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|Minneapolis mayor responds to #pointergate
In a post to her blog , Minneapolis mayor Betsy Hodges responds to the #pointergate controversy started when local new station KSTP aired a news story on November 7th critical of the mayor using ...
|Begging for money in Mexico
I'm writing this diary after being inspired by julimyers well-written diary A LETTER TO FRIENDS OF A FRIEND; or HOW CAN YOU EVEN THINK THAT? describing ugly comments on Facebook about panhandlers. ...
|Breaking: MN House passes marriage equality bill
MN House Marriage Vote passes 75-59... Now it's on to the MN Senate and the governor's signature!! Minnesota Senate will vote on May 13, so next week we will be the 12th state after the governor ...
|Breaking: Boxer Orlando Cruz comes out as gay
This story is rocking the sports world today.
|My last Netroots Nation photodiary - Misc. pics, plus Waterfire!
These are the remaining pictures I have to post from Netroots Nation, including pictures from the wonderful Waterfire event on Saturday night. I've been so busy that I haven't had time to process ...
|Chairman's Pub Quiz - photo diary
The official Chairman's Pub Quiz competition was a smashing success this year, especially compared to last year's Mayanmar/Burma debacle. There were twice as many teams this year, and there was ...
|Cheers & Jeers party photo diary
The Cheers & Jeers party last night at Union Station in Providence was a smashing success, and had all the ingredients for a successful party...good food, good people and lots of beer. Here are a ...
|Right-wing e-mails: President Obama disrespecting the troops?
Like most of you, I receive periodic political e-mails from family with various right-wing or religious themes to them. I usually just ignore them, but a recent e-mail sent to me by my cousin made ...
|Let's have a real televised presidential debate this year
I don't know about you, but I'm tired of watching the same old televised presidential debates every 4 years. The topics discussed almost never go beyond whatever the punditocracy is currently ...
|Poor students sacrificed on the altar of budget cuts as schools cut music classes
Without music, life would be a mistake. -Friedrich Nietzsche A recent report from the Education Department shows that fewer schools are offering classes in the arts, as severe budget cuts take ...
|BOOK REVIEW: "Ghost Wars"
Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001 by Steve Coll When the mob broke in, William ...
|Tales of a gay veteran...
On this Veteran's Day I decided to write about my experiences in the Army. Not only is it a cathartic experience for me to deal with the conflicted emotions I have, but the recent repeal of DADT ...
|Thank You from Sandy Pasch
I just received the following e-mail today from Sandy Pasch. The entire e-mail is below the fold:
|Netroots For The Troops - Photo Diary
On June 18 during Netroots Nation, a bunch of committed Kossaks and other caring members of the community got together to assemble care packages for our troops. We had a huge amount of volunteers (...
|Netroots Nation photo diary - Day 2
Just some random photos from Day 2 of Netroots ...
|Factcheck gets it wrong again on Medicare
Just as they did in their article on Social Security , when they made the startling claim that Social Security ...
|Ranking the most tolerant states
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|Breaking: MN-Gov Democrat Mark Dayton solidifies lead in new poll out today
A new Minnesota Public Radio/Humphrey Institute poll out today verifies the lead by Democrat ...
|Vietnam - A vacation photo diary including poll
My two week vacation to Vietnam was my most ambitious vacation to date. I didn't know the language, the customs or the religion of Vietnam. In short, I felt like a fish-out-of-water. And I ...
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First, some background from this story: BROOKS: You know, all three of us spend a lot of time ...
|Michele Bachmann STFU!!!
Being from Minnesota is normally something I would be proud of. The land of Prince, A Prairie Home Companion and the Mall Of America (not to mention Al Franken) is a great state, which makes it even ...
|MN community rallies to help 60 families left homeless by apartment fire
For more than 100 people left homeless by fire on Tuesday, the true spirit of the holidays manifested itself when the local Burnsville, MN community rallied to help. From people donating food and ...
|My imaginary speech at the Democratic Convention
Obama's speech on Thursday night was amazing of course, even by the standards that he himself has set this campaign season, but I also enjoyed the speeches by the average citizens talking about how ...
|MN Republican takes advantage of VA Tech tragedy to push for guns on campus...poll added
This is my first diary, but I'm so mad that I just had to write. While MN is known as a liberal state, we still have our share of right-wing crazies...more than enough for my taste. One of them ...
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