The 2018 midterm election was the first step in a majoritarian pushback against the authoritarian impulses of Trumpism.
A major spill could devastate water supplies, including wild rice beds, flooding those with industrial chemicals. How much of the enormous cleanup Minnesota would be left footing the bill for is unknown.
A proud and progressive DFLer, Rukavina stood up for the little guy — the working stiffs, the seniors, and the students, trying to make life a little easier.
A life-saving drug should not cost so much that people are dying because they can’t afford it.
Warren MacKenzie was the Bernie Sanders of ceramics. He was a populist. He was honest and opinionated. He wanted the fruit of his labor to be everywhere, accessible and affordable.
Minnesota needs a plan to do better. It must recognize the complexity of mental illness, and quit pretending violence is its only face.
Many who found Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s language about President Trump to be vulgar and unacceptable were nearly apoplectic when she forcefully defended her description.
Public opinion appears to show it may be prudent for Democrats to agree to the $5 billion for President Donald Trump’s wall, in exchange for urgent relief needed for several million undocumented immigrants.
While the focus going into the session has been Gov. Tim Walz’s plan to raise the gas tax to pay for long-term infrastructure maintenance to roads, bridges, and highways, four or five other taxes could shape the session and complicate the gas tax debate.
In 2019, we must recognize gun control for the urgent issue it has become, support legislation that ensures people who own guns are qualified, and withdraw support from weapons that can only be abused.
Why aren’t we all addressing climate change at each meal by skipping the meat?
The U.S. government is taking deplorable action that will reduce women’s willingness to come forward and will increase men’s impunity for sexual crimes against women.
We must make it clear to Minnesota lawmakers that early childhood support must continue to be a top priority for our state.
If the upcoming Minnesota Legislature is looking for value-added programs to support and fund, increasing appropriations for the Good Food Access Fund is a good place to start.
Christmas was a grim time for Puerto Ricans last year. This year, they will celebrate not just Christmas but also their fortitude.
It’s time for Minnesota to do more to protect against domestic violence homicides.
The Paid Family and Medical Leave Act can help small businesses walk the tightrope between ensuring we cover our bottom line and taking good care of our staff.
Meeting our carbon-reduction goal can go in many different directions, so it’s critical now that the PUC and state government protect the public interest. This may be no easy task.
Minnesota’s budget forecast documents are clear: “Expenditure estimates must not include an allowance for inflation.” Imagine, a directive to deceive the public.
The 2040 Plan requires that Minneapolis rewrite its Climate Action Plan to put the city on a concrete path to complete carbon neutrality by 2050.