Esme's Blog: Gun Sales SoarAs lawmakers in Washington discuss how to keep guns out of the hands of disturbed individuals, gun sales are setting records the New York Times reports.
Esme's Blog: Questions Continue In Decker CaseNow that Eric Thomes, who authorities describe as a "person of interest" in the murder of officer Tom Decker, is dead we may never know exactly what happened Nov. 29 outside Winners Bar in Cold Spring, Minn. For officer Decker's family, his friends, and for the people of Cold Spring -- there will likely always be questions.
Esme's Blog: The Gun Control DebateFor some, including the president, it is almost a whisper. President Obama is saying, simply, that it is "time to take meaningful action" to prevent gun violence.
Esme's Blog: My Todd Hoffner MomentSeveral years ago on vacation in New York I stopped to pick up some prints at a photo store.
Esme's Blog: Raising Taxes Without Raising TaxesIt is a nod to the complexity of our tax code that one solution to preventing the nation from diving off the fiscal cliff would be to raise taxes without raising taxes.
Esme's Blog: Franken Turkey Day RecipesIn my inbox this morning I found this email from Al Franken for Senate 2014 campaign. Note the Senator's use of Mahnomen wild rice. Will other wild rice producers ask for a recipe recount?
Esme's Blog: A General ProblemThe Paula Broadwell/David Petraeus/Jill Kelley scandal is embarrassing enough.
Esme's Blog: How The Amendments Hurt RepublicansThe Republican leaders in the Minnesota Legislature believed putting the Voter ID and Marriage Amendments on the ballot would increase voter turnout, help Republican candidates statewide, and boost their majorities in both houses of the legislature.
Esme's Blog: Romney's Minnesota Mistake?For weeks, Humphrey Institute Professor Larry Jacobs has said Mitt Romney was making a huge mistake by not putting resources into Minnesota.
Esme’s Blog: Kurt Bills Ad SlammedDuring last night's Vikings game, Kurt Bills ran an ad claiming Amy Klobuchar covered up for Tom Petters and failed to prosecute him while she was Hennepin County Attorney.
Esme's Blog: Left Out Of The Electoral College BattlePresident Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney are focusing all of their time on a handful of states, because the reality of this election is that the winner of the presidency may well lose the popular vote.
Esme’s Blog: The Marriage Amendment Math ProblemThe latest Public Policy Poll on the Minnesota Marriage Amendment finds that 49 percent surveyed oppose the Amendment and 46 percent support it.
Esme's Blog: The Presidential Race TightensWith a lackluster debate performance Wednesday, President Barack Obama is seeing a slide in his poll numbers. According to the website RealClearPolitics an average of national polls shows the president ahead by 1.4 percent.
Esme's Blog: Conceal & Carry & The Mpls. ShootingMinneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan says Andrew Engeldinger, the shooter in the Bryn Mawr massacre, purchased his weapons legally.
Esme's Blog: Mystic Lake & LiquorIf Mystic Lake gets the green light for alcohol sales, it will transform what is already a travel destination into a far more high profile and popular spot.