MN-05: What the heck happened?

August 10, 2022

How was it close?


Muslim-bashers aren’t getting it done, in Minnesota politics – Part 2

August 13, 2020

(Part 1 here.) As noted in Part 1, the haters failed to keep Keith Ellison out of the Minnesota Attorney General’s office, in 2018. Against Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), they tried a different approach, this time. There wasn’t the same kind of out-loud bigotry. Instead, they tried a “less divisive,” even supposedly “progressive,” campaign. And […]


Muslim-bashers aren’t getting it done, in Minnesota politics

May 25, 2020

I’ll start with this. Another warning to US Congress members: Deviate from “the party line” and be prepared for members to orchestrate challenges for your seat. As early as March 2019, several Minnesotan Democrats, e.g., State Senator Ron Latz (D) and Steve Hunegs of the Jewish Community Relations Council, sought to find a challenger to […]


Kurt Daudt sets a “dog-whistle racist” tone for 2020

January 27, 2020

“Dog-whistle racism” is a weird phrase, when you think about it. I mean, the whole point of a dog whistle is that humans aren’t affected by it, right? But we all in fact know what political dog-whistle racism really entails, and that’s what matters. For example: “People want to be able to visit a Twins […]


Minnesota corporate media’s infuriating Omar/Trump double standard, Part 2

October 12, 2019

Trump actually came to Minnesota to try to prove that he’s not frightened and intimidated by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN). Which is utter bullshit; nothing terrifies Trump and his ilk more than someone like Rep. Omar. Always has, always will. Do the people who call the shots for corporate media (CM) not know that? Or […]


Minnesota corporate media’s infuriating Omar/Trump double standard

August 28, 2019

Let’s review. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) was born in Somalia and spent years with her family in a refugee camp. Since coming to the U.S. she has, by dint of intelligence, hard work, and just fundamental excellence as a human being made her way to the U.S. Congress, where she has immediately begun to make […]