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Transition 2021

23 June 2021: Andrew Yang concedes.

21 June 2021: This Is Pop OK, I’m here. Banger Films and Netflix have created a new docuseries for music fans. This is …

20 June 2021: Watching the documentary “Some Kind Of Heaven” on Hulu. Nirvana, it’s not. …

20 June 2021: It’s about time.

19 June 2021: Here’s the latest ep of the Music Makes Me High! podcast. I discuss the 1983 Shalamar album …

15 June 2021: We are currently living in the third decade of the 21st century, yet we still have stories like …

08 June 2021: Very good numbers on same-sex marriage in this country.

06 June 2021: Sure, it was the epic battle that really wasn’t: Tiffany versus Debbie Gibson. Of course, the latter …

06 June 2021: Clarence Williams dies.

06 June 2021: Back in the podcasting saddle again with episode 9 of Music Makes Me High, in which I discuss …

06 June 2021: I live in Congresswoman McCollum’s district. Upcoming deliberation and her vote on military …

25 May 2021: The world’s first man to receive the Covid vaccine dies.

24 May 2021: I’m really enjoying the HBO series, 1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything. The first …

23 May 2021: Ahh, take me to Cherry Grove.

22 May 2021: Link rot defined, as well as “content drift”, in the scale of archived journalism in the digital …

12 May 2021: President Biden praises Minnesota’s “meeting the moment” on vaccination rates and …

11 May 2021: Oops? Only 6% of CA voters back Caitlyn Jenner. A growing number of Californians oppose the forthcoming …

11 May 2021: Alt-county star Rodney Crowell preps his next set this July.

11 May 2021: Governor Walz: My message to folks is there’s a lot of good reasons to get vaccinated, but for some …

10 May 2021: 2020 (2021) Olympiad in peril?

10 May 2021: Opioids are fueling a resurgence of HIV in the Twin Cities.

10 May 2021: POTUS has announced that it will restore protections for gay and transgender persons. The Biden …

09 May 2021: Fauci urges more vaccinations. Top Biden health adviser Anthony Fauci predicted that the country’s …

08 May 2021: Mr. “Personality” himself, has died.

06 May 2021: Aaron Neville says goodbye to music.

03 May 2021: Will Facebook reinstate the former POTUS?

03 May 2021: Herd immunity less likely? NYT : Now, more than half of adults in the United States have been inoculated with at least one …

01 May 2021: Another reason Cait’s candidacy is a ludicrous proposition.

01 May 2021: I never knew what egg oiling was.

01 May 2021: May Day I never can get enough of this Vine video. Classic!

01 May 2021: “People who are vaccinated don’t die.”

11 April 2021: The plasticity of music, hmmm.... Music streaming services are here to stay, and this is an interesting take on how tech iterations …

10 April 2021: Save the date! Cities across the U.S. are bracing for white supremacist rallies tomorrow.

03 April 2021: Clean Speech Minnesota is here.

31 March 2021: As more than a dozen states see increases in positive COVID cases, Pfizer announces its vaccine is …

28 March 2021: This guy wants to shit disturb the vote.

27 March 2021: Nine MN fishing spots are among the nation’s 100 best.

27 March 2021: The Roaring 2020s I’ve seen this meme gather muster the past few weeks. (S)cientists predict that after many more …

27 March 2021: I’m not terribly familiar with this rapper’s flow and oeuvre, but I do know he’s got mad business …

27 March 2021: I’m publishing to Doctor Pundit using macOS Ulysses for the first time. Yippee!

27 March 2021: A primer on Georgia SB 202, the state law that disenfranchises minority voters in that state. Of …

23 March 2021: A majority of Republicans are “OK” with same-sex marriage for the first time. Five …

11 February 2021: Just how small is a single SARS-Cov-2 virion (viral particle)?

10 February 2021: CDC today: This recommendation to waive quarantine for people with vaccine-derived immunity aligns …

10 February 2021: 90-year-old man spends $10k on 2 ads in WSJ to tell AT&T CEO about slow net.

10 February 2021: Most aren’t satisfied with the current state of the vaccine rollout.

09 February 2021: Medical clinic violence in MN - the immediate aftermath The harrowing bomb scene which led to 1 dead and several injured at a Minnesota medical clinic did …

08 February 2021: Former FDA chair hints at at sudden increases in vaccine availability by April.

08 February 2021: Fetterman announces PA Lt. Gov. John Fetterman announces ‘22 US Senate bid, vowing to be “100% sedition-free”. Thank you …

08 February 2021: Incredible. The pre-match partying had already begun as the 65,000-capacity stadium prepared to …

08 February 2021: Ten percent of Americans have been vaccinated against the novel coronavirus thus far, a rate of …

07 February 2021: A reason to be optimistic, in a Joe Biden presidency, which, thankfully, is starting its course in …

25 January 2021: Biden resumes push to get a Tubman $20 bill enacted.

24 January 2021: President Joe Biden reverses Trump-era travel restrictions.

22 January 2021: Hank Aaron dies. Labeled the longtime Home Run King, Aaron was known for being an iconic power …

17 January 2021: Fauci warns of newer strains of the novel coronavirus. The Director of the National Institute of …

17 January 2021: Phil Spector dies of COVID-related complications.

17 January 2021: Via Reddit: In 1974 Muhammad Ali appeared on the Phil Donahue show to talk about his career as a …

16 January 2021: For all your sedition tracking needs. Twitter feed, as well.

04 January 2021: Gathering places in MN rejoice (?!):

15 December 2020: A new public health shame amid a criminal act In a (somewhat) disturbing trend in this country – the wealthiest in the world – …

15 December 2020: Acticve vaccination against COVID-19 begins today in MN.

09 December 2020: A west central MN town city council votes to allow church whose members espouse white supremacist …

07 December 2020: Former MN Gov Dayton ties knot Minnesotans are polarized on the legacy of former Gov. Mark Dayton (and lackluster, if nonexistent, …

04 December 2020: Bloomberg: Joe Biden now officially has more than the 270 Electoral College votes he needs to claim …

03 December 2020: Democrats hold the edge in polling ahead of the GA senate runoff.

29 November 2020: Drake to play Obama? President Obama gave him his blessing. If Drake does get to embody the former president, it will be …

28 November 2020: Tonight there are more people hospitalized than at any previous point in the pandemic Another sobering milestone. And daily Covid-19 deaths in the US have been increasing. The daily …

27 November 2020: A call for researchers to study post-COVID-19 complications A clinic in the Twin Cities, part of a system that is a partnership between the U of M and Fairview, …

27 November 2020: The first gay couple in a Starbucks ad.

27 November 2020: North Korean dictator laments losing BFF, POTUS, in latest moves. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un …

27 November 2020: POTUS’s zombie 2020 election. It’s not like we didn’t expect this as a strategy for his ongoing …

27 November 2020: Turnaround times in rural MN are an increasing concern, as the intersection between quarantine, …

25 November 2020: Carol Moseley Braun for Interior Secretary? Don’t see it.

25 November 2020: The bulk of MN novel coronavirus deaths at the pandemic’s outset involved patients in long term care …

24 November 2020: The Get Down Coffee Co. opens in North Minneapolis.

24 November 2020: CO gov issues far-reaching executive order as coronavirus cases cripple state Gov. Jared Polis has issued an order allowing at-capacity hospitals to transfer patients and stop …

24 November 2020: A majority of GOPers would support POTUS in ‘24. Trump gets 53 percent of support among Republicans …

24 November 2020: David Dinkins has died.

24 November 2020: As the surge turns... The drama is the new reality. As governors and mayors grapple with an out-of-control pandemic, they …

