Category: Phillips/Powderhorn

Geezerhood

BY TONY BOUZA One of the inescapable disabilities of geezerhood is the temptation to reminisce.  Here I go. The time is early 1968.  I am the eminence grise to the highest ranking member of the NYPD—a Sammy Glick* who knew how to run after the prize—and get it—but had no clue as to what to do with it once obtained.  […]

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Come McMasters of War

BY ED FELIEN Come you masters of war You that build all the guns You that build the death planes You that build the big bombs You that hide behind walls You that hide behind desks I just want you to know I can see through your masks   –Bob Dylan Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster is supposed to be a great […]

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Why should I go to my precinct caucus?

BY ED FELIEN A friend wrote on the Mpls Issues List that he’s discouraged about going to his precinct caucus: “Before, precinct caucuses were in the precincts or very close, but after the caucuses went consolidated, no longer could one walk to a caucus. One would have to drive and compete for the handful of parking spaces. So the DFL […]

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When will they say, ‘No More War!’?

BY ED FELIEN MoveOn.org writes: “Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) has introduced a bipartisan bill to block additional U.S. forces from being sent into Syria. “H.R. 1473 prohibits the Department of Defense from funding any attempt by the administration to expand our presence in Syria by putting U.S. combat boots on the ground. Under the bill, the Pentagon would be prohibited […]

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Resurgent Democratic Socialists chapter tests the waters of Minneapolis politics

BY TWIN CITIES DSA MEMBERS KIM JONES, JON MARTINSON AND BRAD MCGARR There has been a Twin Cities Local of Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) for as long as there has been a DSA, about 34 years in fact. (Although as of this year, we are going to be known as the Twin Cities chapter, rather than local.) The activity […]

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Are the MPD collaborating with ICE?

BY ED FELIEN The roundup of “undesirables” has begun. They will be sent to detention camps. The Star Tribune reported Friday that 26 immigrants had been arrested in Minnesota by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents. “The Incarnation Church member arrested on Lake Street last week had lived in the United States for about nine years and had no criminal […]

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Are we sick of reading about him yet?

BY POLLY MANN People may be sick of reading about him but here’s a small item. The Trump Administration is proposing a $54 billion increase in the arms budget. (I refuse to call it “defense” spending because it is not that.) One of the results is a deficit budget of about $500 billion. But not to worry, we’ve got the […]

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Reducing health disparities should be a priority

BY LYNN BALFOUR Imagine a city whose policies reduce health disparities rather than create them.  I have lived in the Longfellow neighborhood of South Minneapolis for a little more than 25 years. I’ve worked in the healthcare field for almost 20 years. I support increasing the minimum wage to $15 per hour in Minneapolis.  I was raised in a very […]

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Minneapolis schools: No election, still plenty of politics

BY DEBRA KEEFER RAMAGE On Jan. 10, 2017, the new School Board was sworn in for the rest of the school year and all of 2017-18. Barring any unusual occurrences, there won’t be a School Board election until November 2018. The newly-elected POTUS would not be sworn in for 10 more days, and in the City of Minneapolis, bastion of […]

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Our Revolution endorses candidates

BY LILY KEIRE, ORMN VOLUNTEER Our Revolution MN (ORMN) DFL endorsed candidates at the March 4th DFL State Central Committee meeting. By working to get progressive candidates in office at all levels of government, ORMN seeks to create a progressive Minnesota that works for ALL people. These candidates are progressives that ORMN can be proud to support! ORMN is a […]

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