Commentary

New federal sick leave law: Who’s eligible, who’s not and how...

On March 18, President Donald Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act into law. The legislation is an emergency intervention to provide paid leave...

Daily Reformer: Bailouts for all

Good day! (Get Daily Reformer in your in-box!) With all the talk of bailouts of airlines etc., here’s a must read from Tim Wu on...

Daily Reformer: A COVID-19 travelogue

Good morning. (Sign up to receive Daily Reformer to your in-box here.) The Legislature will effectively recess for a month, conducting limited business related to...

COVID-19: Washing our hands is not enough. We need the right...

“It will go away. Just stay calm. Be calm. It’s really working out. A lot of good things are going to happen.” President Trump,...

Daily Reformer: In the absence of federal guidance, governor and private...

Good morning.  Another Reformer EXCLUSIVE. Today Ricardo Lopez reports on the financial and membership problems at AFSCME Council 5, a heavyweight in DFL politics in...

Are you a democratic socialist? You’re like some famous popes.

A popular website claiming to be able to peg a person’s political coordinates informed my oldest son and me that we are both left-leaning...

Daily Reformer: Is the world ending?

Good morning.  Busy day at Reformer HQ.  Scoop: Max Nesterak has tracked at least eight lawsuits around the country in which Target managers say they do...

Daily Reformer: Cancellation of large events in Washington. Coming here?

Good morning! Wow a lot of bills being heard in committee rooms on the Capitol campus today. Capitol readers: Who can tell me which ones...

The virus lays bare a broken political and economic system

The Minnesota Senate’s Republican leader stumbled into the truth this week, like a blindfolded man who hits his head on a fire alarm. When Sen....

Blueprint for a more equitable Minnesota aims for a more inclusive...

We should all be heartened by the launch of a fresh new journalistic voice under a “Minnesota Reformer’’ label. Reform is in the best...
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