Commentary

Rep. Dean Phillips: Clean up our campaign finance system

Editor's note: Tuesday is the 10th anniversary of the United States Supreme Court's Citizens United decision.  When I speak to groups visiting Washington, D.C. or...

Measuring progress among black Americans since Dr. King’s death

On Apr. 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, while assisting striking sanitation workers. Back then, over a half century...

America’s public schools seldom bring rich and poor together — and...

More than five decades after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., many carry on his legacy through the struggle for racially integrated schools....

Daily Reformer: Klobuchar’s trouble on the home front

Good afternoon!  Happy early voting day!  Read Aaron Booth’s Minnesota presidential primary primer, filled with recent polling and data-rich maps. It should give you a decent...

The answer to refugee-baiting? Minnesotanness.

I often joke that my graduate studies in anthropology became a life skill when I moved to Minnesota. The classic tools of the discipline...

Daily Reformer: Biden’s Irish grief & Gazelka lets his hair down

Good morning! Exclusive on the Reformer: Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka gave an interview in November to Andrew Wommack, a televangelist with very conservative politics...

Daily Reformer: Klobuchar takes credit for Minnesota civic activism

Good morning!  New this morning: In an unsurprising hit to the presidential campaign of Sen. Amy Klobuchar, TakeAction Minnesota has endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders for...

Price transparency alone won’t keep health care costs down

Surveys consistently show that affordability of healthcare is a top issue that Americans want their elected officials to address. The United States spends twice...

Daily Reformer: Who will be the next Senate minority leader?

“You think they're going to take down one of their own when they have this reapportionment coming?”

Welcome to the Minnesota Reformer

Our family visited the Minnesota History Center last weekend, and I was struck by the simple power of an exhibit showing a tiny prairie...
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