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Legislature needs to be bold on early childhood. Before it’s too...

For far too long, we have heard about the opportunity gaps that exist for Minnesota’s children.  The $1.5 billion-dollar budget surplus and current legislative...

Daily Reformer: Coronavirus is 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...

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...
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