From protester to senator, FBI tracked Paul Wellstone

It started with a fingerprint of a 25-year-old college professor who opposed the Vietnam War and ended with a search for his remains, 32 years later, in a wooded area near Eveleth, Minn. Full Story »

Posted by Beth Wellington
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Subjects: U.S., Politics
Topics: U.S. Congress, FBI
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Posted by: Posted by Beth Wellington - Oct 26, 2010 - 7:53 AM PDT
Content Type: Article
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Edited by: Jon Mitchell - Oct 26, 2010 - 12:21 PM PDT

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Beth Wellington
3.7
by Beth Wellington - Oct. 26, 2010

A feature in memory of Wellstone who died 8 years ago on this date. Interesting context with quotation from Coleen Rowley, the 9/11 whistleblower and former chief legal advisor in the FBI's Minneapolis office, said the documents from 1970 shed light on the FBI's far-reaching efforts to quash political dissent. (Including context of Cointelpro) The article, however wanders on to the FBI's protection of Wellstone and investigation of the crash, without drawing much significance regarding the Rowley's observation about current FBI actions against peace activists as "domestic terrorists."

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Mauricio Villa
3.9
by Mauricio Villa - Oct. 26, 2010

In my opinion not only do I think this is good journalism but I thought it was very effective in bringing Paul Wellstone’s persona alive. This story is well written because it shows evidence and background information while citing important sources that are relevant and easy to understand. Furthermore, the issues presented were enlightening and suspenseful as the FBI and a political activist (Paul Wellstone) join forces to uncover a mind blowing mystery. Plus, the uses of sources in this article were relevant as the Duluth FBI agents are in direct contact with the issues that are being addressed.

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Montrea Hawkins
3.9
by Montrea Hawkins - Oct. 26, 2010

I thought this was good journalism because it was relevant and contained great information. I also thought the writer put the information together well. She gave great citations throughtout the article as well. I would say that this is good journalism.

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Jin Bae
3.7
by Jin Bae - Oct. 26, 2010

The article is very effective in bringing the central character, Paul Wellstone, alive. Although he has passed away a few years ago, the article does a great job in providing sufficient context that helps readers grasp what kind of work Wellstone was involved in. The story brings in multiple useful perspectives that make the article sound well-rounded. Also, the story provides enough evidence and informative background to understand Wellstone and the issues that he faced because of his anti-war views.

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