Politics

What are the risks of extremism in Minnesota?

Moonshot, a safety tech firm, analyzed more than six months worth of search data showing online appetite for extremist mobilization to targeted violence, political violence, anti-government, conspiracy theories, and armed groups.

  • 04/01/2021
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Letters From an American: Voting, Vaccines, Income Loss

Heather Cox Richardson, a history professor, writes a popular daily email on Substack that provide context around political news. She wrote about these topics in the last week:

  • 03/08/2021
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Interactive Book Discussion Guide: “The New Jim Crow,” by Michelle Alexander

If this new format elicits reactions, we will continue with this book in subsequent discussion guides, and apply this concept to other books in the future.

  • 02/20/2021
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VIEW: Practicing Unity

I asked and listened to what voters told me about their hopes — about better jobs, wages, healthcare, and education. I also heard their fears — of more taxes, immigrants, gun laws, and “defunding the police.”

  • 02/04/2021
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VIEW: Through an Immigrant’s Eyes

People like myself need to find ways to bring immigrants with us and use our platforms to elevate their stories by handing them the mic.

  • 01/26/2021
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VIEW: Don’t Ask Stacey Abrams to Clean Up the Mess

Messages of “Black girl magic” are not pro-Black women. They are reflections of a culture that continues to see exceptional individualism as the solution, rather than part of the larger problem.

  • 01/12/2021
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Themes for 2021 Minnesota Legislature

“Unfortunately, we are probably going to be addressing how to make budget cuts without hurting people,” she said.

  • 01/12/2021
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Rep. Ilhan Omar Update on Impeachment

The full House will now vote on a measure calling on Vice President Pence and the cabinet to remove President Donald Trump under the 25th amendment. If Pence does not act, the House will move to impeach this week.

  • 01/07/2021
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Q&A Esther Agbaje: State Representative 59B

In August, Esther Agbaje ousted an incumbent and won the Democratic primary to represent parts of North Minneapolis and downtown

  • 11/16/2020
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Who Pays for Rebuilding?

The impact of the pandemic and unrest after George Floyd’s murder “uncovered what we’ve known for decades. The rebuild is part of a larger ecosystem that needs attention.”

  • 09/22/2020

October 2020 Table of Contents

The October theme is on Gatekeeping — who decides what the values and priorities are, and how are women working to change those tables of power?

  • 09/22/2020
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Opening Doors: Viewpoints

Why Laverne McCartney Knighton ran for office, how Anisa Hajimumin is supporting immigrant business owners, Hannah McVeigh’s academic look at how women make law, Katie O’Rourke honors Minnesota suffragists

  • 09/22/2020