Tommy Thompson (Politician)

  • News

    July 29, 2009

    Comedy Corner Underground squashed by police who want no funny business

    Benny Quash, Bob Edwards, and Marck Dickhut become outlaws of comedy

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2007

    4/18 Morning Communiqué

    The government diverts airline taxes and fees to smaller airports, thousands of Japanese toilets recalled due to fire risk, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2005

    7/21: Morning Communique

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2005
  • News

    March 23, 2005
  • News

    February 25, 2004

    Marry or Burn

    The White House's new anti-poverty program: Shotgun weddings

  • News

    July 23, 2003

    The Friends of Tim Pawlenty

    The governor's right: Many "public servants" do what he and the friends of Tim have done. That's what reeks about it.

  • News

    February 26, 2003

    Shots in the Dark

    Questioning childhood vaccinations: It's not just for paranoiacs anymore

  • News

    February 12, 2003

    The Wisconsin Way

    Pawlenty's welfare reforms are modeled on ideas that have already failed in the state next door

  • Columns

    January 22, 2003

    What a World, What a World

    Notes from the road

  • News

    October 16, 2002

    Don't Worry, Go Hunting

    Are efforts to allay concerns over mad deer disease driven by good science or vested interests?

  • News

    November 26, 1997

    Puff Daddies

    State ethics officials use fuzzy logic to dismiss complaints about Gov. Arne Carlson's Cigarette-Company Junket

  • News

    August 20, 1997

    Switch Hitting

    Even as she paints Sharon Sayles Belton as an opportunist, mayoral candidate Barbara Carlson has changed her position on a new, publicly funded Twins stadium.

  • News

    August 20, 1997

    Bedtime Story

    Managers at the Twin Cities' first 24-hour day-care center, set to open in September, are betting that with welfare reform propelling more low-skill workers into graveyard-shift jobs, it will fill up fast.

  • News

    August 20, 1997

    Race to Reform

    Like Wendell Maddox, African Americans and Latinos increasingly support vouchers as a viable alternative to schools that fail them. Opponents say minorities are being used as pawns in an ideological battle.

  • News

    March 27, 1996

    Let the Stadium Wars Begin

    A look at the coming battle over public financing for a baseball-only park, and an immodest proposal.