Former state representative and decorated war hero John Kriesel is known for being an outspoken gay rights advocate, but he's no liberal when it comes to national security.SEE ALSO: Bob Koss, MNGOP Senate staffer, calls John Kriesel a "piece of shit" -- and gets fired
On Friday night, Kriesel got in ... More >>
Al Franken is among a group of senators who wrote a letter to President Obama asking him to clarify the legal rationale underpinning the administration's authority to kill Americans deemed to be terrorists.SEE ALSO: For Franken and Klobuchar, does money from big media mean support for PIPA?
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Nearly three weeks since the end of the trial, San Francisco Democrats are entering the debate over Chrishaun "CeCe" McDonald, a transgender woman from Minneapolis who pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter.
The city's Democratic Party passed a resolution last week calling McDonald's treatme ... More >>
Anoka-HennepinTeachers at high schools like Anoka are being asked to neuter their feelings on neutrality.Teachers who have a problem with the Anoka-Hennepin school district's so-called "no homo promo" policy are in yet another tight spot.
The policy says that staff "shall remain neutral on matte ... More >>
Courtesy of Aaberg familyJustin Aaberg, a district student, was only 15 when he took his own life.Anoka-Hennepin, the state's largest school district, has become the focus of national controversy.
The district is being probed by the Department of Justice and Office of Civil Rights while at the ... More >>
Justin Aaberg committed suicide after years of bullying.The Southern Poverty Law Center and the National Center for Lesbian Rights are suing the Anoka-Hennepin County School District on behalf of five current and former students, claiming that the district's hands-off policy on sexual orientation ... More >>
In a federal indictment unsealed today in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis, the Justice Department says that scam artists in Latvia hoodwinked the Star Tribune's website into hosting a virus designed to trick computer users into buying fake antivirus software.
The website's staff thought t ... More >>
Bachmann finds another way to make a buck.When the Obama administration announced that it would no longer defend the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, Michele Bachmann didn't take to her microphone at Fox News, and she didn't rant on the House floor.
She asked supporters for ... More >>
Committee to Stop FBI Repression"Karen Sullivan," an undercover agent who spied on Twin Cities activists.The Twin Cities activists who had their homes raided by the FBI last September are starting to learn more about why they're being investigated by a Chicago grand jury in relation to material s ... More >>
Image via YouTubeSpike Moss, at right, walked out of the Project CeaseFire meeting.North Minneapolis activist Spike Moss leveled accusations of racism at Mayor R.T. Rybak's office yesterday, furious at what he called the mayor's disrespect for local volunteers working day and night trying to ... More >>
Maybe it's time Americans took a page from Italy's experience. There, the anti-corruption drive "Operation Clean Hands" was placed in the hands of a permanent ethics czar to shield it from political influence.
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.