Politics in Minnesota

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Too much politics is bad for democracy

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:15pm
According to one recent poll, voters are even less engaged than usual and turnout next month is likely to be less than 40 percent.

Suburban battleground

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:20pm
East Metro DFLers have an election fight on their hands.

‘New NORML’ pushes to become Capitol player

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 2:54pm
Revamped marijuana legalization group staffs up and vows multi-year campaign.

Met Council’s parks plan under scrutiny

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 2:34pm
Some city and county park agencies are concerned that the seven-county regional planning agency is overstepping its bounds with the Regional Parks Policy Plan.

The Clintons: Democrats’ super surrogates

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:29pm
The Clintons are an asset at a time when many Democrats need a big name to help inspire supporters.

Why is voting turnout so low in the United States?

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:19pm
Americans are noted for their lukewarm levels of participation as compared with voters in most world democracies.

In faith or politics, it’s all about grace

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:11pm
Civility and gracious community have pretty much disappeared from our politics.

Incumbents hold funding edge in U.S. House

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 1:14pm
Republicans say momentum, not money, is key in two districts.

Suburbs push back against Met Council

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 1:09pm
In renewed criticism, lawmakers and local officials decry transit and housing plans.

Dayton vows more increases in school aid

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 12:48pm
Gov. Mark Dayton vowed to once again boost per-pupil funding for the state’s public schools, which he said still remains in the middle of the pack when compared with other states.

Legal pot is old news in Colorado elections

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 12:46pm
While the state’s marijuana retail experiment has received worldwide attention, most Colorado voters have collectively shrugged.

The Republican rigging of elections

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 12:43pm
Republicans are pushing laws to ensure that only their voters will be able to vote, hoping to guarantee victories.

Will Pressler be the Senate Democrats’ hero?

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 12:41pm
In this age of public disgust with politicians, it’s not surprising that Larry Pressler is within striking distance of winning the open Senate seat in South Dakota by riding a campaign to clean up Washington.

Another debate, same narrative

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:54pm
Observers say Jeff Johnson squandered his chance to pull even with Gov. Mark Dayton.

Dire claims and sharp rebuttals on military voting

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:47pm
Severson alleges overseas troops ‘systematically disenfranchised’

Obama finds place to campaign: Connecticut

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:35pm
Dannel Malloy is daring to do something few other vulnerable Democrats would do — campaign with President Barack Obama.

Obama plans to help 7 Dem governor hopefuls

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:32pm
President Barack Obama is planning a major campaign push in seven governor’s races across the country while largely avoiding the party’s tougher challenges in the Senate.

2016 questions abound as Jeb Bush stumps for son

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:27pm
Tuesday’s campaign swing was designed to inject some of Jeb Bush’s political celebrity into George P. Bush’s campaign for an office.

Becoming our brother’s keepers

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:22pm
Nonprofits, agencies and schools are working to improve the odds for black men.

Voter ID math finally adds up for judge

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:15pm
Liberal observers are astonished and thrilled that Judge Richard Posner has written a scathing condemnation of Wisconsin voter ID laws.