The Great Literacy Food Fight

February 21, 2023

Learning to read is far more than decoding words

MN House

MN lege: Loving these DFL pickup opportunities, Part 4

October 10, 2020

Districts 40-67

MN lege: Loving these DFL pickup opportunities, Part 3

October 3, 2020

Districts 29-39

Carolyn Jackson for House District 49A

January 23, 2018

Who is the best DFL candidate to run against first-term incumbent Republican Dario Anselmo this fall? If you go to Carolyn Jackson’s campaign website, you can read the endorsements of people who know and have worked with Carolyn and can attest that she is someone who gets things done. I provided one of them. Here […]

Erin Murphy is our guest at Drinking Liberally

February 19, 2017

Thursday, February 23rd, at 6 PM

Ron Erhardt is the far better choice for women

November 5, 2016

This story is necessary because of the odious effort to smear a long time and popular Edina representative, Ron Erhardt. The Republican house caucus campaign committee figured a smear was necessary, because there was no way on earth it was going to defeat Ron on policy. Heck, the people who put this stink bomb together […]

The dog in the manger

August 21, 2016

And the guy who wants to bunk in with him

Ron Way endorses Ron Erhardt in 49A

March 13, 2016

Ron Way, former Assistant Commissioner of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, official with the U.S. Department of Interior, staffer on Capitol Hill in Washington, reporter for newspapers, including the Star Tribune, and frequent contributor to the Strib and MinnPost, is a resident of House District 49A in Edina. Ron supports Representative Erhardt for re-election. Here […]

Minnesota State Capitol

Working hard for the money

March 23, 2015

Although it has kind of died down now, there was a great wailing and gnashing of teeth at the Legislature over the salary increases given by Governor Mark Dayton to his Commissioners, first by the House Republicans and their leader, Speaker Kurt Daudt, followed shortly thereafter by DFL Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk, who persuaded […]

Miscellany – Uncle Billy gets a gig (1/30)

January 30, 2015

A perusal of the new roster of the staff of the houses of the legislature is always interesting, especially after a change in control from one party to another. And that’s true of the House staff roster this year, too. One of the names that popped right out at me was Bill Glahn, everyone’s favorite […]

The car salesman from Crown

December 30, 2014

You want the undercoating, right?

In other words, Bob is full of doo-doo

December 10, 2014

Tim Pugmire has an article on the MPR News website about how the Republicans are going to kick some, well, fecal material, at the Capitol next session. With their muck boots, apparently. (We’re going with a scatalogical theme today.) One of the new House committees is called the Greater Minnesota Economic and Workforce Development Policy. […]