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“In the century in which we live, the Democratic Party has received the support of the electorate only when the party, with absolute clarity, has been the champion of progressive and liberal … more
Do you ever have moments when you think, “God I’ve been on this planet for a long time!” When it all seems to swirl in a cyclical frenzy of spring flower pots to enduring sweaty-sticky … more
Listening. It’s really not complicated but most of us are really bad at it most of the time. Sometimes it’s because we’re talking too much, but often it’s because we’re thinking too much … more
A new study produced by Mining Minnesota highlights the major impact of taconite mining on the region’s economy, and contrasts that to what it claims is a much-smaller impact from the tourism … more
I’ve always thought it would be a kick to work with wood and even make some furniture and was fascinated with the unique and often whimsical designs of bent willow rustic furniture…traditional … more
With the collapse, at least for now, of the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, the political focus in Washington has shifted to “tax reform.” Of course, when the GOP controls the … more
Creativity is a topic that is endlessly fascinating to me: how it shows up in our personalities, projects and propensities; how it is nurtured or cultivated; and how it doesn’t show up when you … more
President Trump has repeatedly promised that his alternative to the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, would increase access, lower costs, and provide better health care. Yet the … more
As we all know, there is the lovely side of a story, such as my wedding society column three weeks ago, and then there are the humorous, often less lovely, details that surround an event. I covered … more
Give Jason Metsa credit for starting a debate that most legislators would rather not touch— legalization of marijuana for personal use in Minnesota. Metsa, a Virginia DFLer, is proposing to put the … more
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