The fact that Republicans are willing to fire a DFL governor’s Cabinet members for not following Republican directives is genuinely disturbing for the long-term well-being of our state government.
Further regulation of law enforcement is not anti-police and could go a long way toward rebuilding trust between police and the communities they serve.
If Donald Trump’s words on Jan. 6 were the spark that ignited the attack on the Capitol, his dangerous and radicalizing lie about winning the 2020 elections was the fuel that allowed that fire to burn so hot.
The arguments against vote by mail are feeble, its partisan impact is minimal, and we have every reason to expect it will be necessary to keep us all safe come election day.
In 2012 Minnesota became the first state to reject a ban on same-sex marriage. Yet a bill to ban the use of conversion therapy on minors and vulnerable adults failed just this past year.
In response to this summer’s horrifying spate of mass violence, state Sen. Warren Limmer suggested that Republicans hold a hearing dedicated to lecturing lawmakers and advocates on what gun safety laws already exist.
In our politics, it’s important to recognize when we’ve hit bedrock and there’s simply nowhere deeper to go on an issue.
During this last legislative session, Minnesota’s DFL-House passed a bill that could have alleviated the burden of affording at-home care. Unfortunately for families across Minnesota, Republicans let the bill die in the Senate.
Seventy-five years ago this month, the Minnesota Democratic Party joined forces with the Farmer-Labor Party in our state to create the Minnesota DFL.
Prior to the 2014 law a person could vote early, but needed to provide an excuse as to why he or she could not vote on Election Day. With the new system, no excuse is needed.
It’s impossible to recognize this holiday without thinking about the 6,000 young people in Minnesota whose chance at the American Dream may be ripped from their grasp.