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Firefox and Opera meet the big bad Web

Mozilla’s Firefox and Opera Software’s Opera are making a little bit of history this week with new security features, for which the developers deserve our gratitude.

Could PiPress adopt owner’s ‘Quick Read’ concept?

Media News, which owns the Pioneer Press, is exploring Monday-Tuesday papers with shorter stories and fewer pages in several markets. The PiPress isn’t among them, but there’s more to the story.
By David Brauer

Pieces on Ron Paul, Mike Hatch elicit comments

Ron Paul’s snubbing by the GOP, Mike Hatch’s era in the Minnesota attorney general’s office, persistent racism and Arne Carlson’s take on this year’s legislative session were among the issues prompting MinnPost readers’ recent comments… 

‘They will come after you’

The many lawyers who shared with MinnPost their experiences in former Attorney General Mike Hatch’s office say they’re very fearful that he and his successor, Lori Swanson, will find a way to retaliate and punish them — though the actual damage done

How favoritism fueled a TV news fracas

Assault and trespassing charges still hang in the air following a TV news scuffle at an Arabic charter school last week. What fueled the tinderbox? Favoritism. By David Brauer 

Has thinking, like jobs, been outsourced?

Following the lead of pernicious corporations that outsource jobs, some Americans have begun to outsource their thinking. Read more… By Michael Fedo 

Just when I thought nothing could faze me …

As a middle-aged African-American woman, I thought nothing could surprise me anymore when it comes to racial insensitivity. I was wrong. Something happened the other day that knocked me for a loop. Read more… By Delma J. Francis 

Prices at pump soar again, but don’t blame gas taxes

As we fill up for the Memorial Day weekend, should we blame this unhappy state of affairs on Minnesota’s rising gas tax? Sure, if it makes you feel better. Read more… By Dave Beal 

Here’s how to make Minnesota a better place

How would young people make Minnesota a better place to live? That’s the question a group called Students Speak Out put to members of Generation Y as part of a video-blogging contest to celebrate Minnesota’s 150 years of statehood. 

Franken gears up with hiring of campaign manager

The Franken for Senate campaign became a little more traditional today with the announcement that Stephanie Schriock will become  campaign manager in early June.

The new St. Kate’s: Evolution of a name

What’s in a name change? For the College (soon to be University) of St. Catherine, not much, at least not to the casual observer who caught wind of the school’s college-to-university announcement last week. Read more…