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Daily Reformer: Warsame leaving the council? Trouble at DHS

Good afternoon! Toddler got a double ear infection so you’re getting your Daily Reformer during his nap. Let it be an epic nap! The mess gets...

Daily Reformer: Happy MLK Day

Good morning and happy MLK Jr. Day. Government is closed for the day, but Daily Reformer is not.  Gov. Tim Walz was at the 30th...

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...
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