Last Friday, Voice Media Group announced the winners of their first music writing awards. This winning piece by Jesse Sykes first appeared in Seattle Weekly's print edition.
By Jesse Sykes
As I was growing up in New York state--where the residents want you
to know they don't live in "The City"--t ... More >>
Steve Wilkins is a good Confederate but a bad historian. Michele Bachmann has a troubled past when it comes to race relations, particularly as it relates to her understanding of slavery. Bachmann doesn't seem to know what is was like, or how it ended. Sometimes she forgets it existed at all. How ... More >>
Tim Pawlenty's "Truth" campaign is a bit blurry.Tim Pawlenty keeps having to back away from his tough guy talk. This time, he was caught making up nonsense in Tennessee about facing down "the unions" in the "longest transit strike in the history of the United States."
That certainly would ha ... More >>
The effects of the government's failure are still rolling out this week, as Governor Mark Dayton and the GOP continue their contentious budget negotiations today and Minnesota enters its fourth day of statewide shutdown. The Minnesota History Center has announced that tonight's "9 Nights of Music ... More >>
Bachmann gets the good word from Paul Revere.Her epic gaffe about mass murderer John Wayne Gacy reminded us yet again that Michele Bachmann has a legendary grasp of U.S. history.
Here's the presidential candidate who says the Revolutionary War started in New Hampshire, for example. And that ... More >>
Courtesy of Max Martin Banh mi, one of the many delicious eats guests will get to try on the Food Crawl.History teachers always say that history can be fun and exciting, but sometimes that's hard to remember when you're slogging through pages and pages of readings. This summer, the Minnesota ... More >>
Is complaining about Calhoun's support for slavery just political correctness?Two Athens State University, Ala., professors tell us the proposal to change Lake Calhoun's name -- so that it doesn't honor a man who called slavery "a positive good" -- is nothing but a bunch of politically correc ... More >>
Dan Rather insists he's not Michele Bachmann's campaign manager.Dan Rather used to be the poster child of liberal media bias for all good conservatives when he held down the CBS Evening News anchor chair. Then he got suckered into believing some claptrap about George W. Bush's National Guard ... More >>
Bachmann flunked history the last time she was in New Hampshire.It looks like Michele Bachmann is headed back to New Hampshire for a meeting with tea partiers to try and figure out if she might make a credible presidential candidate.
The last time this happened she told two differen ... More >>
Godfather's Pizza millionaire Herman Cain.In pizza millionaire Herman Cain's world, all Muslims are anti-American Sharia freaks bent on forcing their religion down everyone's throats. And Cain, a Christian Republican who is toying with a presidential run, and who figures it's OK to force his ... More >>
Just the other day, Rep. Michele Bachmann single-handedly relocated the opening battle of the American Revolution from Massachusetts to New Hampshire. Journalists took note. Embarrassing headlines were written.
Now Bachmann, who has previously funked the history of slavery, the Founding Fat ... More >>
Bachmann fails history again.Someone go find the dunce cap.
Michele Bachmann tackled American history again in public, and once again gave America good reason to laugh at Minnesota.
She's already flubbed the history of the Founding Fathers and forgotten slavery. This time around, in a heav ... More >>
Don't know much about history.Michele Bachmann likes to lecture Americans about how they're just not as smart as she is when it comes to understanding the importance of the Founding Fathers and their principles.
But speaking to a group of anti-taxers in Iowa, she got her history wrong.
In exto ... More >>
Pete Souza/White HouseObama signs the National Day of Prayer proclamationLast week, U.S. District Judge Barbara B. Crabb ruled that the federal law designating a National Day of Prayer was unconstitutional. And now we have President Barack Obama and Rep. Michele Bachmann -- gasp -- joining si ... More >>