23 November 2020: Key U.S. gov't agency head allows funds for transition The Transition Of Power can begin. About f*cking time, and a day before she would have been …

18 November 2020: Pfizer says that more interim results from its ongoing coronavirus vaccine study suggest the shots …

17 November 2020: RIP Bruce Swedien.

16 November 2020: Over 1M children have been infected with COVID-19 in United States. At the same time, about one in …

16 November 2020: Spotify finally allows individual podcast eps to be saved. Seems basic, but totally crucial. …

16 November 2020: NEJM Podcast: Latest on vaccine trials On the news of an announcement on another biotech company’s COVID vaccine development, …

16 November 2020: I will say that I’m not surprised that somebody like Trump could get traction in our political life. …

16 November 2020: Another manufacturer touts effectiveness of its coronavirus vaccine.

14 November 2020: Minnesota GOP withheld COVID outbreak among its own from DFL Not cool: A day after it was revealed that GOP state Sen. Dave Senjem [photo] tested positive for …

14 November 2020: POTUS’s hair is suddenly gray.

14 November 2020: Coronavirus deaths are rising steadily NYT: For weeks, as coronavirus cases spiked across the United States, deaths rose far more slowly, …

14 November 2020: The final 2020 Electoral College map Final EC tally: 306-232, advantage Biden.

11 November 2020: AP officially calls Arizona for Joe Biden.

11 November 2020: Joe Biden announced today a coronavirus-specific transition team, apart from the Coronavirus Task …

11 November 2020: Texas is the first state to reach 1M coronavirus cases.

10 November 2020: Acute inpatient surge across US Hospitalizations due to the novel coronavirus surge to record levels. There were just over 59,000 …

09 November 2020: The United States passes 10M coronavirus positive cases.

09 November 2020: The President-Elect implores the American public to “wear a mask”.

09 November 2020: Pfizer announced today that “its coronavirus vaccine trial was effective in preventing COVID-19 …

09 November 2020: The most immediate impact of POTUS 45’s legacy — an overwhelmingly conservative SCOTUS — will hear …

08 November 2020: MN Governor Walz is expected to utilize his executive powers to renew the pandemic state of …

08 November 2020: The Biden-Harris transition site is live.

08 November 2020: Abrams: It's gonna be a competitive fight Joe Biden has been elected POTUS. There’s no doubt that in the fallout of the “pandemic …

08 November 2020: Minnesota an Oasis of Calm I’ll take this appellation over Minnesota Nice any day. Amid swirling litigation around the …

08 November 2020: Let this grim era of demonization in America begin to end here and now. —President-Elect Joe Biden

08 November 2020: Biden plans executive orders immediately upon taking office Biden plans a torrent of executive orders. President-elect Joe Biden is planning to quickly sign a …

07 November 2020: The Preisdent-Elect adds to his electoral college win, picking up NV.

07 November 2020: Joe Biden formally called as winner of 2020 U.S. presidential election Joe R. Biden defeats Donald J. Trump (an impeached, one-term POTUS) to become the forty-sixth POTUS.

07 November 2020: Report: Biden to announce cabinet picks by Thanksgiving The Biden team is wasting no time in signaling transition. The [NYT], citing at least six sources …

07 November 2020: Cuomo to deploy Nat’l Guard to NYC airports; passengers will have to prove negative COVID test. …

06 November 2020: Epidemiologist: COVID-19 totals to double over next 30 days Since the daily infection totals have exceeded 100K for the second day in this country, well, of …

06 November 2020: Former MN Congressman Jim Ramstad dies His brand of Republicanism wouldn’t be acceptable to his party today. Former U.S. Rep. Jim …

06 November 2020: Joe Biden is poised to become the 46th POTUS. Kamala Harris the first WOMAN VPOTUS. Amazing. …

06 November 2020: Biden just overtook POTUS in PA. This outlet projects a Biden win in that state.

06 November 2020: COVID knows no politics 120 000 daily cases. A new freakin’ daily record. The US set a grim new Covid-19 record Thursday — …

06 November 2020: Trumpworld freaks out? Biden pulls ahead in GA. The PA margin narrows (when it goes for Biden, not if). Is something like …

06 November 2020: I’ve always wondered when this pundit would eventually leave her party.

05 November 2020: Acosta: “The president is watching the lights go out on his presidency right now. That is what …

05 November 2020: Pandemic profile: the counties with the greatest surges of COVID voted for POTUS on Election Day. …

05 November 2020: COVID-19 inflammatory states and hypercoagulability A possible role of hypercoagulability in COVID-19 patients. In a paper published in Science earlier …

04 November 2020: The current EC map, as of 8:00 PM CST.

04 November 2020: Dems hope for power in Senate fades Michigan Dem Senator Gary Peters staved off a pretty intense run from his challenger to keep …

04 November 2020: New daily single COVID-19 summit in the U.S. The United States has exceeded 100K coronavirus cases in a single day … for the first time. …

04 November 2020: Biden has just won Michigan. Karma for Gov. Whitmer, perhaps? If he wins NV tomorrow, he’ll be …

04 November 2020: Joe Biden wins Wisconsin. POTUS will request a recount.

04 November 2020: On the morning after, Biden pulls ahead Joe Biden has pulled ahead in Michigan and Wisconsin, two crucial states where victories would put …

04 November 2020: NY elects first black gay men to the House.

04 November 2020: Oregon is the first state to decriminalize hard drugs. Fifty years after the War On Drugs began in …

04 November 2020: Though PA’s outstanding votes favor Biden in this election, he does have other paths to 270. NV …

04 November 2020: Minnesota roundup Minnesota stays blue amid a convincing Biden victory, though its Dem-led delegation flipped to the …

04 November 2020: On the heels of 232K deaths and 9.3M confirmed cases, we are now learning that exit polling suggests …

04 November 2020: The U.S. is officially out of the Paris Climate Agreement.

04 November 2020: Election night takeaways As the country agonizes over the final chapter of the 2020 election, some fast facts: (1) After six …

03 November 2020: Biden to create momentum perception early on Biden sees an 8 point lead in early battlegrounds. Joe Biden’s campaign said Tuesday that it …

03 November 2020: Election Day begins in Minnesota Stats for Minnesota on Election Day: 1,839,710 absentee ballots accepted. 297,482 requested absentee …

03 November 2020: At a minimum, POTUS states the obvious. President Trump is confident in his chances of winning …

03 November 2020: Election Day 2020 It’s Tuesday, November 3. Election Day in America. We’ve made it. Here are the states which allow …

02 November 2020: COVID: Wisconsin continues to surge, arithmetically, beyond Minnesota There’s an excellent treatment in the Strib on how politics and political …

02 November 2020: Nate Cohn: The final polls more or less comport with how we already viewed the race. Mr. Biden ends …

02 November 2020: Federal judge rejects GOP effort to toss ballots GOP activists lose again. A federal judge on Monday rejected a Republican request to invalidate …

02 November 2020: Sabato's final prediction for election night FINAL CRYSTAL BALL RATINGS – THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE Biden 321, Trump 217 Biden restores some of …

02 November 2020: The House Dems are deciding on how best to proceed in the event of a Biden victory, with respect to …

02 November 2020: More polling Quinnipiac: FLORIDA: Biden 47%, Trump 42% OHIO: Biden 47%, Trump 43% NBC/Marist: ARIZONA: Biden 48%, …

