The Minneapolis City Council passed a law Friday making it the first Midwestern city to adopt a $15 minimum wage, increasing the salaries of 71,000 workers by 2024. With the historic vote, Minneapolis joins a growing wave of progressive U.S. cities like San Francisco, Seattle and Washington D.C., where the Fight for $15 movement and other grassroots organizations have scored major labor victories.
Ideological rehabilitation could be a better antidote to extremist propaganda than incarceration, as U.S. prisons have often served as places that nurture terrorism. ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is said to have been a studious, quiet young man until the U.S. invaded Iraq in 2003 and he landed in jail at Camp Bucca a couples years after.
Every so often, Ted Cruz or one of his surrogates reminds us that he is hardly a better option for the Republican nomination than Trump. That inconvenient truth was reiterated Tuesday, when Cruz national security advisor Clare Lopez appeared on a Wisconsin radio show claiming that Muslims were setting up “no-go zones” (i.e. neighborhoods with high percentages of Muslims) in Minneapolis.
By Kelly Smith, Minneapolis Star Tribune MINNEAPOLIS — On a quiet Saturday evening in 1989, a police officer was called to a Maple Grove house on a routine report of a teen runaway. He interviewed the parents. And the report was filed, drawing little police, public, or media attention. Now, 25 years later, dozens of […]