Politics

Cleve Jones: ‘I’m not looking for allies; I’m looking for co-conspirators.’

By Shane Lueck / November 4, 2021

“We’ve certainly achieved a number of really important victories that I was not certain I would see in my lifetime,”…

Skirting the Issues: Relentless

By Ellen Krug / November 4, 2021

In mid-October, the Texas legislature passed HB25, a law that bans transgender students from competing in K-12 sports according to…

A Word In Edgewise: Butterfly Wings Beating Ever Louder

By E.B. Boatner / October 21, 2021

How did you prepare for Y2K? Did you know someone who could take “What if’s?” exponentially higher than a moon…

A Word In Edgewise: Another “Sorry” Situation

By E.B. Boatner / September 9, 2021

Some people can say egregious things and be remembered warmly for decades, quoted with a chuckle like Yogi Berra’s sage…

Minnesota Black History, Part II

By Ryan Patchin / February 25, 2021

Tracing back: Modern consequences of antiquated enactments The latest Census Bureau data shows that of Minnesota’s 5.6 million residents, about…

A Word In Edgewise: Ratiocination or Lizard Hind-Brain: What’s Your Pleasure?

By E.B. Boatner / February 25, 2021

Photo by BigStock/volodymyrscherbak In 1374, along the Rhine valley, hundreds of townsfolk danced compulsively–non-stop, for days–to exhaustion, even death. The…

A Word In Edgewise: Freely-Given, or Gelt-Gaining?

By E.B. Boatner / February 11, 2021

Photo by Bigstock/TungCheung “Pardon me!” “I beg your pardon!” were phrases drilled into to me from childhood. Simple politeness. One…

Skirting the Issues: The Common Good

By Ellen Krug / February 11, 2021

Photo by Bigstock/PathDoc When I was a kid growing up in the 1960s and early ‘70s, I believed that who…

Top 10 Cultural Moments of 2020

By Brett Burger / December 17, 2020

Listen, we all know that 2020 was awful. It was garbage, a dumpster fire; a trash heap…. whatever way you…

Skirting the Issues: Consequences

By Ellen Krug / December 17, 2020

Photo by BigStock/Michiru1313 As they say, elections have consequences. Somewhere around noon on Saturday, November 7th, one consequence of the…

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