While polling may be informative, it is also manipulative, and potentially destructive to American politics. For many reasons, the media should stop polling and also stop reporting on polls.
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The effects of siphoning the water of the Mississippi toward other states could alleviate some of the shortages out West, but result in drastic effects on the ecosystem here and in time create new shortages and issues for those living in the Midwest.
I myself, I’m a Minnesotan who is more than ready to step up to vote for a multiracial democracy and a safer climate future.
The progress our state has made towards our clean energy goals is worth celebrating, but it’s just the beginning.
Paul Wellstone was not a social do-gooder who believed in heaven on earth; he understood that, in his words, to “build a better earth on earth” you needed to exercise power by building the coalitions.
More than 2,000 businesses, including a number of large enterprises … have joined a movement called “Time to Vote” … encouraging employees to vote through paid time off, a no meetings workday and resources for mail-in ballots and early voting.
While 3M claims its contributions are for helping “to advance (its) mission of improving every life,” Minnesotans must ask: How do false, dog-whistle ads improve our lives?
World Without Genocide will hold a webinar, open to all, on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, called “The Last Train to Auschwitz.”
By keeping the Patriot team nickname, the school formerly known as Patrick Henry High School could keep an important link to its past alive.
While federal benefits programs can help low-income individuals meet their basic needs and mitigate the effects of poverty, for many Minnesotans, especially Black, Indigenous, and people of color households, the costs of these basic needs are too high to be offset by federal assistance programs.
Sadly, city council decided to agree with the few over the many and give developers and “affordable housing providers” the handouts they were asking for.
The term is not unearned valor or fake valor. It’s stolen valor because the theft diminishes the valor of those who actually experienced combat.
I am not at all surprised that youth resort to interpersonal violence when their entire lives are consumed by violence. Popular discourse inadequately reduces their lived experiences to individual poor choices, we leave no room for real solutions.
For families and individuals in the bottom half of U.S. households economically, the American Rescue Plan massively helped, and in many cases, saved lives.
Greater Minnesotans, or Winonans, do not live with a deficit mindset. Rather, they value their access to quality education, pristine public lands, and a vibrant arts culture and community.
For if Black political participation is seen as a loss of political power to white Americans, then we are ultimately doomed to a fate of both “base hypocrisy” and tyranny, even as young Abraham Lincoln prophesied over 150 years ago.
Let’s look for decision makers who are willing to put in the hard work to create policies that work for both urban and rural, so that this perceived urban-rural divide goes away.
Whether the rural-urban divide is real or a myth, all Minnesotans would be well served by learning more about how urban and rural communities need each other to function and prosper.
Instead of pitting rural against urban, we’d be better off focusing on how the two sectors are interdependent.