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Earlier this month, the headlines began to appear that made the Democratic Party poohbahs weak at the knees. “Sanders becomes Dem frontrunner,” claimed the D.C.-based political magazine, The … more
Can Minnesota find a way to protect wild rice, and, perhaps, save ourselves in the process? It’s a question that’s particularly relevant with the Legislature back in session. For the past … more
There was a time when some politicians in this country stood up to corporate America. They were progressive and truly populist, and believed that the government had a role to play in ensuring that … more
Now we know why the Trump administration has been so intent on reshaping America’s courts. For more than a century, governmental decisions have for the most part been made based on facts and law. … more
This past week, Sen. Bernie Sanders introduced a health care bill that includes a transition over several years to a fully single-payer “Medicare-for-all” system of health insurance in the U.S. … more
Betty Firth’s column on dogs and cats states the obvious: golden retrievers have more cognitive capacity than do cats (full disclosure: I’ve lived with golden retrievers all my life). She then … more
For the past several years, the finances of the city of Tower have been virtually unknown to the public and were of little apparent interest to members of the city council. Last year, when the … more
As reported in the Dec. 7 edition of the Timberjay, Interior Department notes and memoranda from 1965 and 1966, provide extraordinary insight into the discussions that led federal officials to issue … more
Enacting massive funding cuts to Minnesota’s schools and local government. Denying affordable health care access to hundreds of thousands of the state’s working class residents. Refusing hundreds … more
We may now understand why the state’s Pollution Control Agency spent more than three decades studiously ignoring a state sulfate standard designed to protect wild rice. The standard— the … more
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