On The Trail with the Fighting 41st
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Fifty years ago I picked up a copy of Look magazine, which had in it photographs taken during the just completed voyage of Apollo 8 to the moon. Look magazine was the “also-ran” to the more famous Life magazine, both being large glossy magazines full of color...
When I was in 7th grade in the public school I attended in the South, I was targeted for bullying – and worse – for being gay. Thing is, I wasn’t gay. Not then. Not now. But I was somehow “different”, mostly because I was an unathletic bookworm. (The best picture of...
By Phillip Wynn, SD 41 member The last two years have been an overwhelming trial for many Americans. It began with the surprising, and disastrous, election of a sociopathic criminal to the highest office in the land, a man – if we dare dignify him by such a term – as...
By Jonathan Rehlander Unless you were the bully in grade school, you had at least one kid growing up that made school miserable sometimes. They would tease you, trip you, threaten to beat you up after school. There was an apprehension that came when you would see...
A common political tactic when under siege is to muddy the waters and throw confusion on everything. This is a tactic that is being employed now in Washington, D.C.; there are two major situations brewing and both need our action and attention. While Deputy Attorney...
Today is a day of reflection; it is a day when we mourn lives lost, family and friends who were taken from us in horrible ways. Beyond that, it is a time to look at how that day changed our country and ourselves. Our nation's reaction to 9/11 changed the world. It...
Primaries are over! Not all my candidates won, and I’m betting that not all of yours did either. But Minnesota saw an amazing election turnout, and we can now shift the focus from ourselves to our actual opponents. As a newcomer to the senate district DFL, I have been...
I feel so many things right now; helpless, enraged, sick at heart, outraged, defeated, and energized to name a few. I’m a parent and a human being so when I hear about families being ripped apart my empathy meter goes off the charts and I feel like I need to act...
The Minnesota legislative session closed recently with lots of finger-pointing, and surprise, surprise… bad-faith negotiating from the Republican House and Senate. Election season will now get moving in earnest, but we Democrats may have to fight hard this summer to...
Ninety-Nine Percent Paulsen (leaked communication from the Committee to Elect Republicans to Congress)
Dear Erik, That’s the branding me and the boys on the committee have come up with for your part in a new campaign initiative we’ve cooked up. This initiative should make it a lot easier for Republican candidates this election year who, like you, are afraid to hold...
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