Another, and more dangerous, right-wing coup plot, in the works

September 9, 2022

Will SCOTUS really go this insanely far?

Mourning opportunities lost, a reprise

October 18, 2016

Below the bubbles is a story I wrote in the wake of the 2014 elections and the DFL’s loss of the Minnesota House of Representatives. One of the things I predicted — although it wasn’t that hard — was this: My friends, you can look forward another [2016] election cycle just like the last [2014] one, only […]

Equity will not stoop to pick up pins

September 11, 2016

Update, 9/12: The Court went with the laches argument. One of the great things about law school (and there are many; I loved law school) was being introduced to equitable maxims. There is a pithy and often funny equitable maxim for almost any proposition you could advance. I think they stand as a stalwart defense […]

Noor or Kahn? a reprise

August 7, 2016

There is nothing new under the sun

Lori’s $64,000 question

December 7, 2014

Will GOP find a way to repay voters in rural Minnesota?

Mourning opportunities lost

November 18, 2014

Blowing the Golden Age

For those of you

November 5, 2014

Who think statewide ranked-choice voting is such a really good idea


Voting and challenges

November 3, 2014

Elbows and knees under the voting basket


Comment on Dan (“Doc”) Severson

October 30, 2014

Reader Alan left this comment on Dan Severson’s Brave New World of Voting II: I was surprised in listening to a small part of the debate that Severson is capable of sounding somewhat reasonable if he wants to. Based on all the ridiculous things he’s on the record saying, I thought we’d hear more of […]

Dan Severson’s Brave New World of Voting II

October 29, 2014

Dividing voters into equal and really equal ones

Dan Severson’s Brave New World of Voting

October 23, 2014

Republican Secretary of State candidate Dan Severson has obviously taken too many hard carrier landings. It’s causing him to hallucinate about voter fraud. Here’s Severson talking about the race: In his campaign, Severson has repeatedly said he believes there is fraud in Minnesota’s election system and that election protection is key. Once a backer of […]

Dan “We are not a democracy” Severson

October 19, 2014

Just another dangerous, overheated crackpot