Michele Bachmann, Queen of the Extreme, brings in the big bucks with her far right, religiously fundamentalist agenda. And Erik Paulsen votes with Bachmann 93% of the time.
To the children and adults who visit Leonardo's Basement, it is filled with anything but junk. The items strewn around the open space range from the inside of a deconstructed baby grand piano to components more usually found in a computer store.
In a democracy the majority wins. At the dawn of the Republic, John Adams warned about "the tyranny of the majority."
I've been awed by all the changes of heart that are taking place; I've witnessed it happen in conversations I've had, and my fellow activists have witnessed it in their own conversations. Here are three such conversations I've heard about just this week.
Bikes can be used both as a means of transportation and as a way to enjoy a sunny afternoon exploring the local area, but for a group of young adults in Minneapolis, Minnesota, they are providing much more than that thanks to Full Cycle.
Teen Intern says it's still worth making these calls, because every now and then, maybe every 20th conversation, a "yes" vote turns into a "no" vote. The universe is a mysterious place, and anything might yet happen here in this wonderful state I call home.
While electoral politics tends to suck the oxygen out of the room (and apparently out of many people's brains) in these last few weeks before an election, a number of U.S. citizens committed to ending the wars took to the streets this week.
Minnesotans United for All Families says we need to have 200,000 conversations in October if we are to win, and that we broke a record by having 10,000 conversations recorded last week. So unless things ramp up amazingly fast, it appears that we are going to lose this thing. That upsets me.
Would Butter be a funnier movie if Michele Bachmann were still at the center of the American political conversation?
Not only was the lake gorgeous, but there were people everywhere -- walking, running, skating, cross-country skiing, playing hockey, chasing dogs -- ignoring the cold. I was smitten. I had found my people.
Everyone's a headline writer on Twitter. Technology mainstreamed words the way cheap, mass-manufactured automobiles made everyone a driver. Who, these days, needs a livery cab?
Even though the idea started from one loving gesture towards one person, it has grown to affect countless lives and bring happiness to people across the globe.
The most basic act of voter education and persuasion as the anti-gay-marriage amendment approaches in Minnesota is to walk around in a T-shirt that says, "Vote No: Don't Limit the Freedom to Marry." Here are 10 pointers on how this shirt can have the greatest effect on voters.
We're hopping in cars, mounting bikes and clambering aboard tour busses. One way or another, this is the season for "leaf-peeping." Luckily, New England doesn't have a monopoly on this impressive annual show, so, hit the road to check out a dozen of the best across the U.S.!
I've agreed to be the "Vote No: Don't Limit the Freedom to Marry" yard sign distributor for my neighborhood. I'm doing this because it makes me feel safer to see the signs when I'm driving around. It helps me know where allies live, close by. It helps me remember that I'm not alone.
This past week, Augsburg College became the second Minnesota institution to openly oppose a freedom-limiting constitutional amendment that would define marriage as between one man and one woman.