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It's easy to frame the fight over SOPA and PIPA as Hollywood vs. Silicon Valley - two huge industries clashing over whose voice should dictate the future of Internet policy - but it's absolutely wrong. The bills are dead, thanks to widespread protest.

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 9:05pm

Minnesota legislators should learn to do their jobs and not take the easy way out with constitutional amendments, such as a supermajority requirement of a three-fifth majority for tax increases.

Thu, 02/09/2012 - 5:28pm

As Minnesota's Legislature ponders the intricacies of getting a new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings built, and how to pay for it, the issue of increasing gambling revenues keeps coming up.

Wed, 02/08/2012 - 5:35pm

WASHINGTON - The 2012 U.S. elections could be the most exciting and consequential in years. In Wisconsin, we might be looking at political Armageddon. Wisconsin is a swing state in the presidential race. There is a wide-open contest for the U.S.

Wed, 02/08/2012 - 5:34pm

Minnesota's divided and contentious politics have led some clever lawmakers to suggest the seductive idea of empowering the people to make decisions where their representatives cannot by offering a buffet-style smorgasbord of constitutional amendments.

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 6:25pm

For the first time in years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture last week reworked nutrition rules for school meals. The effort was billed as a step in the fight against childhood obesity, and part of Michelle Obama's pet Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 6:44pm

There's nothing like wolves and cougars to get people worked up. In Minnesota, both topics have stirred emotions recently. The DNR announced a hunting season on wolves with a target of killing 400 per year.

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 5:52pm

Debt projections released Tuesday by the Congressional Budget Office illustrate three fiscal paths: dangerous, dumb and smart.

Wed, 02/01/2012 - 5:43pm

Developments involving the Minnesota Vikings' push for a new stadium continue to pile up faster than points in an NFL Pro Bowl. In other words, a lot.

Tue, 01/31/2012 - 7:51pm

President Obama's decision this month to install executive-branch nominees without the advice and consent of the Senate continues to be fodder for an intense and legitimate debate.

Sun, 01/29/2012 - 9:10pm