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Daily Reformer: The Baltimore cautionary tale

Good morning. For Daily Reformer in your in-box, sign up here.  Minneapolis shooting victims are adding up — more than 90 since May 26, including at...

Daily Reformer: A deal on police reform that both sides can...

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Daily Reformer: The world is watching, senators

The Minnesota state Senate debated police and criminal justice reform for 12 hours Tuesday and with the world watching came away with minimalist, CYA...

As the pandemic marches on, so does the Trump administration’s war...

As the COVID-19 crisis continues in Minnesota and across the country, the Trump administration and Republican lawmakers are still working to take accessible health...

Go big or go home: A massive infrastructure bill would benefit...

As the Legislature moves toward an anticipated special session this week, two things are abundantly clear: Minnesota needs a big infrastructure bill — known in...

Daily Reformer: All politics is national

Good morning.  A blessed change of subject from the pandemic, police brutality and arson: The Minnesota Legislature.  Gov. Tim Walz is expected to call the Legislature...

Daily Reformer: Abolish the police message #fail

Hello! Sign up to get Daily Reformer right to your in-box here. Joe Scarborough: “Defunding the police is actually a code word for many people...

Daily Reformer: “Abolish” police movement has momentum, but what is it?

Good morning. Sign up for Daily Reformer here.  A veto-proof majority of the Minneapolis City Council signed a pledge to “begin the process of ending...

As a Black man who lived through the ’60s I know...

George Floyd’s killing demanded protest.  Minneapolis Police Department officers Derek Chauvin and his accomplices Thomas Lane, Tou Thao, and J. Alexander Kuengsworn — since fired and...

COVID-19 and the deadly logic of efficiency in meatpacking and elder...

It is estimated that 80 percent of COVID-19 related the deaths in Minnesota have been linked to long term care facilities for the aged, and in six...
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