02 November 2020: “Under no scenario will Trump be declared winner on election night.” –Team Biden …

02 November 2020: This is just another reason why Minnesota should never be considered a battleground.

02 November 2020: More battleground polls ahead of Election Day POTUS won a group of swing states in 2016 by a combined 2 percentage points. But, as this poll …

02 November 2020: Media to watch tomorrow night Ever wonder about which media outlets to trust on election night? Fret no more. Twitter provided …

02 November 2020: Fears of civil unrest scuttle plans in GA and DC ahead of vote count.

02 November 2020: Cook Political on House gains on the eve of the election.

02 November 2020: 100 years ago today, radio covered the 1920 presidential contest on that Election Day.

02 November 2020: A final national poll finds Biden 10 points on POTUS The final WSJ/NBC poll: President Trump trails by 10 percentage points among voters nationally in …

02 November 2020: My ongoing love/(mostly) hate relationship with Wikipedia, updated. Wikipedia’s vast reach is …

02 November 2020: Joe Biden raises money for likely election court battles.

02 November 2020: New Politics Pop-Up page Starting today, Election Day Eve, the Doctor Pundit blog will take its own corner of the internet …

01 November 2020: POTUS plans on declaring victory on Tuesday. President Trump has told confidants he’ll declare …

01 November 2020: On eve of Election Day, Biden leads in key battlegrounds NYT: Joseph R. Biden Jr. holds a clear advantage over President Trump across four of the most …

31 October 2020: Springsteen brings “Hometown” to the Biden campaign

31 October 2020: POTUS’s closing “arguments” POTUS’s final message to Americans. Trump thought wearing masks made him and others around him look …

31 October 2020: There will be no heating in the winter, no air conditioning in the summer, and no electricity. …

31 October 2020: Sean Connery has died.

31 October 2020: This didn’t take long.

30 October 2020: Republican Party residue. It’s a thing? Republicans have erected a series of defenses that could …

30 October 2020: Fox News poll has Biden up by 8 Yes, I know this is another national poll, but the size of the national popular vote win is …

29 October 2020: First Amazon, now CNN?

28 October 2020: City Pages is calling it quits. Sigh.

28 October 2020: MN GOP shenanigans in MN-2 Oh. Now this makes perfect sense. Even the local GOP here in MN will stop at nothing to get their …

28 October 2020: Public school teachers begin to feel the pinch The lions share of coverage of the impact of COVID on our culture has disproportionately centered on …

28 October 2020: The Verge: streaming is it. HBO Max needs to pay off for AT&T — especially as other parts of …

27 October 2020: A victory for Angie Craig in MN-2.

27 October 2020: The Biden campaign’s closing message

27 October 2020: HUGE: The federal government cannot intervene in a rape lawsuit against POTUS. He must remain the …

27 October 2020: Zoom debuts total end-to-end encryption. End-to-end encryption is available for both free and paid …

27 October 2020: Second wave of the novel coronavirus? Yeah, right.

27 October 2020: The presidential transition from hell We all know POTUS is a bully who has always made his intentions known, because he never has had to …

26 October 2020: A history of the declining influence on singular songwriters composing number one hits.

26 October 2020: Whitney Houston’s 1993 #1 rendition of Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You” joins an exclusive …

26 October 2020: Michelle MacDonald on the ballot once again in yet another election cycle for MN Supreme Court? Yep, …

26 October 2020: A Tennessee doctor prescribed opioids to family members and an employee with whom he was in a …

26 October 2020: Come out, come out, wherever you are There’s a story out today detailing the “tortured self-justification of one very …

26 October 2020: Sen. Tina Smith’s Republican opponent, Jason Lewis, has emergency surgery today for — what sounds …

26 October 2020: I am so freakin’ happy about this. America’s leading source of progressive politics and culture, …

25 October 2020: Rationing acute care in rural hospitals amid COVID spikes With the widespread incidence of COVID-19 in hundreds of rural districts now reality, the question …

25 October 2020: New music would soothe so many ravaged souls right about now Adele? Rihanna? What’s the status? We all know that 2020 hasn’t been the best year …

25 October 2020: Sen. Kamala Harris will campaign in person in Texas. POTUS won’t.

25 October 2020: HRC : [M]ost Republicans have been cowards, spineless enablers of President Trump. Most Republicans …

25 October 2020: New Hampshire conservative newspaper endorses Biden.

24 October 2020: POTUS and campaign flouted agreements to socially distance, follow COVID guidelines at Duluth rally As Minnesota continues to surge in its percent postivity in COVID-19 cases, we continue to see …

24 October 2020: “Minnesota is headed in the wrong direction — as is most of the country. The question is …

24 October 2020: The latest AG jam is awfully short. But it works.

24 October 2020: Next 007 film headed to streaming? I’m there!

23 October 2020: The U.S. soars past 80K cases in a single day OMFG : The U.S. confirmed at least 83,010 coronavirus cases on Friday, the country’s highest daily …

23 October 2020: An exercise in the manner politics can affect the epidemiology of COVID in one state.

23 October 2020: Required watching, and endorsed by Dr. Anthony Fauci as being a “graphically beautiful …

21 October 2020: Face slap time In a recent interview, POTUS said this: INTERVIEWER: With COVID, is there anything that you think …

21 October 2020: Time to think about finishing the mid-autumn yard work I started before our apparent record-breaking …

21 October 2020: I’ve not attended an in-person medical conference in years, opting to do much (if not all) of …

20 October 2020: Say it isn’t so! The lead singer of The Oufield — one of my favorite 80s guilty pleasures — has …

20 October 2020: MN GOP set to make the state less safe if they win the legislature In what appears to be a page taken out of POTUS’s last-ditch “re-elect me” …

19 October 2020: SCOTUS rules in favor of the Dems in allowing the state of PA to count ballots received by U.S. …

19 October 2020: POTUS demands changes to this Thursday's "debate" Is this thing really happening? President Trump’s withdrawal from the second presidential debate …

18 October 2020: An African-American former Star-Tribune writer who now has a nationally syndicated column, which …

17 October 2020: Joe Biden asks POTUS to put his money where his mouth is – in a new ad.

17 October 2020:

17 October 2020: Biden isn't really POTUS's opponent Frank Rich: His opponent is the coronavirus. He is flailing against a pandemic that is now surging …

16 October 2020: MN is just one of more than 1/3 of U.S. states to see daily coronavirus surges Minnesota sets a new daily record in new COVID cases. It’s firmly in the red zone. [A] …

16 October 2020: This is essentially not a question. It’s only a matter of degree, come election night.

13 October 2020: Senate majority to flip? Is this official? Senate elections have become increasingly tied to presidential voting results. …

11 October 2020: This week, PBS will premiere the documentary “Driving While Black: Race, Space and Mobility in …

10 October 2020: A tinkerer, socialite, and a guy who loves taking the stairs every chance he gets. Life at 100 …

09 October 2020: POTUS ... likely "toast"? The GOP cognoscenti are nervous. A series of setbacks for President Trump has left some Republican …

09 October 2020: If you fuck around with us, if you do something bad to us, we are gonna do things to you that have …

07 October 2020: Chauvin posts $1M bond.

05 October 2020: Fairview finally announces what every local health care economist knew was inevitable A hospital/university system merger designed to fail. Fairview Health announced a dramatic …

04 October 2020: A photographic history of men in love.

04 October 2020: No surprise here: seventy-five percent of Americans say POTUS’s handling of his response to …

03 October 2020: Rhodes College alumni voice concern over SCOTUS nominee I attended Vanderbilt University as an undergrad, graduating in 1990. The GOP rush nominee, Amy …

