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Doug Rossinow

Doug Rossinow

Doug Rossinow is professor of history at Metro State University in St. Paul, and the author of many works, including "The Reagan Era: A History of the 1980s," published in 2015.

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If you detest what DeSantis is doing to academic freedom in Florida, look no further than Hamline

By: - January 11, 2023

Liberals are aghast at Gov. Ron DeSantis’s attacks on academic freedom in Florida’s public education system. He is placing sworn enemies of “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” (DEI) — the current term for the idealistic project of making America’s institutions not only progressive but actively antiracist — in positions of power over his state’s public colleges […]

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How Minnesota Democrats reversed their fortunes

By: - December 20, 2022

Minnesota’s DFL party used to be sad. They lost five straight gubernatorial elections between 1990 and 2006, and they were a party in decay. I remember the pathetic election night interviews where Democrats would say, “Let’s wait for the Iron Range vote to come in.” Good luck with that. So how did the DFL turn […]

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Will Minnesota Republicans get tired of losing?

By: - November 16, 2022

The fish rots from the head down, it might appear. The Minnesota GOP’s disastrous choice of Scott Jensen as their gubernatorial nominee this year seemed an unavoidable drag on their statewide slate of candidates. He drew 44.6% of the vote in what was supposed to be a great Republican year. Long before Election Day, Jensen […]