I’m writing in response to Jay Weiner’s “Target Center costs go through the green roof” post (Monday, Oct. 27).
Sarah Palin has done a favor for the punditry: She has exposed one of the underlying texts of the conservative movement as concocted by Karl Rove.
Americans agree: Our health-care system needs a serious overhaul.
As Nov. 4 approaches, both parties are in a headlong race to run away from taxes. The result will not be good for the country.
With the cost of the “financial system bailout,” the budget deficit may well reach an astronomical $1 trillion this coming year. That is more than double the deficit for 2008, which totaled over $400 billion.
In an effort to shore up the failing economy we’ve now seen the government pump hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars into corporations in what is either the largest socialization of the free market or the largest raiding of the public trust in h
It is a long-running joke in my family that if you asked Uncle Charlie a question that was even remotely connected to history, you’d better settle in for a long conversation.
“Joe wants to buy the business that he has been in for all of these years, worked 10, 12 hours a day. And he wanted to buy the business but he looked at your tax plan and he saw that he was going to pay much higher taxes.
In general, the wealthier you are, the more you drive. Greater financial resources allow individuals to live farther from work, shopping and entertainment while taking in stride the significant costs of operating a car.
The following is a rabbinic text from 1,500 years ago: When God had decided to create Adam, Rabbi Shimon teaches that the ministering angels broke up into factions. Some of them said; “Create him;” while others said, “Don’t do it.”
It was a hot August day at the Minnesota State Fair in 1992.
The last week has seen McCain/Palin rallies turn ugly. Frustration and anger have boiled over into violent, racially charged comments more akin to Frankenstein villagers than a mainstream political rally.
The past few weeks I’ve watched politicians point fingers and craft hasty (and unsuccessful) solutions to a global economic fiasco. I’ve now lost more than money. I’ve lost confidence in the integrity of our leaders, as well as their willingness t
One encouraging theme — much more “we” and much less “me” — is emerging as Americans and Minnesotans try to sort through the severe economic trauma of the last few weeks.
Election time is nearing, and we may miss important issues buried within the cacophony of the presidential election. Issues that affect you and me, locally, in Minneapolis — where we live.
Although it understandably got lost amidst news of financial collapse on Wall Street, late last month in Minnesota two important proposals for improving public education were released. Gov.
Believe it or not, one of the most striking facts about the U.S. economy over the past 25 years has been the relative stability it has enjoyed — until all hell broke loose the last few months.
Watching Sarah Palin’s charming performance in last week’s debate made us wonder if America shouldn’t restore the monarchy.
When I decided to take on writing the story about women and depression, “Deeper Than Blue,” that appears in this issue of Minnesota Women’s Press, I thought I was pretty well-versed on the topic — but as I began to work on it, I learned that there w
Good government is about fixing problems.