Tag: Minnesota

The Invisible Hand of Justice Stevens on Abortion

During the days following the death last Tuesday of Justice John Paul Stevens, admirers posted lists of their favorite and not-so-favorite Stevens opinions. Free speech on the internet? A great one. No First Amendment protection for burning an American flag? Not so great. Access to federal court for Guantánamo detainees? Definitely. Upholding an Indiana voter […]

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Rep. Ilhan Omar Receives Hero’s Welcome at Minnesota Airport; Jealous Trump Says It Was Staged, Claims Media Has ‘Sick Partnership’ With the Squad

Photo: Stefani Reynolds (Getty Images) After all of the threats and fighting with the president of the United States, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) arrived home and was greeted with a hero’s welcome at Minneapolis−Saint Paul International on Thursday. A crowd of Omar supporters showed up just to cheer the congresswoman, who recently found herself on […]

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Ilhan Omar Slams Trump as ‘Fascist’ While He Cries ‘Wasn’t Me’ on the ‘Send Her Back’ Chants

Rep. Ilhan Omar speaking at a press conference to introduce a piece of legislation in Washington, D.C., June 19, 2019Photo: Stefani Reynolds (Getty) Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar struck back Thursday against Donald Trump and his “Send her back”-braying fans, saying the raucous catcalls were not so much about her, but about what Trump stands for: […]

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A Plan to Mine the Minnesota Wilderness Hit a Dead End. Then Trump Became President.

ELY, Minn. — In the waning months of the Obama administration, a Chilean conglomerate was losing a fight with the United States government over a copper mine that it wanted to build near a pristine wilderness area in Minnesota. The election of President Trump, with his business-friendly bent, turned out to be a game-changer for […]

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Alabama: Where You Can Be Forced to Give Birth After Being Raped and Maybe Have to Parent the Child With Your Rapist

Protesters rally against one of the nation’s most restrictive bans on abortions on May 19, 2019, in Montgomery, Ala.Photo: Julie Bennett (Getty) What is up with these Southern states when it comes to women’s rights? (And as a proud New Yorker with deep roots in the Tar Heel State, aka North Cackalacky, aka North Carolina, […]

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Fish Cannons, Koi Herpes and Other Tools to Combat Invasive Carp

Why is someone loading a fish into a tube? That’s Whooshh. It’s a high-tech fish removal system, something like a cross between a potato gun and a pneumatic tube at a drive-in bank. And that fish is a common carp, one the oldest and most invasive fish on the planet. [Like the Science Times page […]

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Few Talked About Race at This School. Then a Student Posted a Racist Slur.

[For more coverage of race, sign up here to have our Race/Related newsletter delivered weekly to your inbox.] OWATONNA, Minn. — “I knew it wasn’t O.K.,” Kloey, 16, said. “I knew that for sure.” Late one Saturday night in February in Owatonna, Minn., Kloey posted a selfie on Snapchat with two of her friends. Kloey […]

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