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Good News For Residents Of Reality: Michele Bachmann Will Not Be Running For Re-Election

Ding dong! Ring the bells out!

U.S. Representative Michele Bachmann, who has a liberal legislative score of ZERO and a right wing legislative score of 83%, will not be running for re-election in 2014!

Bachmann’s erratic behavior and extremist ideology were a heavy political burden to start with, but she could not keep her wacky [...]

Watching Equality of Marriage Rights In The 2012 Election

It would be nice if the initiative in Minnesota were voted down, and the other initiatives were approved, but such a result would not be ideal. The legal rights of American citizens shouldn’t be approved or discarded by voters. They’re constitutionally established, not a matter for popular referenda. [...]

Oil And Oil Dispersant Found In Pelican Eggs Hatching In Minnesota

Pelicans in Minnesota are laying eggs contaminated with crude oil and the oil spill dispersant Corexit. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill may still be spreading, up to the border with Canada now. [...]

Archbishop Says Depriving Gays Of Rights Is Not Anti-Gay

I’ve been puzzling over how Archbishop John Nienstedt could seriously assert that depriving gays of freedom and equality is not anti-gay. [...]

Friends of the Mississippi Press Pawlenty to Protect Minnesota Water Habitat

There’s something messy and brown seeping into Minnesota politics.

Nearly four years ago, the Minnesota state legislature mandated that the state Department of Natural Resources revise regulations to reduce gigantic docks jutting into rivers and lakes and also to reduce the amount of human sewage flowing into Minnesota waters. Since waterfront building regulations were issued [...]

Church Interferes in Election, Withholds Tax Money

Increasingly, churches are openly campaigning for political candidates, serving as political party organizations, and keeping their tax exempt status anyway. [...]

John Piper Clams Up About God As Tornado Hits Baptist Church in Mississippi

When a minor F0 tornado hit a church where gay rights activists had met last summer, Baptist preacher John Piper promptly wrote a 625-word essay explaining to his followers how the tornado was the expression of God’s wrath against gay people. Piper declared that “Jesus Christ controls the wind, including all tornados,” that God will [...]

Religion Motivates Opposition To Keith Ellison

Congressional candidate Lynne Torgerson devotes 6 words to environmental issues, 11 words to her experience with gymnastics, 131 words to the issue of health care reform, and 3,470 words to an essay in which she explains her opposition to radical Islam. [...]

Pawlenty Diverts Veterans Money Into Religious Programs

Who would suspect that a “Support Our Troops” license plate would fund Onward Christian Soldiers? Tim Pawlenty, apparently. He sounds like a George W. Bush of the North. [...]

Amy Klobuchar’s Broken Patriot Act Promise. Minnesota Values?

It’s a funny thing, but I always had heard that Minnesota values included dependability and honesty. When Garrison Keillor talked his talk on Minnesota Public Radio, he always accented the folksy, reliable sincerity of Minnesotans. I’d thought that in Minnesota, a promise made would be a promise kept. But Senator Amy Klobuchar is eroding my [...]

Amy Klobuchar's Broken Patriot Act Promise. Minnesota Values?

It’s a funny thing, but I always had heard that Minnesota values included dependability and honesty. When Garrison Keillor talked his talk on Minnesota Public Radio, he always accented the folksy, reliable sincerity of Minnesotans. I’d thought that in Minnesota, a promise made would be a promise kept. But Senator Amy Klobuchar is eroding my [...]