Commentary

Winter is coming! (It always is.) The Legislature should bank the...

Everyone has grand ideas about what to do this legislative session with money they claim is a “surplus.” But we have a better idea — albeit...

Daily Reformer: Barbershops and the case against Bloomberg

Good morning.  Visiting family in Florida so a quick Daily Reformer this morning. (Get the Daily Refomer in your in-box!)  Despite the federal holiday, a busy...

What happened when a builder of luxury homes discovered one of...

My team is currently designing and building luxury homes throughout the metro. Many will cost the buyer more than $1 million, and some are...

Daily Reformer: State Sen. Susan Kent needs to staff up

Good morning. State Sen. Susan Kent needs a chief of staff who sees the big picture — meaning November, not this do-nothing legislative session —...

The dueling realities of the Iron Range

I’ve lived on the Iron Range my whole life, always within sight of the steam cloud from an iron ore mine. When I was...

Daily Reformer: Klobuchar gets her moment, but we need some #realtalk

Good morning.  The Democratic primary got even more interesting Tuesday night after Sen. Bernie Sanders cemented his frontrunner status by eking out a win against...

Ad man to progressives: Use the power of branding to defeat...

Branding is usually thought of as more a corporate than a political thing, but progressives should consider how good marketing can help them in...

Daily Reformer: Can Klobo lift-off-o?

Good morning.  Sign up here to receive Daily Reformer every morning in your in-box. Today is the New Hampshire primary.  The Star Tribune reports Sen. Amy Klobuchar...

Can we shop for health care? A Minnesota Reformer colloquy

Editor's note: This is a response to a guest commentary by state Rep. Jennifer Schultz, DFL-Duluth, about whether patients shopping for their health care...

Progressive to fellow progressives: Learn these simple truths about business

I'm a lawyer who represents small businesses that do all sorts of things, from operating restaurants to landscaping to things that I don’t totally...