02 October 2020: POTUS tests positive for COVID-19 The former VPOTUS and his wife, Jill, have tested negative – as well as the current Veep and …

03 September 2020: Joe Biden nabs the endorsements of more than 100 Republicans.

02 September 2020: MN Sturgis participant dies of COVID-19 Well, it had to happen sooner or later. The rider was a man in his 60s with underlying health …

01 September 2020: COVID trouble ahead for MN? Think Minnesota has achieved control with respect to the the percentage positivity rate and new case …

17 August 2020: Barack Obama shares his summer music playlist.

17 August 2020: The self-described “senior Trump administration official,” who anonymously went off on POTUS’s …

17 August 2020: The top 3 causes of death in the U.S.? Heart disease, cancer, and now, COVID-19.

17 August 2020: Cardi B interviews Biden The new #1 song in the U.S. this week is by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP”, …

14 August 2020: Corporate healthcare is gearing up for war against a Biden policy point, that just may finally see …

14 August 2020: Lincoln Project: He’s a fucking moron.

14 August 2020: Twin Cities? Though the cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul are contiguous, their individual identities as …

12 August 2020: MN longterm care facility sues anti-vaxxer alarmist over COVID-19 testing claims on social media. …

11 August 2020: Trini Lopez has died.

11 August 2020: : / Trust no one new … Don’t get muzzled. –Sage words from former VPOTUS candidate to …

11 August 2020: Joe Biden nailed this decision. — Barack Obama on Biden picking Kamala Harris as his running mate.

11 August 2020: A historic photo: @JoeBiden asking @KamalaHarris to join the ticket – taken just a few hours …

11 August 2020: Biden chooses Harris to be his running mate I’ve decided that Kamala Harris is the best person to help me take this fight to Donald Trump and …

11 August 2020: We are now literally hours away from knowing whether or not POTUS thinks Joe Biden’s running …

08 August 2020: The U.S. surpasses 5,000,000 coronavirus cases.

03 August 2020: New Stephen King out next spring.

02 August 2020: Um, yeah Didn’t you hear? Sturgis is on, baby! More than 250,000 people are expected to rumble through …

02 August 2020: The next three months are the most important in modern U.S. history. –U.S. Sen Bernie Sanders …

02 August 2020: Sunday AM roundup (1) The perfect storm that isn’t a hurricane. (WaPo) (2) COVID-19 has disproportionately …

01 August 2020: It’s not if POTUS and his base will contest a Biden victory this fall, no matter the …

01 August 2020: Why does everyone seem to be afraid of the app that houses silly dance and lip-sync videos?

31 July 2020: Joe Biden is way up in Minnesota. Who said this is a battleground state? Yeah, right.

31 July 2020: Fauci to Congress today: no end in sight to the pandemic. At a time when early progress seems to …

30 July 2020: MN offers "informed flexibility" among school districts on re-opening guidance; WI finally imposes mask mandate The WI governor finally institutes a statewide mask mandate, strangely coincident with MN gov. Walz …

24 July 2020: The best day in my life in terms of business and life and everything was the day before I announced …

24 July 2020: Minnesota is getting ready for the mask mandate, which goes into effect tomorrow.

22 July 2020: Biden calls current POTUS the first racist to occupy the WH No sitting president has ever done this. Never, never, never. No Republican president has done this. …

22 July 2020: Walz to formally issue mask mandate for MN In an expected move, Gov. Walz will announce today his executive order to mandate masks indoors …

21 July 2020: POTUS's recent Fox News interview, given the Seinfeld treatment No re-election for you pic.twitter.com/cKkevBNYln — The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) July …

20 July 2020: Gillum talks Erstwhile rising Florida Democratic star, former Tallahassee mayor, and former FL gubernatorial …

19 July 2020: POTUS's chief of staff rolls out the first of many election Hail Marys With a little over 100 days until the start of what is increasingly looking like a protracted …

19 July 2020: The latest ad from the prominent Never-Trumper movement From The Lincoln Project (brand new): The Lincoln Project today released a new video, “How It …

13 July 2020: POTUS just uttered his 20000th false or misleading claim.

12 July 2020: Swingin' Texas For the first time in this electoral cycle, the state of Texas is officially a tossup. The CBS …

06 July 2020: A coalition of voters worth paying attention to Joe Biden would be, at the very least, remiss … or at the most, completely negligent, in his …

05 July 2020: We opened way too early in Arizona. We were one of the last states to go to stay-at-home and one of …

28 June 2020: File this under I’ll-believe-it-when-I-see-it.

28 June 2020: It would be a plus to have an African American woman. And I’ll reiterate I have never said it is a …

22 June 2020: POTUS a lame duck? One would have to see it to believe it. [T]he odds do not appear to be in Trump's favor. A national …

21 June 2020: Bolton plans to vote for Biden. Now he says he denies ever saying it.

21 June 2020: Bolton’s book publisher scrambles as pirated copy becomes available AP: John Bolton’s memoir officially comes out Tuesday after surviving a security review and a legal …

21 June 2020: U.S. sets record on daily count of positive COVID cases The U.S reported more than 30,000 new coronavirus cases on Friday, the highest number of daily …

20 June 2020: Gov. Tim Walz is pissed. I don’t know how in this regard for me to stay kind of above that as …

18 June 2020: Klobuchar drops out of veepstakes It happened tonight on Lawrence O’Donnell’s show. Ms. Klobuchar, who mounted her own campaign for …

18 June 2020: Try your hand at Electoral College electioneering.

18 June 2020: Fox News Poll: Biden continues to have wide lead Biden opens up national lead. A Fox News poll shows Joe Biden leading Donald Trump in the …

17 June 2020: GOP operatives launch pro-Biden Super PAC. A group of prominent Republican operatives that includes …

17 June 2020: Aunt Jemima is no more.

15 June 2020: Landmark ruling: SCOTUS rules LGBT people in the workplace are protected under 1964 Civil Rights Law The Supreme Court on Monday ruled 6-3 in a landmark decision that gay and transgender employees are …

12 June 2020: Siri, please help! A shortcut app called Police for iOS was released following recent events showing excessive force by …

12 June 2020: Ohio state lawmaker fired by health system employer I knew that this was a thing, but I didn’t know that he was an ED doc. And people wonder why …

09 June 2020: Why do so many hate the Minneapolis police so darn much? Lying liars and the lies they tell. Minneapolis police initially told the public that George Floyd …

08 June 2020: Trump looks to restart in-person rallies Coronavirus, be damned! Trump hasn’t held a rally since March, though in recent weeks he has used …

08 June 2020: Neil Young endorses Stacey Abrams for VPOTUS.

08 June 2020: Village People singer asks Trump to stop playing their tracks at rallies.

07 June 2020: Mitt Romney? Black Lives Matter. pic.twitter.com/JpXUFlxH2J — Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) June 7, 2020

07 June 2020: Minnesotans are urged to continue to practice safe distancing techniques in the wake of relaxing …

07 June 2020: What’s the first thing that pops up when one types “racist” into a Twitter search feed?

06 June 2020: Biden clinches Dem nomination for POTUS It was an honor to compete alongside one of the most talented groups of candidates the Democratic …

04 June 2020: Expect close to 130K COVID-19 deaths by the end of the month.

04 June 2020: Abrams: Getting out the vote is much more than just a slogan I have elected to re-post (re-blog) an op-ed from today’s NYT by Stacey Abrams, a 2018 …

