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J. Patrick Coolican/Minnesota Reformer

J. Patrick Coolican/Minnesota Reformer

J. Patrick Coolican is Editor-in-Chief of Minnesota Reformer, a sister publication of the Arizona Mirror and a member of the States Newsroom network of local news outlets. Previously, he was a Capitol reporter for the Minneapolis Star Tribune for five years, after a Knight-Wallace Fellowship at the University of Michigan and time at the Las Vegas Sun, Seattle Times and a few other stops along the way. He lives in St. Paul with his wife and two young children

COMMENTARY

The emerging paramilitary wing of the GOP

By: - June 21, 2022

It’s campaign season, which means Republican candidates for office wielding weapons and threatening to use them. Here’s U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert, looking like an extra in a straight-to-DVD Western. COME AND TAKE IT pic.twitter.com/kwFrT61stF — Rep. Lauren Boebert (@RepBoebert) February 25, 2022 J.R. Majewski, a Republican candidate for Congress in Ohio, ran an ad (since […]