Democrats lead in races for both Senate seats and the governorship, but only in one case — Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s 53-38 percent lead over Jim Newberger — does the race appear to be noncompetitive.Read More »
A future of Venturas, Frankens and Trumps?
The 21st century has seen an increasing presence and influence of celebrities in Minnesota and national politics.Read More »
Commentary: The fallout from Franken’s Senate resignation
How has the state and national political world changed?Read More »
What is the future of Trump’s presidency?
Triumphant Trump, more of the same, or decline and fallRead More »
Commentary: Dayton vetoes Legislature, a sour turn in politics
Mark Dayton’s post-session attempt to defund the Minnesota Legislature speaks volumes about contemporary Minnesota politics.Read More »
Assessing Trump’s ‘political capital’ after 100 days
Now that he has occupied the White House for a bit more than 100 days, how is Donald Trump faring politically?Read More »
Five challenges for national, state Republicans
The Republican Party now has total control of our national legislature and executive and is newly empowered with control of Minnesota’s state Legislature. That brings ...Read More »
How ‘unpresidented’ is Donald Trump?
In mid-December, Donald Trump tweeted the following: “China steals United States Navy research drone in international waters — rips it out of the water in ...Read More »
A glimpse of Minnesota’s post-election path
The two major parties in Minnesota continue to lose adherentsRead More »
Commentary: Minnesota’s new political region: ‘Trumpland’
“Trumpland” delivered big for the GOP in state legislative contestsRead More »