04 June 2020: POTUS more isolated than ever I thought he always was. His decision to invoke a military response to nationwide protests against …

04 June 2020: U.S. billionaires have only reaped rewards during the first quarter of the coronavirus pandemic.

02 June 2020: Joe Biden delivers a stirring speech against his opponent Biden highlights his opponent’s abuses. Joe Biden blistered President Donald Trump for directing …

01 June 2020: Joe Biden’s current election strategy? Crank up the contrast to Trump at every turn in the news …

01 June 2020: Clergy denounces Trump Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde, of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, condemned President Trump for …

01 June 2020: Will: No one should want four more years of this George Will: The nation’s downward spiral into acrimony and sporadic anarchy has had many causes …

01 June 2020: POTUS pretends to be POTUS President Trump cleared out peaceful protesters for his photo op because he was upset about media …

31 May 2020: POTUS's approach to healing racial strife in a nutshell In spite of putting out inflammatory yesterday, POTUS maintains he is “not at all” concerned his …

30 May 2020: MN governor fully mobilizes national guard Walz has fully mobilized the MN National Guard. Shaken by another night of chaos that overwhelmed …

30 May 2020: Chaos in Minneapolis. Heaping furious, violent contempt on an 8 p.m. curfew declaration and …

29 May 2020: Is there a name missing? LOL. Notice a missing name? This is from the McLaughlin Group in 1992. …

29 May 2020: Remember that pool party at Lake Of The Ozarks in southern MO that was all over social media Mem Day …

29 May 2020: Clyburn: Stick a fork in Klobuchar South Carolina senior statesman, James Clyburn, places MN Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s sudden …

29 May 2020: "Most mendacious POTUS in U.S. history" New Yorker: So many of the things that Trump does and says are inconceivable for an American …

27 May 2020: Report: Floyd unresponsive and pulseless in ambulance once in custody George Floyd, the unarmed black man murdered by a Minneapolis cop, lay in the ambulance, pulseless, …

27 May 2020: McCormick & Schmick’s, a bastion of high-end seafood fare in the Twin Cities, is closing …

27 May 2020: Was Minneapolis cop on stage during POTUS rallies? Making the rounds on social media are photos/videos of one of the Minneapolis cops fired for the …

26 May 2020: More than 1/3 of Americans are showing signs of depression. Some groups have been hit harder than …

26 May 2020: Hypercoagulable states with respect to COVID-19 infection emerging as significant and prevalent threats Although most patients with COVID-19 predominantly have a respiratory tract infection, a proportion …

26 May 2020: Might as well proclaim 10 million “We are far below 2.2 million dead Americans because of the actions of President Trump.” —White …

26 May 2020: Orbital detritus How to solve the so-called space junk dilemma? Impose fees, of course. So far, proposed solutions …

26 May 2020: Costa Rica legalizes same sex marriage.

25 May 2020: Memorial Day 2020 Minnesota Governor Walz’s approval numbers rise in response to COVID-19 leadership. Minnesota …

23 May 2020: POTUS golfs again.

23 May 2020: Poll: Minnesotans back stay-at-home measures Minnesotans are smart. In the poll of 800 registered voters — conducted May 18 through May 20 — 57% …

23 May 2020: A red state governor in Trump's America I would really love to see in North Dakota that we could just skip this thing that other parts of …

23 May 2020: MN is one of 24 states with uncontrolled COVID spread Wapo: The coronavirus may still be spreading at epidemic rates in 24 states, particularly in the …

22 May 2020: Though the song — a top five R&B and pop smash from 1980 — has always been a gay anthem since …

22 May 2020: The state fair is canceled The 2020 Great Minnesota Get-Together is canceled for the sixth time in the state’s history. The …

22 May 2020: Presumptive Dem nominee for POTUS, Joe Biden, launched a new digital ad charging that Trump has …

21 May 2020: “He is a petulant child who refuses to follow the rules. This is not a joke.” – …

21 May 2020: Essentia permanently lays off 900 employees. The cuts, which represent 6% of Essentia’s workforce, …

20 May 2020: Walz: Outdoor dining, only ... for now The Minnesota governor says, “It’s not perfect, but it’s safe,” of the …

19 May 2020: Rolling Stone ranks the biggest debut singles of all time.

19 May 2020: A few good docs Trump allies recruit doctors to stress reopening. Republican political operatives are recruiting …

19 May 2020: The state of the state in addressing COVID-19 epidemics yet to peak Minnesota leads the nation in COVID-19 deaths in long term care facilities. It is the sole reason …

18 May 2020: Gay dads recently adopted a teen via Zoom, and it’s the coolest thing I’ve read all morning.

17 May 2020: SACK

17 May 2020: 699 new cases on eve of lockdown easing On the day before the state is set to relax restrictions on congregations and retail, the state …

17 May 2020: The French government has passed a law that provides social media companies a full one-hour grace …

17 May 2020: Val Demings profile on VPOTUS shortlist gets attention.

17 May 2020: As social distancing measures are set to ease in MN, still many are wary What some call fear, others call prudence. On the cusp of a projected further easing of stay-at-home …

17 May 2020: Minnesota’s own, former middle-of-the-road republican senator Dave Durenberger endorses Biden for …

16 May 2020: It’s a question on many Minnesotans’ minds: will the state fair be cancelled? I think the answer is …

16 May 2020: Wisconsin boilerplate The state of Wisconsin politics? Always a tempest in a teapot. Wisconsin has been the battleground …

13 May 2020: Walz loosens current stay-at-home order, goes into effect 6/1 In Minnesota, which continues to experience a surge of COVID-19 deaths and positive cases since …

13 May 2020: In a decision that renders the democratic Wisconsin governor powerless in the time of issuing a …

13 May 2020: Amazon says its Prime deliveries will be getting back on track in the coming weeks, as Black Friday …

13 May 2020: Not revisionist. Not rote. Simply entertaining, and my latest favorite podcast. Flashback: History’s …

13 May 2020: Just how many Americans in employer sponsored plans have lost health insurance during this pandemic?

13 May 2020: Poll: Majority think July = safety Almost 2/3 polled are optimistic. As the coronavirus spreads across the country, Americans are …

13 May 2020: Astroturfing 101: Do the coronavirus protests matter? Look no further than the harsh reality of the …

13 May 2020: GOP appears to be headed for victories in both WI-7 and CA-25.

12 May 2020: Poll: Trump loses key constituency Among choices for POTUS, Biden has the edge among Trump haters. Four years ago, voters unhappy with …

12 May 2020: The Prince estate announced today a 3-day You Tube streaming event slated for 5/14.

12 May 2020: Stacey Abrams endorses Joe Biden for POTUS. She’s one of seven women said to be on his shortlist for …

11 May 2020: Politicos will be watching a couple of special elections (CA-25, WI-7) on Tuesday (12), as a …

11 May 2020: "F-bombs were flying" Even a well-meaning, well-prepared small business owner in one the country’s bluest states …

11 May 2020: May 18. That’s the date the governor’s current stay at home order for Minnesota expires, …

11 May 2020: Say it isn’t so. Are Minnesotans growing weary of its social distancing measures?

11 May 2020: MN nurses union prep for protest A Minnesota nurses union is planning a march on the capital for 5/20 to protest the lack of PPE. …

10 May 2020: MN's child vaccinations drop In MN there’s been a decline in the numbers of children vaccinated, obviously a ripple effect …

10 May 2020: Lifesaving songs U2 frontman Bono turns 60 years young today. These are the songs that literally saved his life. …

