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It’s a question of picking the right battles. And while the sentiment behind a campaign to boycott the July 8-9 Basilica Block Party fundraiser is understandable, it’s not the right target for gay rights supporters. The “Say NO to the Basilica Block Party” Facebook campaign had more than 15,...

Mon, 07/04/2011 - 7:49pm

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Wed, 06/29/2011 - 7:02pm

Federal lawmakers never do things easily or simply, something proven true again with recent proposals to eliminate, redirect or in some way reduce about $6 billion in federal ethanol subsidies. While the House and Senate remain far from implementing definitive change, there is merit in the core mess...

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 6:45pm

Two decades ago, if Americans thought about human trafficking at all, it was usually in the context of Russian or Ukrainian girls and young women enslaved and transported for forced prostitution. Thanks to a dedicated band of human rights advocates who have spread the gut-wrenching stories of victim...

Tue, 06/28/2011 - 6:19pm

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Fri, 06/24/2011 - 7:44pm

Most of us are eager and happy to see local businesses succeed and do well. Healthy businesses mean healthy economies and healthy, robust communities with more opportunities for all. But how much are we willing to sacrifice for that? Are we willing to lose a trout stream or other natural resources a...

Thu, 06/23/2011 - 4:22pm

When it comes to pointing fingers and passing blame for the budget stalemate in St. Paul, Gov. Mark Dayton has done well. In fact, it has become for him almost an art form. But the truth of the matter is that if anyone is digging in his heels and not budging in the budget negotiations, it is the gov...

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 8:43pm

   WASHINGTON — Where are the jobs, Gov. Walker?   Scott Walker, the chief executive of Wisconsin, is riding a wave of triumph. The state Supreme Court just upheld his famous crusade to strip collective bargaining rights from public workers. The state Legislature just voted, al...

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 6:47pm

Reports of the death of class-action lawsuits are greatly exaggerated....

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 6:45pm