Federal dollars should create jobs, not plug budget potholes

This past week found Minnesota state and local government officials scrambling for ways to use federal economic rescue funds to plug budget shortfalls to more thoughtful pausing to reflect on best wayMORE »

What did they say? Gang-bang packages and foo foo dust

Politicians make some over-the-top remarks from time to time, and last week a few quotes at the state capitol left MORE »

VOICES | Education standards neither met nor paid

State policymakers are talking out of both sides of their mouths.MORE »

Things we carried

About a year ago, I asked the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotan’s Executive Director, Kao Ly Ilean Her, to write a story for a diversity newsletter I was working on for a corporate client.MORE »

Making the case for biofuels during hard times

Anyone who has glanced at a newspaper headline or listened to the news in recent months understands just how bad the recession has become.MORE »
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