10 May 2020: Senate forecast shifts in favor of Dems amid pandemic.

10 May 2020: POTUS holding a n’tl security meeting. It’s a photo making waves today, as it shows more …

09 May 2020: PPIs interference in Ach biosynthesis in degenerative dementia It has long been known that a decline in cognition in patients with neurodegenerative syndromes …

09 May 2020: Uptown Records founder dies Andre Harrell died today, no doubt upstaged by Little Richard’s passing. Both were essentially …

09 May 2020: Trump dismisses testing and the bigger picture As Trump plays down the importance of testing (and by extension, contract tracing), many are slowly …

09 May 2020: POTUS spreads the love.

08 May 2020: Lessons in suppressing COVID-19 The continent of Australia shares its key responses to its response to the initial wave of COVID …

08 May 2020: Drive-in rallies the new POTUS normal? POTUS is practically foaming at the mouth to hold rallies again. [A]mong his campaign and White …

08 May 2020: Finally. Some good news.

07 May 2020: Sweet Pea has died.

07 May 2020: Will POTUS eventually test positive for the novel coronavirus?

07 May 2020: The country’s largest healthcare insurer, which is based here in MN, is offering consumer …

05 May 2020: Sen. Eliz Warren (on Biden’s heavily vetted shortlist for VPOTUS) on accusations against the …

05 May 2020: COVID: Charting new cases as the uptick continues to spread across the country NYT: While dozens of rural counties have no known coronavirus cases, a panoramic view of the …

05 May 2020: MN governor allows non-COVID related surgical care to continue Finally. As a healthcare provider myself, I understand the initial concern with so-called …

02 May 2020: If you wanted a tangible sign that the “remedy” for the covid pandemic is partisan, this …

02 May 2020: Canadian PM announces assault weapon ban Canadian PM Trudeau announces assault weapon ban, in response to the recent Nova Scotia mass …

30 April 2020: SiriusXM to debut its all-Prince channel tomorrow. Heck yeah!

29 April 2020: Crashing and burning? Internal polling doesn’t appear to look good to POTUS. President Trump’s advisers presented …

28 April 2020: Hillary will endorse Biden for POTUS.

28 April 2020: Ongoing drama in VPOTUS search The presumptive Democratic nominee for president was supposed to have only put in place a team to …

27 April 2020: The city of Minneapolis is doing its part to guarantee social distancing efforts. Question now is …

27 April 2020: Kansas sees uptick in poison control calls The Kansas Poison Control Center reported an increase of more than 40% in cleaning chemical cases, …

27 April 2020: Post Malone's staying power Posty may not have the current #1 track in the country this week, but he breaks his own Top Ten …

27 April 2020: The universe of Zoom participant archetypes.

27 April 2020: WTF, indeed, Mariah.

21 April 2020: Second wave of COVID-19 worse this upcoming winter season The so-called second wave of the coronavirus could be worse, according to the CDC. Even as states …

15 April 2020: Grew up with this guy's sound Nice. As a former Memphian myself, this is, indeed, pretty cool. Soul veteran Don Bryant has …

15 April 2020: So many conspiracy theories, so little time.

15 April 2020: Sen. Elizabeth Warren finally endorses Joe Biden In this moment of crisis, it’s more important than ever that the next president restores Americans’ …

15 April 2020: Abrams wants it Stacey Abrams, on former VPOTUS Biden’s shortlist to complete the Dem ticket, has made it well …

14 April 2020: Modeling: some social/physical distancing will persist into 2022.

14 April 2020: Obama endorses Joe Biden.

13 April 2020: Businesses intensify effort to include alcohol along with takeaway food items Restaurants and bars, much like many sectors in the economy affected by COVID-19, contiunue to reel …

13 April 2020: Walz extends statewide edict It didn’t take until the end of April for MN Gov Tim Walz to extend his state’s …

13 April 2020: Joe Biden is now, formally, the presumptive Dem nominee for POTUS.

13 April 2020: Is POTUS really thinking of lifting/relaxing social distancing guidance come 5/1? Let’s look at …

12 April 2020: Make no mistake: An effective plan to beat the virus is the ultimate answer to how we get our …

10 April 2020: Today Mayo became the latest healthcare employer in Minnesota to announce cuts to staffing expenses …

10 April 2020: WI tracks cases of coronavirus possibly tied to election turnout The Wisconsin Democratic primary did not make news – it was a foregone conclusion that Joe …

08 April 2020: I don’t think we should ever shake hands ever again, to be honest with you. Not only would it be …

08 April 2020: MN shelter-in-place extended MN Gov. Walz has, as expected, extended the state’s stay-at-home order to 5/4. This is …

08 April 2020: Bernie is out, and Biden leads Trump in a new Quinnipiac poll.

07 April 2020: Minnesota COVID+ cases exceed 1K for the first time The state of MN has surpassed the 1K mark for docuemented positive COVID-19 cases. The state still …

03 April 2020: Study: Blacks more impacted by COVID-19.

03 April 2020: Bill Withers has died It’s a lovely day. The three-time Grammy Award winner, who withdrew from making music in the …

03 April 2020: MN will release names of skilled nursing facilities with patients who have died from coronavirus Good. In an abrupt change, Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm said Thursday that her agency will begin …

02 April 2020: Fauci gets it Fauci says there should be a national stay-at-home order. Well yeah, if you look at what’s in those …

01 April 2020: MN Health Dept. officials continue to conceal information on nursing home deaths due to coronavirus The state of Minnesota will not release the names of the skilled nursing facilities where patients …

01 April 2020: Clyburn: Biden should pick an African-American woman as VP Jim Clyburn, arguably the man to whom Joe Biden would singlehandedly owe a presidential victory in …

01 April 2020: Generic ranitidine removed from pharma marketplace Drug recalls are nothing new. Generic formulations of popular medications may be synthesized in …

01 April 2020: Cruise ship with deceased COVID victims yearns for its fate UPDATE: DeSantis has just issued a stay-at-home for FL. Such a heartbreaking story, a tragedy that …

01 April 2020: Another project to consider during a stay-at-home order, which is now affecting more than 80 percent …

31 March 2020: POTUS on pending COVID peaks Does POTUS finally get it? President Trump sought to gird the nation for a grim reality that will …

31 March 2020: Essentia makes cuts The largest employer in Duluth, which just happens to be a healthcare organization, has already …

30 March 2020: The Weeknd gets his fifth chart-topper. I’ve been a fan since this song first dropped. Hail to …

30 March 2020: Who needs rallies? POTUS’s real reality show: Mr. Trump became a prime-time star through TV, a political figure …

29 March 2020: Fauci predicts “millions” of cases and 150K - 250K deaths in the U.S. from the novel …

29 March 2020: POTUS’s window dressing Via Michael Osterholm, director of the Ctr. for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the …

29 March 2020: Dems top choice? An enthusiasm gap for Joe Biden? Strong enthusiasm for Biden among his supporters – at just 24% – …

27 March 2020:

27 March 2020: Biden maintains a national lead Fox News poll: In a head-to-head presidential matchup, Biden is up by 49-40 percent over Trump, a …

27 March 2020: A new online tool is launched to predict when cases will peak in each of the 50 states. Of course, …

27 March 2020: Jobless claims among healthcare workers in MN quadrupled over last year In the throes of the current lockdown order here in Minnesota, the numbers of jobless claims filed …

26 March 2020: Curly Neal from the Harlem Globetrotters has died. He was my favorite.

26 March 2020: Obama gets it Listen to the science. Do your part and take care of each other. — Barack Obama, in an Instagram …

