The giant freakout continues, unabated, part four

March 11, 2019

When South Africa calls you out as an apartheid state, it’ll leave a mark

Considering Amy

November 23, 2018

Professor Mark Osler tagged me in a Facebook post linking to his opinion piece in The Hill advancing the idea that Sen. Amy Klobuchar should run for president in 2020. Perhaps the tag was to invite comments from me; I hope so, because I have some. They aren’t the same as the professor’s, though. Summarizing […]

Stamping out heretics and apostates

July 16, 2018

The auto de fé will occur on the street right after the meeting

The Annals of Muffing It

June 13, 2018

Last Friday, June 8th, Tina Smith pulled the most odious stunt of her admittedly short senatorial career. I am reluctant to call Tina Smith a senator because she never won the job in an election. She is an incumbent in only the most jocular sense. When she was appointed to the job by Governor Dayton, I […]

Welcome to LeftMN

November 14, 2016

There are some new readers here because of my Commentary in the Star Tribune (Monday evening on the website and in the Tuesday paper edition; please read it before continuing here) in support of Keith Ellison’s run for the chair of the Democratic National Committee. We’re glad you came over to check us out and hope […]

Zero, zip, zilch, nada

May 2, 2016

Among the criticisms you will hear as a Bernie Sanders supporter is that Bernie is not a “real” Democrat (although he’s always caucused with them in Congress), and that he’s not assisting down-ballot Democrats. Sometimes, the Clinton partisans will even point to the joint fundraising program called the Hillary Victory Fund as evidence that Hillary […]

Who knew, Klobuchar, Franken and Nolan support Polymet mining

March 19, 2014

The idea was conservation by preservation


Minnesota’s Congressional Delegation, Syria and 2014

September 7, 2013

[Editors Note: typically I do a Weekly Wrap™ on the weekends. This week I got about 600 words into the first item about the Syria vote and thought to myself (and here’s where the editor’s note goes even more meta), “self, you should just make this it’s own stand-alone post.” So that’s what this is. […]

Al Franken

Al Franken holds steady

May 22, 2013

A PPP poll shows him over 50% against a slew of GOPers

Al Franken

Al Franken looking good for re-election

January 22, 2013

So sayith a poll from this day

Amy Klobuchar at the DFL Convention

The Weekly Wrap 11-2

November 2, 2012

It’s the last Wrap before the election and the excitement is barely containable

Tweedle Kurt and Tweedle Keith II

October 30, 2012

The original story linking Kurt Bills and Keith Downey — and explaining why there isn’t a nickel’s worth of difference between them —  can be found here. I have been trying to reach Keith Downey by email, at his House email address and at his campaign email address, for weeks. I’ve been trying to reach him by […]