Northland Poster Collective in Minneapolis has a bumper sticker that reads, “An injury to Juan is an injury to Al.” In a lighthearted way, that twist on the classic labor motto captures the meaning behind a resolution adopted at the 2007 Internation
The Star Tribune reports that the public has no way of knowing whether Minnesota’s JOBZ program is effective at creating jobs in the state’s economically distressed areas.
Beth Hawkins recently wrote a detailed and incisive news article for MinnPost regarding the current state of affairs between the Minneapolis Public Schools and the teachers union, raising the possibility of a damaging strike.
While there are a var
Despite the busy holidays, readers took time to comment on recent MinnPost stories and posts. Here’s a selection of their opinions.
There is nothing secret about the shape of a final peace agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians.
The outlines have been known for a long time — too long.
There were lots of thoughtful comments this week on topics ranging from culturally diverse schools to religion’s role in politics. Here’s a selection of reader comment:
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When he announced initiatives for military members, their families and veterans for the state’s 2008 legislative session, Gov.
Mitt Romney, Republican presidential candidate, gave a speech recently about how his faith would inform him if he became the nation’s first Mormon president. Not since 1960, when John F.
MinnPost readers had lots to say about recent stories and posts, so here’s another installment in our periodic round-ups of interesting comments.
“Bible Self-Defense” is the aptly titled series of community courses that wrap up this week in the Twin Cities. They’re designed for those who want to learn more about standing up for the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.
In the last few weeks, marine biologists working in Papua, New Guinea, spoke about the need to ban fishing in certain parts of the ocean hard-hit by rising temperatures.
At DFL Senate forums, the crowd favorite isn’t hard to pick out.
St. Paul’s city budget — and the taxes and other revenues necessary to pay for it — has been in the news a lot lately.
Minority students hold the key to Minnesota’s future. The Citizens League of Minnesota’s 2004 report, “Trouble on the Horizon,” offered several statistics:
By John Fitzgerald
It’s a phrase that would have chilled our parents and grandparents.
The recent state economic forecast confirms what Minnesotans already are feeling in their pocketbooks. The state’s economy is weakening with no immediate signs of a turnaround.
Check out the first of our occasional round-ups of readers’ thought-provoking comments about recent MinnPost.com stories and posts:
For a decade now, Minnesota has pursued a risky fiscal experiment.
It began in 1999 with large and permanent tax cuts mostly for top-tier households, and continued with deep budget cuts and disinvestment in our once highly regarded education, trans
Most certainly, this is an example of what Shelby Steele, author of “A Dream Deferred: The Second Betrayal of Black Freedom in America,” calls “redemptive liberalism”:
According to the Star Tribune, Hopkins High School, like many second-ring subur