What’s behind the Star Tribune’s stupid, obnoxious anti-Moriarty crusade?

April 19, 2023

Actually it’s pretty obvious

A tale of two endorsements

October 30, 2022

And a story of damnation with faint praise

William Beyer is a repeat Spotty ™ winner!

July 19, 2021

Star Tribune letter writer William Beyer provides a tidy history of the U.S. relationship with Cuba

Mary Kiffmeyer, the Herodotus from Big Lake

June 15, 2021

Herodotus was the father of history; Mary Kiffmeyer is its mother

Gaza: The Final Solution – a reprise

May 16, 2021

The next installment

Useful idiots

July 12, 2019

In the Strib (the paper edition) yesterday, July 11th, the editorial board of the Largest Newsroom in Minnesota! penned a genuine stinker about dropping the reciting the pledge of allegiance before meetings of the city council in St. Louis Park. It stuns me that an event of such little consequence could inflame so many people, […]

It’s vast! It’s sweeping! It’s ambitious!

November 11, 2018

What’s in a word?

The longest, saddest, most defensive endorsement ever

August 10, 2018

The long and whiney road . . .

What color are your herring?

May 20, 2018

Somebody might not get to see her dying mother. An ambulance might not be able to get through. A protester might get hurt. These and others are all reasons supporting the Elk River Republican Nick Zerwas’ bill to treat protesters blocking freeways more harshly than other violators. The scolds on the Strib’s editorial board are […]

Stephen B. Young is Katherine Kersten in drag

January 7, 2018

And I can prove it. Just read this. Now that Katherine Kersten doesn’t appear in the Strib so often, Young is it go-to guy for turgid polemics about American decline. His op-ed piece on Sunday the 7th of January (in the paper edition) was an epic vent-a-thon and an avatar for the genre. Before continuing, […]

This is why you can’t get a majority opinion out of the Supreme Court

November 6, 2016

In the Op Ex section of the Strib on today, rather than trying to write a single editorial about What the Hell is Going On, they gave everybody some ink in signed pieces. They called it What, us worry? It was pretty good, really. I can only imagine the editorial board meeting leading up to […]

It’s a puzzle

September 13, 2016

The Minnesota Court of Appeals issued a decision yesterday in the case of Range Development Company of Chisholm v. Star Tribune. (It would be interesting to check sometime to see if the plaintiff here is a beneficiary of the IRRRB’s largess. I imagine it is.) It was of interest to me because it involves newspapers, the […]