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Come Hurricane or High Water

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Tuesday morning Despite calls to scale back parties at the Republican National Convention, things didn’t look much less subdued last night in downtown Minneapolis. The Distilled Spirits of America…

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Scenes from the First Day

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Monday evening Although the number of protesters in St. Paul fell short of expectations, there were some significant disruptions outside the Xcel Center, which was apparent the minute I parked in the…

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Palin’s Soap Opera

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Monday evening The buzz around the Xcel Energy Center was all about Sarah Palin’s daughter — and whether it is fair game, or even an issue. Most people I talk to don’t believe that it will hurt the…

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Ed Guthman

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Professor and journalist Ed Guthman passed away on Sunday, according to LAObserved. Guthman was an aide to Robert F. Kennedy, during his tenure as attorney general and when he served as senator from…

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Party and Protest

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Monday morning The streets of Minneapolis still were flooded with revelers last night, but they were by far dominated by Labor Day holiday revelers than they were convention-goers. At the Fine Line…

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Hurricane Hot Water

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Michael Moore makes some provocative comments about Hurricane Gustav. The jist of it: Wasn’t James Dobson’s group praying for rain on Invesco; instead they get this. Insensitive? Remember, it is…

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Convention Conundrum

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St. Paul and Minneapolis are now full of Republicans and media with nothing much to do, other than watch TV for the latest updates on the hurricane. But is this necessarily all that bad for McCain…

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