Rebecca Otto speaks about mining policy at Drinking Liberally

May 11, 2017

State Auditor Rebecca Otto was the guest at Drinking Liberally on April 6th. She spoke about her run for governor next year, but she also spoke about her tenure as the state auditor and rejecting some non-ferrous mining leases as a member of the Executive Council of the state. Here’s a brief clip of her […]

Chris Coleman talks about transportation at DL

May 10, 2017

St. Paul’s Mayor Chris Coleman was the guest at Drinking Liberally on April 27th. He mostly came to talk about being a candidate for governor in 2018, but he talked about the current legislative session, too. Here are a few of his remarks about transportation.

Erin Murphy explains high risk pools at Drinking Liberally

March 3, 2017

Representative Erin Murphy was Drinking Liberally’s guest on February 23rd. She was the first DFL (or any, I think) candidate to announce that she would run for governor in 2018. And as we know, the road to the governor’s mansion passes right through Drinking Liberally. Rep. Murphy spoke on a range of subjects and took […]

Twinkies for Ammon

January 7, 2016

Apparently, they really need toilet paper, too. And please read about the gun-wielding outpatients.

Nullification is in the air II

July 11, 2015

With all the rebel flag waving and refusal to issue marriage licenses and the refusal of a civil judge to marry a gay couple, it’s apparent that nullification is in the air again. And it’s brought me back to the thrilling days of yesteryear and the campaign for governor in 2010. Some of you will […]

Nullification is in the air

July 7, 2015

During the 2010 gubernatorial campaign in Minnesota, one of the issues aired was the authority of the state to nullify federal law. Tom Emmer, a state representative who was leaving the House to run for governor, was a proponent of nullification. He authored, among others, the Incandescent Light Bulb Freedom Act, which he believed necessary […]

LeftMN Radio Hour 2-9-15

February 10, 2015

With guest MIchael Brodkorb

There’s got to be a democracy in here somewhere

November 8, 2014

Republicans are praising the smear jobs performed by the Minnesota Jobs Coalition and the Minnesota Action Network: GOPers are praising the work of House GOP caucus campaign staff, the Minnesota Action Network and the MN Jobs Coalition for House wins. — Michael Brodkorb (@mbrodkorb) November 5, 2014 It put me in mind of a little […]

Keith Ellison: Why I wrote this book

May 5, 2014

Keith Ellison talks about his book at Drinking Liberally from LEFT MN on Vimeo. Rep. Ellison described his book, “My Country ‘Tis of Thee,” and what prompted him to write it when he spoke at Drinking Liberally on May 1st.

Keith Ellison on the Better Off Budget

May 3, 2014

Words from the co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus

No, YOU’RE going to hell!

March 11, 2014

Reining in the schoolyard evangelists

Chris Kluwe on the LeftMN Radio Hour

January 4, 2014

We used to do a radio show here at LeftMN called, creatively enough, the LeftMN Radio Hour, because it was on the radio and took up an hour time slot. Like I said, creative! In the run-up to the 2012 elections we talked to Chris Kluwe about his advocacy against the marriage amendment. The radio […]