Commentary

Challenge Incarceration Program, saved for now, should be a model for...

Once again, husband Rod Walli and I headed out to clear Carlton County’s Fond du Lac State Forest ski trail of annual downfalls and...

What is a modRNA vaccine and is it safe?

The first COVID-19 vaccine is now authorized for emergency distribution, yet only 58% of Americans are willing to take it. It’s like racing to...

To address crime, the People’s Budget takes on income inequality, the...

In the ongoing conversation around Minneapolis public safety, the central question is where to direct our city’s resources to effectively reduce crime. Some folks...

No, you’re not ‘just asking questions.’ You’re spreading disinformation.

Last week a state Senate elections committee held a hearing on the “security” of the 2020 election. Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer, the Republican chair from...

Just like a century ago, there’s a class war in rural...

Across Minnesota we hear the cannon fire of a culture war. Burgeoning resentments spill into our politics, creating entrenched factions that dig in even...

How our “Bad Cops” story came to be, and why it’s...

This morning the Minnesota Reformer published a significant story on the Minneapolis Police Department’s failure to discipline its worst officers, which winds up costing...

The heads-I-win, tails-you-lose arguments of the City Council’s opponents on police...

When first voting on several amendments to next cycle’s Minneapolis budget, City Council members were forewarned by opponents that their proposals pertaining to the...

Georgia senators in runoff sow distrust of Georgia’s own election system

For coverage of the important Georgia U.S. Senate runoff election, follow the Reformer's sister publication, Georgia Recorder.   The state of Texas has filed a disrespectful,...

The political glass ceiling has been cracked, but the shards can...

After Kamala Harris became vice president-elect, a popular meme circulated on social media showing her wearing a pair of sneakers. The meme bore the...

‘1619 Project’ creator Nikole Hannah-Jones talks George Floyd, the legacy of...

Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, creator of the "The 1619 Project" at The New York Times, joined Minnesota's Center for Economic Inclusion during the organization's annual...
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