Voting Rights Act

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    DFL Rep. Ryan Winkler calls Clarence Thomas "Uncle Thomas"

    :::: UPDATE :::: Rep. Ryan Winkler says he thought "Uncle Tom" meant "turncoat"Rep. Ryan Winkler, D-Golden Valley, got himself in hot water for a racially insensitive tweet about today's U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that a key section of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 is unconstitutional.SEE ALSO: DFL ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    Rep. Ryan Winkler says he thought "Uncle Tom" meant "turncoat"

    :::: UPDATE :::: Republicans call for Rep. Ryan Winkler to resign following "Uncle Thomas" tweet DFL Rep. Ryan Winkler, D-Golden Valley, is getting absolutely destroyed on Twitter this afternoon for calling black Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas an "Uncle Thomas."THE BACKSTORY: DFL Rep. Ryan Wi ... More >>

  • News

    June 6, 2012

    Voter ID is the new Jim Crow

    New laws in dozens of states could cost Obama votes

  • Music

    January 18, 2012

    Roy Wilkins: Who was he?

    The story behind the iconic St. Paul venue

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    Kurt Zellers, House Speaker, flunks Voting Rights 101

    Kurt Zellers gets voting rights wrong.​Republicans are trying to rebrand themselves as "constitutional conservatives" these days, as if they are the only true adherents to our nation's founding principles and documents. So it was a little jarring yesterday to hear Republican House Speaker Kurt Ze ... More >>