banning abortion, a craptastic webcam karaoke performance, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Harriet Miers withdraws nomination, Sin City the TV series, Mario bloopers, the lack of racial diversity in baseball, the Minnesota blog of the day and more...
Harriet donates to Hillary, Wallace and Gromit melt, autograph porn, the Minnesota blog of the day and more...
Why Northwest Wanted a Strike, and its Mechanics Had No Choice Here we are in day five of AMFA's strike against Northwest Airlines and, as anticipated, there have been some blown tires and cancellations and safety-related intakes of breath, but the planes are mostly flying, and the mechanics are lo ... More >>
THESE DAYS Zell Miller said Wednesday he has paid $156,668 to the state of Georgia to resolve questions about money he kept from an entertainment allowance he received when he was governor. A Ugandan member of parliament has pledged to reward girls for their chastity by paying their university fee ... More >>
Coming soon in a handy prescription inhaler?
Or maybe in your tap water... The Washington Post reports on a study said to have "profound implications about the nature of human trust." Researchers in Zurich claim that huffing a dose of the hormone oxytocin (its main medical use at present is inducing labor in farm animals) makes test subjects m ... More >>
In the Strib: Alleged Red Lake co-conspirator Louis Jourdain nabbed through email, IM correspondence; the hypocrisy and essential idiocy of Michele Bachmann, continued; and leaders of the three northern tribes dragooned into a casino alliance by Tim Pawlenty are now threatening to go all democratic ... More >>
Questioning childhood vaccinations: It's not just for paranoiacs anymore
Thanks to Clinton's foreign policy, 1998 could be the year of living dangerously for much of the world.
When Minnesota and Wisconsin tribes gave $500,000 to the Democrats, a lobbyist testified, the Democrats listened.
A sweetheart deal on the importation of Chinese cotton towels is worth millions to the wife of White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles.
The budget deal is chock-full of outrageous considerations for corporations bought with campaign cash.
Bill Clinton raised a fortune for his campaign bid and became the first Democratic president re-elected since FDR. But his most enduring legacy may lie in the Republican Congress.
Independence Day restores order to the millennium.