Commentary

It’s never our time: Why we won’t have a female president...

Editor's note: Susan J. Demas is editor and columnist of Michigan Advance, a sister organization of Minnesota Reformer, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news outlet.  The 2020...

Daily Reformer: The economic and political effects of coronavirus are coming

With Super Tuesday over we turn our attention to the most important event happening in American politics: COVID-19. The reason I say that is...

Daily Reformer: Super Tuesday analysis

Hello there. Sign up to get Daily Reformer in your inbox. DFL operative, park board lawyer and all around Capitol and City Hall fixer Brian...

Politicians are people, too. They had dreams, and they were crushed....

Pete Buttigeig, Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren each suspended their presidential campaigns this week, following more than a dozen Democrats before them. While pundits...

Daily Reformer: Time to rewatch “Veep”

Good morning.  And....another remarkable day in both Minnesota and national politics, with Joe Biden shocking much of the political world by winning a plurality of...

Daily Reformer: Klobuchar out

The Establishment Strikes Back  Good morning.  Another wild day in both Minnesota and national politics, as former Vice President Joe Biden seemed to consolidate much of...

After we turn the clocks forward this spring, we should leave...

Editor's note: The Minnesota Legislature is currently considering legislation to end the twice-per-year practice of moving the clocks forward and back.  In my research on...

Hey senators: Don’t presume to speak for all rural Minnesotans. We...

A bill is making its way through the Minnesota Senate that revokes pollution regulators’ authority to update auto emissions standards. The bill specifically targets the...

Daily Reformer: Klobuchar campaign sputtering into the finish

Good morning Reformers!  Pete Buttigieg is out of the presidential race, just four weeks after winning the most delegates in the Iowa Caucus, another death...

Super Tuesday in the Land of 10,000 Pundits

This would be a good time for me to tell you who I thought was going to win Minnesota’s Democratic presidential primary on Tuesday....