25 March 2020: Now that you have time to read, do you really have time to read?

25 March 2020: Former VPOTUS and likely Dem nominee for POTUS launches a new podcast.

25 March 2020: MN Governor Walz issues shelter-in-place order It’s official. Personally, I’ve been waiting for our governor to issue a stay-at-home …

25 March 2020: You can now access more than 1.4M books for free, courtesy the Internet Archive. Sweet!

25 March 2020: Indian physicians ostracized by society in wake of nationwide lockdown It is, indeed, a harrowing time. Medical staff in the national capital New Delhi say they have been …

24 March 2020: Biden continues to hold leads in critical swing counties.

24 March 2020: Physicians begin to hoard anecdotal adjuncts against COVID-19 Phyisicans are hoarding medications touted as possible adjuncts for treating the novel coronavirus. …

22 March 2020: Thank you, Governor Walz.

22 March 2020: On coronavirus and societal change Politico magazine offers glimpses of what may become of the coronavirus big picture as its wrath …

08 March 2020: Sen. Kamala Harris endorses Biden The senator has apparently forgiven the former VP and current primary delegate leader for his …

03 March 2020: Minnesota is one of 14 states (in addition to American Samoa) making its voice heard today. I was …

02 March 2020: Sanders will only consider VP candidate who supports his disruptive healthcare delivery plan Bernie is laying down the ground rules. Sanders told The Chronicle on Sunday that he won’t choose a …

02 March 2020: Et tu, Liz? In a DNC and Democrat establishment sigh of relief probably heard around the country – and …

01 March 2020: A signal shift for Biden? Pete Buttigieg is ending his campaign.

29 February 2020: Sweet John Farnam music. 🎧

29 February 2020: Biden wins SC AP predicts Bernie Sanders will be grumpy. The former vice president and his allies argued heading …

29 February 2020: Compliance. Iatrogenesis. Medicolegal concerns. Mortality. It’s all covered in this tweet …

29 February 2020: How the hell did this happen?

27 February 2020: She’s starting a podcast this spring. Great.

26 February 2020: Obama wants anti-Biden add pulled from SC WaPo: Former president Barack Obama is calling on South Carolina television stations to stop running …

21 February 2020: Just started listening to this podcast on Spotify. It’s a decidedly brash podcast about all things …

20 February 2020: Klobuchar's midwest values Minnesota is having a hard time grappling with the frustrations regarding its senior senator, Amy …

20 February 2020: Monmouth: California finds Bernie Sanders leading the Democratic primary race with 23%, followed by …

16 February 2020: Be wary of a rush to judgment A 32-day-old male infant was evaluated for suspected abusive head trauma. The patient’s mother …

16 February 2020: The map of mathematics.

16 February 2020: Will he or won’t he? Bloomberg hasn’t yet qualified for the next debate. The DNC on Saturday rolled out the …

15 February 2020: Bloomberg-Clinton 2020? Consider the source. Also, Joe Biden, in his third primary race for POTUS, may be losing key AA …

13 February 2020: At this point, most pundits should start including Bloomberg in all things Dem 2020.

13 February 2020: The latest Whitburn Billboard book OMG! I am so here! 📖

13 February 2020: Bloomberg, the job creator He’s disrupting the act of establishing a political infrastructure. Beyond pushing out his …

13 February 2020: A non-endorsement from a powerful union I don’t think that it’s too much of a stretch to predict that Bernie’s Medicare …

06 February 2020: Sanders' eyes on the prize Snaders is now claiming victory in hotly contested and marred Iowa, while the odds on his team …

06 February 2020: Impeachment ... then, and now Funny how quaint this comparison paints Clinton’s contrition, all for a consenual sex act, no …

03 February 2020: Twin Cities atty pleads guilty in insurance fraud scheme I’m beginning to wonder why the practice of chiropractic is so replete with corruption. A …

18 January 2020: Reddit map porn Behold: the map which tells you what state your state hates the most. Map porn at its best. A key …

10 October 2019: The Minneapolis version of “Can’t We All Just Get Along” ahead of tonight’s …

02 October 2019: About to tackle The Border. 📖

19 September 2019: Minnesota senate Republicans propose insulin, free, for patients struggling to pay for …

19 September 2019: Biden continues to win early endorsements from establishment politicos Theres life, death, and taxes. Add the certainty of politics to the mix. A consistent but uneasy …

19 September 2019: LIl' Nas X gets practical The pop-rap wunderkind opens up to Billboard about life post “OTR”, and being ready to …

15 September 2019: Ric Ocasek has died.

05 September 2019: The enigma of Tulsi Gabbard Though she came close this month, HI Dem congresswoman, Tulsi Gabbard, failed to qualify for the …

29 August 2019: No gay gene? New research seems to bolster the theory that there is really no singular “gay gene”. …

18 August 2019: Politicians on both ideological sides just DGAF anymore I think we can thank POTUS for this: For lawmakers and political candidates, 2019 has become the …

17 August 2019: NYT: Former President Obama reportedly told his VP that “you don’t have to do this, Joe, …

17 August 2019: NYT: Epstein's final days Fascinating? Or, sickening? Jeffrey Epstein, inmate 76318-054, hated his cell at the Metropolitan …

17 August 2019: “May God ruin him.” – Muftia Tlaib, the grandmother of Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s …

17 August 2019: Kidnapping Victim Elizabeth Smart’s Father Comes Out Somewhat old news, given the rapidity of content in today’s media cycle: the father of …

08 August 2019: Crime Story has just launched. Seems like you can find a true crime podcast/web outlet just about …

08 August 2019: Hubble pics of Jupiter.

23 July 2019: Looking forward to the Harriet Tubman biopic later this year; no doubt that 2019 looks to be a …

22 July 2019: ‘OTR’ makes it a three way tie for most number of weeks for a #1 song. Yee haw!

17 July 2019: The field is all set for two weeks from now.

15 July 2019: Managing millionaires.

15 July 2019: Lil' Nas X stays on top for a 15th week The artist is only 2 weeks away from owning the title of longest running #1 hit in the history of …

14 July 2019: Meet the new 007. It’s about freakin’ time.

14 July 2019: A new NBC/WSJ poll shows POTUS trailing Biden, Sanders, and Warren.

14 July 2019: POTUS reaches a new low (even for him) In perhaps what will go down as a watershed (well, among many) moment in POTUS’s current …

13 July 2019: Basta? The one advantage to the free-for-all that the apparent nominating (primary) process that I see is: …

12 July 2019: Tennessee honors KKK leader From the Nashville Tennessean Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee [R] has proclaimed Saturday as Nathan Bedford …

09 July 2019: RIP, Rip.

09 July 2019: Great podcast episode!

08 July 2019: SD based Sanford proposes merger to leverage lower admin costs with insurers There’s no putting the breaks on this merger. Sanford Health is exploring a merger with Des …

04 July 2019: On this 4th came this tweet: Happy Fourth of July, everybody! This is always a great day in the …

04 July 2019: This is just a great story.

03 July 2019: The RS Charts have finally debuted.

01 July 2019: Post Malone proves an imminent album doesn’t have to be in the works to continue pushing out the …

01 July 2019: The latest CNN poll has CA Senator Kamala Harris moving into second place among Dem voters, …

01 July 2019: Historical footnote in the way music was consumed, forty years ago today.

30 June 2019: Okay, I have to go.

30 June 2019: I totally love this! “The Kool-Aid of the majors is over.”

30 June 2019: First post-debate poll confirms Harris's surge From the FWIW department: The latest Morning Consult survey found [CA Sen. Kamala] Harris increased …

