Good Question: How Does The National Guard Mobilize Locally?Over the past decade, the Minnesota National Guard has been placed on active state duty 25 times. In just the past month, local troops have helped in the fight again wild fires in Northern Minnesota and the avian flu in western Minnesota.
Documents Shed Light On 2010 Minnesota FBI Raids Newly unsealed documents allege Minnesota war protesters told an undercover FBI informant they believed in violent, armed revolution against the U.S. and raised money for Colombian and Palestinian organizations the government considers to be terrorists.
Luger Confirmed As Minnesota's Next US Attorney The Senate on Wednesday confirmed former federal prosecutor Andy Luger as the next U.S. attorney for Minnesota. Luger, an experienced litigator who is now in private practice, said he expects to join the U.S. Attorney's Office in the next couple of days.
Got An Idea To Improve St. Paul? Could Be Worth $1 MillionIf you had $1 million, what would you do to improve St. Paul? That's a reality, thanks to money left over from the 2008 Republican National Convention.
Opinion: Preview Of November? Democrats Trounce Republicans In Convention RatingsThe early returns are in and, according to the Neilson rating company, the Democrats beat the Republicans... and the NFL.
Opinion: Thanks To Clint And Clinton, We Almost Stayed AwakeThe Republican and Democratic National Conventions of 2012 – yawn-per-yawn – have to be the most uninspiring political conventions in recent history.
Opinion: Democrats Take Their Turn With Gaffes And Negative Press At ConventionCommonly referred to as “what goes around, comes around’, the Republicans are finding plenty to take shots at as the Democrats conduct their week in the ‘often dubious’ political spotlight called “the Convention”.
Opinion: Democrats Offer A Positive Vision For The Future At Convention After GOP Offers Only AttacksSitting in the Time Warner Cable Arena last night I was struck by how different the Democratic National Convention was from the Republican event last week. Unlike the Republicans in Tampa, Democrats focused on the fight to preserve the middle class and the American Dream.
Opinion: 2012 Democratic National Convention: Superstar-less And On The DefensiveWhat a difference four horrendous years makes. Thinking back to the Democratic National Convention of 2008 and now seeing what’s going on in Charlotte, North Carolina this week at the Democratic National Convention of 2012 shows stark differences. The Democrats have no star power and pale in comparison to the Republicans' star-packed convention in Tampa.
Opinion: Famous People Should Keep Their Mouths Shut During Political ConventionsIt is strange that famous people think the world gives a hoot about their political views. Last week, a good number of famed and fortuned people spoke their anti-Republican and anti-Romney prejudiced-minds regarding the Republican National Convention.
Opinion: Empty Chair Day 2012 and #EastwoodingInstead of getting rowdy at a demonstration or protest regarding the lack of jobs throughout the country, people can voice their discontent with the nation’s current unemployment rate on this Labor Day by simply placing an empty chair in their front yard.
Esme's Blog: Why Conventions Are ScriptedFor years, American political conventions have been criticized as too scripted, too predictable. After Clint Eastwood's rambling, off-color discourse with an empty chair, we know why.