Finally, someone is actually commenting on the total lack of respect the best pro team — the Lynx — get in the sports reporting of the Star Tribune and elsewhere (Magazine cover gives WNBA some overdue respect, MSR, June 2, 2016). Recently, the Lynx finally made it to the front page of the Star Tribune sports page (June 15, and 22, 2016). Yeah! Although they are better than the … [Read more...]
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A man who kept his promise to his state, his city and his team It was one of the greatest Game 7’s in NBA history; almost mystical. LeBron James kept his promise to his state of Ohio, his city of Cleveland, and to his Cleveland Cavaliers’ team and organization. James brought Cleveland back from a 3-1 NBA Finals deficit. No team in NBA history has accomplished that. … [Read more...]
A biweekly column in which various contributors from both sides of prison walls explore common ground for effecting change. Once again there are overcrowding issues in Minnesota prisons as more and more evidence is provided that the mass incarceration principles and policies of the last 20 to 30 years have only alienated the poor and marginalized them more than they already … [Read more...]
Recently I came across a couple of stories that addressed the misconceptions many of us have regarding the subject of poverty in America. Such misconceptions include the belief that the poor should be blamed for their own plight, the idea that Americans living in poverty don’t really have it so bad, and the assertion that anti-poverty programs are ineffective. In … [Read more...]
Current policy discriminates based on gender Jhana is an eighth grader aspiring to become a dolphin trainer. She admits that in preparation to become a dolphin trainer, she has flushed goldfish down the toilet on several occasions after finding it floating at the top of her fish tank. But if anyone were to question her career choice due to this fact, Jhana would look … [Read more...]