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Kosovo and an eight-syllable word

Join me in a thought journey from a specific to the cosmic.Kosovo, a territory about the size of Connecticut, just declared its independence from Serbia. The Americans, Brits, French and Germans recognized it.

Democrats desperately seeking today’s Badger vote

By G.R. Anderson Jr. | Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008 Local Obama supporters are making border crossings, and the Clintonites are hitting the phones in anticipation of today’s Wisconsin primary. In a virtual toss-up, could their efforts make a difference?

NWA-Delta merger means a triple whammy for state

By Kevin Featherly | Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008
The long-rumored merger is producing flights of anxiety for political leaders, workers and travelers.

Satellite shoot-’em-up has skeptics up in arms

By Sharon Schmickle
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008 Shooting a spy satellite out of the sky might actually be easier for the United States than convincing skeptics that the nation is not doing it to gain advantage in a futuristic space-arms race.

How Clinton’s Hispanic advantage dissipates in Texas

Looking past this week’s Wisconsin primary and Hawaii caucuses, the big March 4 contests in Ohio (161 Dem delegates at stake) and Texas (228!) are, by universal agreement, the next big events in the Clinton-Obama contest. Sen.

Wisconsin trial heat shows Obama lead over McCain

On the eve of the Wisconsin primary, SurveyUSA jumped ahead to my obsession: trial heats comparing how Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama match up against John McCain in a hypothetical general-election contest in key swing states.

Where have all the polls gone?

By Chris Ison and Rob Daves | Monday, Feb. 18, 2008
News organizations in Minnesota are doing fewer political polls. That’s one reason why there were so many surprises coming out of the state on Super Tuesday.

Dance that dares: Any place can be a stage

By Linda Shapiro | Monday, Feb. 18, 2008
A growing number of experimental artists definitely dance to a different tune and muse in unlikely venues, even their basements and backyards in the Twin Cities.