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MN Blog Cabin Roundup, 1/11

Bakk-Brodkorb broadside, Brodkorb on Downey, Obermuller considering second run, AP goes to sponsored tweets, the future of blogging, and Jersualem eats.

Will there be payback for the Bakk Brodkorb broadside?

from Wry Wing Politics by Joe Loveland

If Bakk insists on using the Brodkorb suit as his rationale for the Republican payroll cuts, that rationale may well be used against him or his party some day.

Co-chair of Kurt Bills’ disastrous U.S. Senate campaign & losing State Senate candidate now running for MN GOP chairman

from by Michael Brodkorb

Republicans have seen Downey’s leadership and political judgement at the helm of a statewide campaign and it was a disaster. Turning the keys to a major political party to him is allowing history to be repeated. 

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Mike Obermueller leaving a second run option open — wide open

from mnpACT! Progressive Political Blog by Dave Mindeman

Whether or not Mike Obermueller runs again is still not a given, but he is actively engaging us to improve the DFL chances in 2014. That’s action worth the effort.

AP sponsored tweet model: New trend for media companies?

from Communications Conversations by Arik Hanson

What’s the big deal, you say? Sponsored tweets happen every day. Yes, but not by a national news organization. According to this Nieman post, a few media outlets have explored this kind of new advertising opportunity in the past, including the Hartford Current and the New Orleans Times Picayune.

Andrew Sullivan and the future of blogging

from Theoblogy by Tony Jones

Last week, premier blogger Andrew Sullivan announced that his online real estate, The Dish, would be moving away from ad-driven hosts (he’s been with TIME, The Atlantic, and, most recently, The Daily Beast/Newsweek). He’s asking for an annual contribution of $20, and in less than a week, he’s raised half of the $900,000 budget that he needs.

Jerusalem: A masterpiece of Israeli and Palestinian cooking

by Sally Abrams on TCJewfolk

The last thing you want to do is avoid objects in the Middle East because if you are going to try to avoid areas of dispute then you are going to end up cooking nothing. Better to face it head on and deal with it, and do your own version. Even in the book we don’t try to pacify anyone. The idea is we do what we like most and you can take it or leave it. People need to be less careful and just enjoy what there is to offer, but offer it in a very respectful way.