Smart Politics

"That blog isn’t called Smart Politics for nothing.”– POLITICO

“Smart Politics is by far the best Minnesota political blog. I check it every day and encounter much good information and analysis that I can get nowhere else.” – Steven E. Schier, Professor of Political Science, Carleton College

Smart Politics is a non-partisan political news site that publishes original, data-driven reporting and analysis of public policy, campaigns, and elections for Minnesota, Upper Midwestern, and national politics. Smart Politics work complements the wide array of public events and programs convened by Center for the Study of Politics and Governance at the Humphrey School that promote and develop a more informed and engaged citizenry.