Between the Lines Sentinel Times | By: Tom Merchant March 30, 2011 WESTBROOK, Minnesota (STPNS) -- Last week I received an op-ed piece from the MinnPost.com written by Nancy Maeker and Dane Smith. It talks about the growing disparity between the rich and the poor. It goes on to state; the rich are indeed getting richer and the poor are indeed getting poorer. The top one percent of us on the income ladder are benefit... Read More
Who's healthy, who's not: By race, income, neighborhood in Twin Cities area A child born into one of the wealthier areas of the Twin Cities - say, certain neighborhoods in Edina or Eagan - will likely live at least eight years longer than a child born into an impoverished, inner-city neighborhood. That finding and others being released today demonstrate disturbing inequities in health among Twin Cities area residents. ... Read More
Fine print is refreshing in Washington Monthly's community-college rankings You know those magazine stories that rank things: Top 10 places to live; top 20 law schools and so on? My favorite part is always the editors note that outlines the methodology. So often the criteria used to get to best seem to have been arrived at because they are easy to quantify, not because they tell us how likely we are to ... Read More
Minnesota: Progressives mobilizing post-WellstonePioneer Press | May 11, 2003By Bill Salisbury Minnesota Democrats took their worst beating in a generation Nov. 5, losing the late Paul Wellstone's U.S. Senate seat, the governor's race, and a host of other statewide and legislative elections. But while the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party may be down, liberal Minnesotans are picking themselves up off the mat. Mad as hell that the new GOP domini... Read More
Our view: Growth & Justice has big goals to reach St. Cloud Times | May 15, 2003 Growth & Justice is a new public policy think tank in Minnesota with an ambitious mission: Generate progressive statewide policies on issues critical to all Minnesotans, including livable wages, health care and taxes. Sound like a pipe dream, especially considering the political chaos at the Capitol? Maybe, but it's a mission worth pursuing, especiall... Read More
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