Commentary

Just like a century ago, there’s a class war in rural...

Across Minnesota we hear the cannon fire of a culture war. Burgeoning resentments spill into our politics, creating entrenched factions that dig in even...

How our “Bad Cops” story came to be, and why it’s...

This morning the Minnesota Reformer published a significant story on the Minneapolis Police Department’s failure to discipline its worst officers, which winds up costing...

The heads-I-win, tails-you-lose arguments of the City Council’s opponents on police...

When first voting on several amendments to next cycle’s Minneapolis budget, City Council members were forewarned by opponents that their proposals pertaining to the...

Georgia senators in runoff sow distrust of Georgia’s own election system

For coverage of the important Georgia U.S. Senate runoff election, follow the Reformer's sister publication, Georgia Recorder.   The state of Texas has filed a disrespectful,...

The political glass ceiling has been cracked, but the shards can...

After Kamala Harris became vice president-elect, a popular meme circulated on social media showing her wearing a pair of sneakers. The meme bore the...

‘1619 Project’ creator Nikole Hannah-Jones talks George Floyd, the legacy of...

Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, creator of the "The 1619 Project" at The New York Times, joined Minnesota's Center for Economic Inclusion during the organization's annual...

Black America is over-policed and under-protected

The University of Minnesota Center for Urban and Regional Affairs recently released a report detailing the "over-policed and under-protected" experience of residents of north...

The morality of canceling student debt

President-elect Joe Biden promised to forgive at least some student debt during his campaign, and he now supports immediately canceling $10,000 per borrower as...

Industrial meat agriculture is threatening our 10,000 lakes. (And it’s closer...

Whenever I travel outside of Minnesota, the people I meet often comment on the state’s 10,000 lakes. I like to inform them that, contrary...

Wanna know where you can get clean energy? We’re tryin’ to...

Joe Biden’s recent election is a relief for environmentalists everywhere. Even though this victory may slow environmental devastation, it certainly won’t stop it. Recognizing...

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