Richard Painter speaks at Drinking Liberally

May 20, 2023

Thursday, May 25th at the 331 Club

I Wish I Didn’t Have to Vote for Richard Painter—But I Do

August 11, 2018

An endorsement of Richard Painter by Professor Mark Osler

The longest, saddest, most defensive endorsement ever

August 10, 2018

The long and whiney road . . .

The anatomy of a smear

August 5, 2018

If a person — such as myself — posts information favorable to Senate candidate Richard Painter — or @RWPUSA,  as he is known on Twitter to his 500,000 followers, for example — it won’t be long before this is thrown at you, often with a bilious and puerile demand for an apology. You can check my own Twitter threads at […]

Sitting around the campfire singing Kumbaya

August 3, 2018

A letter in the Strib on August 3, 2018: To my dear fellow Democrats, especially those who wrote the Aug. 2 letters with such disdain for the DFL Party and U.S. Sen. Tina Smith: Time to check your purity and single-issue politics at the door and draw attention to the issues that unite us. Look […]

Richard Painter for U.S. Senate

July 30, 2018

August 3rd: Now with important updates

Banking on the gullibility of voters

July 26, 2018

Senator Tina Smith has been busy backing and filling on her first legislative initiative, the odious “Smith Amendment” attached to the National Defense Authorization Act that would have lept over the courts and the pesky litigants suing PolyMet and the Forest Service over a proposed land swap. I suspect that Sen. Smith knew the deal […]

Stamping out heretics and apostates

July 16, 2018

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

Mark Osler on Richard Painter

July 9, 2018

Mark Osler is the Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law at the University of St. Thomas. Professor Osler is a nationally-recognized expert on sentencing disparities and the effective and humane use of clemency and the presidential pardon power in criminal law. He manages a clemency clinic at St. Thomas where students and staff assist […]

The perils of insularity and tribalism

June 23, 2018

I’m talking to you, Democrats

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 […]

Richard Painter speaks at Drinking Liberally

June 6, 2018

Thursday, June 7th at the 331 Club