Next month, a constitutional amendment that would allow states and the federal government to put caps on corporate campaign donations is expected to come up for a vote in the Senate. It has the support of both Al Franken and was hailed by Amy Klobuchar earlier this summer as a way "to restore the ri ... More >>
Yesterday evening, Minneapolis Public Schools announced that class is canceled today and tomorrow at schools in the city that don't have air conditioning.With temperatures hovering around 90 degrees, that makes sense, but it raises the question -- why in God's name was class held Monday, Tuesday, an ... More >>
Castle Danger Brewery has a long and storied history. Well, the brewery itself was founded in 2011, but its owners have been operating Castle Haven Cabins since 1933, with the family owning the land as far back as 1902 (with a deed signed by Theodore Roosevelt, no less). Operating on a small three-b ... More >>
Entertaining vignettes about U.S. leaders remind us why it's lonely at the top
Wall Street and Washington conspire to destabilize the U.S. economy, one barrel of oil at a time
Tim Pawlenty and Haagen-Dazs vanilla, the preferred flavor of Fox News.After almost a half-hour of challenging Tim Pawlenty's voodoo economics on Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace echoed Bill O'Reilly and wondered aloud whether Pawlenty was just too nice to be a presidential candidate. Maybe he'd b ... More >>
Perdue and Wilson: Happy Republicans in white shirts and blue ties.While Michele Bachman's chief operative is calling Sarah Palin names, Tim Pawlenty keeps adding GOP marquee names to his roster. In a couple of moves that ought to endear him to southerners, he scooped up former Georgia Gov. ... More >>
The Wall Street Journal knows Ronald Reagan, and says Bachmann is no Ronald Reagan.America's Craziest Congresswoman passes herself off as a constitutional conservative, but the Wall Street Journal's editorial page, a bullwark of real conservative thinking, has lumped her in with a bunch of ot ... More >>
Gadhafi: Best known for slaughtering his own people. Pawlenty: Best known for being Minnesotan.Tim Pawlenty has the whole Libyan civil war thing dialed. Screw the United Nations and the Arab Spring, it's time to Cowboy Up. "I would tell Gadhafi he's got X number of days to get his affairs in ... More >>
Leondardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo smoke out culprits in a prison of lunatics
Speaking to a nearly packed Target Center, he gave a more folksy version of his health care reform speech given to the joint session of Congress earlier this week.
America prepares to shutter the infamous prison camp and Jihad looms
A minute-by-minute account of the RNC's POWerful climax
...if he only managed to get better grades in his chemistry class at the University of Minnesota. He also shops at Wal-Mart and says--apparently with a straight face--that John McCain shares a "lineage" with great Republicans such as Teddy Roosevelt and Abe Lincoln. All this comes in a The Rising Stone
The director of 'JFK' was plotting his latest countermyth in 2001
How a small chain of once-struggling radio stations grew into a giant of the media/entertainment complex
Is there no one in Minnesota who can handle the job?
American history gives a five-minute makeover to the Son of God
Planet America: Our world and welcome to it
Uzbek beauties! Swedish peaceniks! Iranian mummies! A guide to the high-wire act otherwise known as the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival.
In two new TV game shows, the search for wannabe millionaires reaches the history egghead and the sports nut
Disney's Tarzan swings for evolution but slouches toward the primitive
Thomas Berger's Little Big Man, Jack Crabb, returns to the saddle and the great legends of the frontier
Turncoat. Chickenshit. Radical. Minnesota's senior senator has been called a lot of things. But president?
You'd think that Clinton's decision amounting to a death sentence for thousands of HIV-positive Americans might generate a public outcry. Instead, the chattering classes were obsessed with Dick Gephardt's speech at Harvard.
The squabble between Jesse Helms and William Weld over the latter's confirmation as ambassador to Mexico has more to do with personal pique than ideology.