FDL Book Salon Welcomes Jay Weiner, This Is Not Florida: How Al Franken Won The Minnesota Senate Recount

By: Sunday October 31, 2010 1:59 pm

Jay Weiner’s book is to my knowledge the first on a race and recount that captured the nation’s (or at least the press’) attention throughout much of 2009. Unfortunately, I suspect that it is likely to be the only one, as the media has long since moved on to other things. This is a pity as the race was too big a happening to be covered fully by just one book, even one written by MinnPost’s Jay Weiner.


Wellstone Accused of Voter Fraud, Threatened with Death, Day Before Plane Crash

By: Monday October 25, 2010 2:29 pm

The GOP’s sustained effort to accuse those who mobilize Democratic constituencies — as Wellstone did better than anyone — of vote fraud is designed not just to delegitimize both big-D and small-D democracy, but also to elicit this kind of tribalistic hatred.

Come Saturday Morning: How a GOP Ratbleeper Helped Give Us Senator Franken and the Reality-Based Side of the Blogosphere

By: Saturday August 14, 2010 6:45 am

Minnesota Republican ratbleeper Tom Mason is quite likely one of the reasons you’re reading this blog right now. But to show this requires me to go back nearly eight years, back to the birth of the progressive side of the blogosphere.

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