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Not fun being a rural Democrat these days

Have you been harassed because of your political beliefs? Tell us about it: [email protected] For the past four months, the Lyon County chapter of the...

In the courtroom and in politics, when you got nothing, you...

A recent Minnesota Reformer piece cited Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” — when you ain’t got nothing you got nothing to lose —...

Please look out for small businesses owned by women of color

When I opened my business, The Nail Bar, in June last year, I never could have anticipated the challenges that would come just a...

How practical wisdom can help us deal with the stress of...

A version of this article originally appeared in the Behavioral Scientist, a magazine that examines the world through the science of human behavior. The stress...

Democracy may be boring and frustrating, but it’s what we’ve got,...

Democracy is boring. There are a lot of rules. Policy is weedsy. Electioneering is repetitive. And there are way too many meetings. Democracy includes a...

Hiring people with disabilities can pay big dividends

This is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and, yes, awareness months can feel inauthentic and forced, but I can’t think of a better and...

The youth speak: It’s time oil companies were held accountable for...

We’re youth pushing for climate justice and a healthy future for everyone. Scientists at leading fossil fuel companies have known for decades that their products...

When considering park encampments, consider the neighborhood and its people, too

As with Powderhorn Park and others around Minneapolis, the encampment at Peavey Park was portrayed as a “sanctuary” for the homeless, and there was...

Focusing on individual achievement favors the upper class

A version of this article originally originally appeared in the Behavioral Scientist, a magazine that examines the world through the science of human behavior. When...

Analysis: The Great Recession vs. the pandemic recession — women are...

We can already see parallels between the COVID-19 recession and the Great Recession that followed the housing crisis and financial crisis of 2008-09.   The Great...
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