Since 1995, despite repeated requests to the Minnesota Legislature, the share of the state’s General Fund committed to higher education has fallen by 47%.
It’s rather a suitable irony that the Red’s property would become a home for Listening House, also an organization that has survived for decades despite seemingly all forces arrayed against it.
Non-profits – even when they realize it’s an imperative – rarely do or are willing to innovate.
It is time for our state and our nation to reverse this long, shameful, discriminatory history by fully restoring the vote to former felons who have completed their sentences and are back in our communities.
Gallup data show President Biden’s approval rating is right in line with recent history.
Fundamentally, the root cause of today’s challenges to project construction is that Hennepin County skewed the route selection process to ensure that the light rail transit would travel through the Kenilworth corridor and not through the Uptown area, even though the latter had more dense population, a greater number of transit-dependent residents, and a greater number of jobs than Kenilworth.
Our current system of financing much of higher education with student loan debt lacks sufficient financial incentive to control costs. Making the university the guarantor of student loans would provide that incentive.
Columnist Eric Black recommends a YouTube video of U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin destroying the Electoral College.
As a white person, I have the responsibility to examine my white privilege and understand how it intersects with our shared path forward on climate change.
The true story of becoming an ordained minister in the span of 10 minutes.
Who was the only presidential candidate to win the national popular vote in three and exactly three consecutive presidential elections?
For well over a century, the small staircase connected people across St. Paul’s social and physical geography, attracting everyone from locals to tourists to joggers to Cathedral Hill’s fluctuating unhoused community.
Black parents in Minnesota must become their children’s first teachers if they wish to close our growing achievement gap.
Overall, 38 states and Washington, D.C. operate regulatory regimes, commonly called “certificate of need” programs. Defenders of the scheme claim it is necessary to maintain balance. But the COVID-19 pandemic shows the true score.
Advocates of the master plan called the MPRB’s Sept. 7 action the “final vote on Hiawatha.” Well, perhaps by the MPRB, but not the final vote on the project.
In a recent campaign ad, Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Jensen props up a baby and calls out Gov. Tim Walz on “weaponizing the issue” of abortion.
Columnist Eric Black laments a Washington Post report showing only seven of 19 Republican nominees in closely watched statewide races committed to accepting the outcome if they lost.
Over its 20-year mine plan, PolyMet would produce 15.8 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent pollution, more than 10 million tons from burning fossil fuels.
Eric Black writes, “The experience of the Trump presidency and the number of ways he found to try to steal the office for four more years in 2020 make it vital that we candidly face the elements of the crazy, overly-complicated system of sort-of democracy under which we govern ourselves.”
Trump’s careless conduct regarding presidential records infringes on the public’s ability to learn from its own history.