THINGS PEOPLE SAY | Readers sound off on RNC protests
by Jay Gabler, TC Daily Planet
“You anarchists never learn.”
“It’s always easy to sit and talk shit until it’s your house being raided.”
-comments on “Police break down doors in nighttime raid on anarchist meeting”
Religious Right Watch: Sarah Palin at a glance
by Andy Birkey, Minnesota Independent
Gov. Sarah Palin isn’t talking about her faith — or anything else, for that matter, in the last few days — but that hasn’t stopped the media from digging into her religious background, which has been hailed by the religious right as moving social conservatives to support Sen. John McCain. Palin certainly hits all the high notes on issues concerning the religious right. But while that support from the religious right has been huge, Palin has also suffered some criticism from members of the pro-family movement.
Oregon paper mill union leaders denied meeting by MN mill owner
by Steve Share, Minneapolis Labor Review
Oregon’s Willamette Valley is a long way from the shores of Lake Minnetonka, lined by the palatial homes of Minnesota’s wealthiest business leaders. Nonetheless, two union leaders from United Steelworkers Local 1189 from Halsey, Oregon traveled all the way to Minnesota last week seeking a meeting with Patrick C. Halloran, head of Wayzata Investment Partners, a private equity firm that purchased their plant in June.
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For the love of ghettoblasters
by Melissa Slachetka, Arts Orbit
Come out to Club Jager this Saturday night and experience a tribute event like no other. Some of the best DJs in the area will gather to take part in a celebration of Radio Raheem—the character from Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing (1989) who walks around with a boom box playing Public Enemy’s “Fight the Power”—and his entire era.
What would you do if you saw your nation going fascist?
by Gary G. Kohls, MD, From the Soapbox
Okay, so you call yourself a patriot. But what exactly do you mean by that?
MIA to borrow some real good art from the Louvre
by Jay Gabler, Arts Orbit
This morning the Minneapolis Institute of Arts announced that in just over a year, it will play host to the traveling exhibit The Louvre and the Masterpiece, a show featuring art drawn from all eight of the legendary French museum’s departments.
Ramadan, the holiest and most personal month of the year
by Shazad Juman, Cabbages and Kings
Ramadan, which is underway right now, is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar and observed by Muslims who fast from sunrise to sunset.