29 June 2019: Many older adults are feeling good about their health Many seniors (for the purposes of this piece, the oldest of the Boomer cohort and above) feel …

28 June 2019: Shaping up the primary field until Iowa Though the first two Democratic primary debates garnered 15M and 17M viewers, respectively and had …

25 June 2019: A debate night cheat sheet.

25 June 2019: Biden's Mississippi numbers He’s kickin’ ass and takin’ names in the state of Mississippi. Former Vice …

24 June 2019: Coffee can do this, now?

24 June 2019: Saint Paul city councilman feels heat for social media posts A Somali-American Saint Paul, MN city councilman under fire for anti-gay social media posts from the …

23 June 2019: This is a thing?

23 June 2019: Today, another Joe announces he’s running for president.

23 June 2019: AR: Results of Medicaid work requirements (2018) Since President Obama signed the ACA into law in 2010, there’s been an arms race of sorts …

23 June 2019: SCOTUS set to make major rulings this week.

22 June 2019: Bigger than a damn sandwich I may have been a little premature with the sophomore slump death knell, but Lil’ Nas …

22 June 2019: Newspapers ignore latest POTUS accusations The latest sexual assault allegations against POTUS. Front page? Above the fold? Below the fold? …

22 June 2019: Pharma company squelched potentially useful R&D data from prior blockbuster drug When certain all pharma companies make the decision to place all of its marketing and development …

22 June 2019: Buttigieg in the lion's den Call it trial by fire; call it intentional PR. Or just call it an unfortunate turn of events, for …

22 June 2019: Mick Jagger is the new Keith Richards.

22 June 2019: The top grossing flicks of all time, adjusting for inflation, of course.

21 June 2019: “I don’t think the remarks are offensive. During the height of the civil rights movement we …

20 June 2019: HCMC makes the right call ED physician is employed by a county subsidized medical center. Check. ED doc works part time as a …

20 June 2019: Warren surges. Sanders is running scared.

18 June 2019: I wish the media wouldn’t play in to POTUS’s decisions to do this.

18 June 2019: “I don’t think reparations for something that happened 150 years ago for whom none us …

16 June 2019: ”(W)e’ve probably had excellent presidents who were gay — we just didn’t know …

16 June 2019: Learning from the history of medicine Perspective: Mandatory Measles Vaccination in New York City — Reflections on a Bold Experiment …

16 June 2019: Apple CEO Tim Cook to Stanford grads: Tech companies need to take responsibility for the chaos they …

16 June 2019: MN: Making hay in the economy Minnesota is known for its fairness, generally, with respect to opportunities for workers in the …

16 June 2019: Steely Dan goodness. 🎵🔊🎧

16 June 2019: A Biden shoo-in? Ahead of the first of two Dem debates in just 10 days, former VP Joe Biden holds a commanding lead …

16 June 2019: “I see Amazon as a technology company that just happened to do retail.” — Amazon’s chief …

16 June 2019: Mayor Pete talks first wedding anniversary and starting a family in the WH.

15 June 2019: Ever wonder where voters in my (and Sen. Klobuchar’s) state of Minnesota place her in a statewide …

15 June 2019: This guy wants to “set the record straight”.

15 June 2019: House passes major health appropriations bills Underneath the smothering POTUS radar, comes a spate of Dem passed bills (PDF) (because, if they …

15 June 2019: Happy birthday to me POTUS spent $1M on in Facebook ads urging users to sign a birthday card to commemorate his 73rd …

13 June 2019: Get ready, Swifties.

13 June 2019: One of the following will be the next Democratic nominee for POTUS. But … Bill de Blasio?

13 June 2019: Spotify never fails to keep things damn interesting.

10 June 2019: Attack of the rap game An underrated Stacy Lattisaw classic from the spring of 1982. Pseudo-improvisational rap scat. …

10 June 2019: Quotable Great to see where our MN senior senator’s 2020 aspirations lie. 🙄 “They’re dividing it …

07 June 2019: Dr. John dead at 77.

03 June 2019: I guess posting iOS screens are a thing today. The Bookly app is constantly used, and occupies its …

03 June 2019: NBC News launches its free streaming daily news service this week.

02 June 2019: The good news about the effects of coffee consumption on health and disease seems endless. [A] new …

02 June 2019: “It is certainly true that much of his conduct qualifies for that, but at the same time we have to …

02 June 2019: Just jammin’ out to Brit 80s blue-eyed soul wunderkinds Level 42 … (”Something …

02 June 2019: Finally. Spotify is working on this.

01 June 2019: Burnout? Not so fast ... well, maybe Physicians like myself who essentially have been honored to work his or her entire professional …

01 June 2019: Taylor Swift kicks off Pride month with a plea to the senior senator from Tennessee, Lamar …

31 May 2019: Listening to It’s A Woman’s Thang, a 1994 album I keep going back to when I want to dance and bop. …

31 May 2019: Lil’ Nas X: “This is only the beginning”. Less than a year ago, Lil Nas X was a college dropout …

31 May 2019: Nashville’s famed Music Row added to Endangered Historic Places list.

30 May 2019: Facebook’s got another Zuck problem.

30 May 2019: Claus von Bulow has died. Claus von Bulow, the Danish-born socialite who was convicted in 1982 and …

30 May 2019: My new Weekly Top 30 chart is up … for week ending 6/1/2019.

30 May 2019: I love the site The Second Disc, but, really … who still buys CDs?

30 May 2019: David Lee Who? David Lee Roth crashed a bachelor party while in Las Vegas earlier this month. …

29 May 2019: Robert Plant is launching a podcast.

28 May 2019: The improbable maintenance of Beto O'Rourke Over at Jezebel, the case is made for the transformative, yet enigmatically still considered an …

27 May 2019: “Current models” point toward a POTUS re-election in ‘20? Seems like probable general election …

27 May 2019: Underground currency Saw this on TV a couple of days ago. Pretty sweet initiative. Supporters of an Obama-era plan to …

27 May 2019: 25 years of looking in the cracked rear view Talk about your deluxe reissues. This album holds a lot of memories for me. You couldn’t …

27 May 2019: A reason.com must-read.

27 May 2019: MN: State Supreme Court offers decision with stark medicolegal implications Imagine that you’re an on-call hospitalist at a larger institution 30 miles from a small rural …

27 May 2019: Twitter fail? Axios: “President Trump’s tweets don’t pack the punch they did at the outset of his …

26 May 2019: Oh well... Just arrived for my urgent care shift on an absolutely gorgeous Mem Day weekend Sunday … in …

25 May 2019: Check out my new Media page!

23 May 2019: Trying out the Icro app. Pretty cool. Shortcuts the official Micro.blog app.

23 May 2019: If there is an upside to an unusually (even for Minnesnowta’s) wet and cool spring, it’s …

22 May 2019: Colbert’s rockin’ it.

22 May 2019: Jay-Z’s Blueprint trilogy is back on Apple Music. 😎 Could a title from any one of these albums make …

22 May 2019: House leadership bringing on the heat? Madame Speaker: Trump’s on the ropes. The comment drew knowing applause from those in attendance—a …

22 May 2019: Wanna baby? You can’t make this shiite up, I guess. Bar staff called police shortly after 10 p.m. and …

21 May 2019: Mayor Pete calls out Fox News personalities in town hall

As a matter of course, I normally don’t watch Fox News, but since Pete Buttigieg – the …

21 May 2019: The journey begins anew Yes, it does. This is the initial post in yet another iteration of the blog. I’ve claimed this …

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