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Skoog: Action, ideology and the in-between of speech

Skoog: Action, ideology and the in-between of speech

Caroline Skoog

August 4, 2020

After open white nationalist Jeremy Joseph Christian attempted to attack counter-protesters with a bat at a “March for Speech” rally in April 2017, the police confiscated his bat. Less than a month later, he hurled vehement racial slurs and hate speech at two Muslim teenage girls on a Portland tr...

Skoog: Militancy in the marketplace of ideas

Skoog: Militancy in the marketplace of ideas

Caroline Skoog

August 3, 2020

There are things I can and can’t say when I write these columns. Every piece of information must be backed up by a credible source. Every vagary must be explained. Multiple rounds of editing ensure that nothing in the article falls into a legal gray area. Though I’m an opinions columnist, not a ...

Editorial: Black Lives Matter is about all Black lives, not any single white ego.

Hailee Schievelbein

The Minnesota Daily Editorial Board

August 2, 2020

More than 14.6 million people, plus companies, posted a plain black square with the #blackouttuesday hashtag on June 2, 2020 – seven days after the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. The point was to demonstrate support for Black Lives Matter.  The trend started as a way of stoppin...

Ababiy: Patronizing, undemocratic, unrepresentative: The Minneapolis Charter Commission

Ababiy: Patronizing, undemocratic, unrepresentative: The Minneapolis Charter Commission

Jonathan Ababiy

August 1, 2020

By day, Andrew Kozak, a veteran Minneapolis politico, makes a living making voices heard at the State Capitol.  No, not your voice but voices like those of RAI Services, a consumer products company based out of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. You might know RAI Services for its best-selling consumer...

Guest column: The responsibility Minneapolis has in leading the future of civil rights reform

Nine Minneapolis City Council members declared their commitment to defunding and dismantling the Minneapolis Police Department alongside community groups Black Visions and Reclaim The Block to a vast crowd at Powderhorn Park on Sunday afternoon, June 7, 2020. (Photo courtesy of Liam James Doyle for MPR News)

Guest Column

August 1, 2020

Two factors have always been necessary to produce significant civil rights change in the United States: a heightened legislative priority on issues of civil rights and a productive working relationship between activists and the elected officials that represent them. Both factors presented themselves following...

Skoog: Federal agents carpooling for climate change. In unmarked vans.

Skoog: Federal agents carpooling for climate change. In unmarked vans.

Caroline Skoog

July 27, 2020

Following Attorney General William Barr’s launch of the Task Force on Violent Anti-Government Extremists on June 26, a mixed bag of federal agencies and special units have dogpiled onto the anti-protest vanguard. Living up to its opportunistic reputation, the Department of Homeland Security joined...

Wanton violence, Pt. II

Protesters dodge tear gas cannisters outside of the Minneapolis 3rd Police Precinct on Tuesday, May 26.

Jonathan Ababiy

July 25, 2020

Continued from last week's Wanton violence, Pt. I. A pattern of violence In the month since the George Floyd protests began in Minneapolis, neither the mayor nor police chief has announced any disciplinary action about officers' conduct during the protests, despite at least four peaceful protesters ma...

Ababiy: Wanton violence, Pt. II

Protesters dodge tear gas cannisters outside of the Minneapolis 3rd Police Precinct on Tuesday, May 26.

Jonathan Ababiy

July 25, 2020

Continued from last week's Wanton violence, Pt. I. A pattern of violence In the month since the George Floyd protests began in Minneapolis, neither the mayor nor police chief has announced any disciplinary action about officers' conduct during the protests, despite at least four peaceful protesters ma...

Editorial: Know thine enemy

Hailee Schievelbein

Daily Editorial Board

July 24, 2020

Our nationally dismal response to the novel coronavirus pandemic has been the cherry on top of the Trump administration's tenure to date. The administration and certain states in the Union have been testing the limits of Murphy's Law with their pandemic responses, or lack thereof. And as we all know, Mu...