Indivisible comes to Drinking Liberally in Minneapolis

July 30, 2017

Indivisible MN03 at Drinking Liberally, Aug. 3, 6 PM at the 331 Club

The rural healthcare pogrom

May 5, 2017

It won’t be news to anybody that the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to replace Obamacare with Trumpcare. Just as replacing Obama with Trump was a bad idea generally, this is, too. According to the linked Strib article, the bill faces a steeper climb in the Senate. It is interesting to note that […]

Terri Bonoff

Third district shock poll

July 20, 2016

But maybe not shocking in the way you expect

Ron Way wins a Spotty ™

December 19, 2015

Ron Way has had several interesting op-eds in the Strib recently, including one on the negative effects of dams on river and riparian life, one on the democratic-socialist mixed economy that we already live in, and one recently on the suspension of the medical device tax contained in the latest budget bill out of Congress. Each […]

Al Franken

The Weekly Wrap 10-19

October 19, 2013

♣ Third quarter fundraising numbers are in, but the FEC’s website is still screwed up from the shutdown, so I’m going to crib this info from DailyKos Elections (all monies in thousands of dollars): CD Name Party Raised Self Fund Self Loan Spent CTD CoH MN-02 Mike Obermueller (D) $73 $0 $0 $46 $204 $119 […]


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. […]

Julianne playing cards

The Weekly Wrap 8-10

August 10, 2013

The Wrap™ took a week off last week. There were two reasons for this, 1) there wasn’t much Wrapy news last week and 2) the author was enjoying the summer. The Wrap™ is back this week though, ready to plumb the depths of Minnesota media for elections news and then provide hyperlinks and some snarky […]

John Kline

The Weekly Wrap 7-27

July 27, 2013

Kline under 50% and a possible game changer in the third

Michele Bachmann's mean face

The Weekly Wrap 5-18

May 18, 2013

♣ The big news this week was the passage through the Senate, and the signing by Governor Dayton, of the Marriage equality bill. That happened on Monday and Tuesday. The next day, Wednesday, Minnesotans United for All Families, the organization that was instrumental in the defeat of the Marriage amendment last November and in the […]

State of the State

The Weekly Wrap 2-8

February 8, 2013

A poll that consumes the better part of the wrap this week

A Cat Ponders the Universe

The Weekly Wrap 1-4

January 4, 2013

The Wrap is back in action after a much needed break

Mark Dayton pardons a Turkey

The Weekly Wrap 11-23

November 23, 2012

Ballots get tossed out in a house race and the 2014 rumor mill is already kicking into gear