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Why we take a stand on anti-immigrant language

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

Voice of religious progressives needs to be heard to win GLBT rights

“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.

How about a presidential debate on science?

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.

A business compass to spur the state economy

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.

Hopkins High flap more about liberal guilt than helping students

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