Letter to the Editor 11/5/2017, 10:08pm

Letter: Why Ward 3 matters

Why has the Ward 3 city council race become so contentious? Because the ward stands at the crossroads — geographically and politically — of the future of Minneapolis. The stakes have been sharply drawn: should this city be run and built by and for developers and the city’s powerful elite, or should it be a city where students and workers can thrive? 

Column 11/1/2017, 11:51pm

Ababiy: Stop big money from influencing local elections

The tool that the wealthy and their companies are using to shape the council is the political action committee. PACs can accept unlimited donations, thereby giving wealthy individuals the ability to make their money go a longer way so long as the PAC doesn’t collude with the candidate.