Trump got it all wrong constitutionally. His comments again were offensive, and he may be the new Joe McCarthy. Nonetheless, it may not matter.
Privacy claims too often are incorrectly invoked to thwart another powerful legal claim – the right to equal treatment.
We have spent enormous sums of money since the 1980s incarcerating people instead of investing in them.
A party that is truly strong is one that is democratic and listens to its people and not just to its invisible leaders.
The Democratic Party’s collapse under Obama is even more glaring given that demographic trends potentially suggest a brighter future for the party.
There is no right to free speech or association at the Mall of America or any other shopping mall in the state.
Trump understands that presidential politics is more about narratives and marketing than it is anything else. He better understands the media and marketing than others do.
In contrasting ways, both the national Republican and Democratic parties are divided and dysfunctional, facing terrific challenges as they enter the 2016 elections.
The story that was supposed to be told was that of Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton. But the drama of the 2016 presidential campaign involves people not following the script.
Taken together, the corporate, for-profit, entertainment-driven aspect of contemporary news often all but makes the democratic function impossible.
With the state of Minnesota and the MSP Catholic Church one see how bureaucracies can malfunction, perverted one small step at a time by leaders unwilling to make the right decisions.
The auditor is an important position in the state; it promotes accountability to ensure that tax dollars are spent the way they should be.
The governor and the Legislature largely failed to deliver on anything. The state failed to deal with passing a responsible budget in a timely fashion.
So Keith Downey and the Republican Party want to give back all of the $1.9 billion state surplus to Minnesotans. Quiz time.
Vaccinations are not just about the health of a single individual; they are about preventing individuals from making choices that will harm others.
A viable judicial selection system must balance four goals: merit, impartiality, accountability and diversity.
Two-thirds of Americans stayed home, including young voters and people of color. These are core Democrat voters critical to President Barack Obama’s coalition.
The DFL’s arrogance and lack of a narrative is going to result in a power shift in St. Paul.
What role should truth or lies have in politics? There are really two questions: The first is to ask about the ethics of lying; the second is the permissibility and constitutionality of deception in politics.