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June 14, 2019
Reader Opinion: Dumb and dumber
After the 2016 presidential election, traditional political parties were clearly becoming less and less relevant to voters. It had become obvious to many voters that only candidates vetted by the economic elite would be on the ballot. Both parties had been co-opted by big money, resulting...
June 14, 2019 - 8:30am
May 25, 2019
DFL decries omission of emergency insulin provision; GOP cites clerical error
Thursday, May 23, despite bipartisan support in the House and Senate for the Alec Smith Emergency Insulin Act, Senate Republicans did not include the provision in the health and human services omnibus bill. State Sen. Michelle Benson, R-Ham Lake, described its omission as a clerical...
May 25, 2019 - 9:30am
May 24, 2019
Reader Opinion: What would it take?
I have one simple question for Trump supporters. You voted for him and still support him in spite of his extreme dishonesty in both business and personal lives. He has an overly low view of women, people from other countries, those of darker skin color, anyone who's had bad misfortune...
May 24, 2019 - 5:30am
May 23, 2019
Reader Opinion: Legislative session
A recent writer painted our Republican legislators as obstructionists because the Democrats didn't get all they asked for this year. I shudder to think what our taxes would be in this state if no one opposed the Democrats from time to time. What happened was a compromise and that's...
May 23, 2019 - 2:30am
May 20, 2019
Reader Opinion: Minnesota Republicans
I want to say "Paul, Paul, Paul" to Senate Majority Leader Mr. Gazelka for his lack of creativity. His leadership is just like that of the national Republican Party under such notables as his namesake Paul Ryan and going back to that fine, stubborn manipulator Newt Gingrich, the...
May 20, 2019 - 2:30am
May 17, 2019
Reader Opinion: Prohibition is expensive
As the end of our legislative session approaches, it seems that our do-nothing Senate has let us down once again. Across our country, lawmakers are recognizing that cannabis prohibition is just too expensive. Nanny State Republicans have decided that this is not the year for Minnesota....
May 17, 2019 - 8:30am
May 14, 2019
Reader Opinion: Be responsible
In regard to the Wednesday, May 8, "US vs. Venezuela" letter to the editor, I find it and others similar to it (gun control) somewhat ironic. I realize that 1,053 reasons (killings) is a terrible thing but what about the thousands upon thousands of babies killed each year through...
May 14, 2019 - 2:30am
May 9, 2019
Shutdown looming? DFL, GOP lawmakers trade jabs over stalled budget talks
Budget talks have largely broken down in St. Paul, with both sides pointing fingers at their counterparts and citing a disregard for good faith...
May 9, 2019 - 10:12am
May 8, 2019
Reader Opinion: A new trump
It is common to read and hear how unfortunate it is that our nation is divided. Perhaps, though, this is just where we need to be. As like two sawyers, faced in opposing positions, both pulling and pushing back and forth in earnest effort to cut the better timber. Both sides have...
May 8, 2019 - 11:00am
May 1, 2019
Reader Opinion: Lies
I read that President Trump has lied, according to fact checkers, 9,000 times. That, if true, would be over six times a day since he came down the elevator in May of 2015. That has got to be the lie. Every liberal says that President Trump is a liar, but what are they calling a lie?...
May 1, 2019 - 2:30am
April 17, 2019
Reader Opinion: Ignorance versus stupidity
Generally defined, ignorance is simply not knowing something. We're all ignorant of many things, and there's no shame in that. Albert Einstein predicted black holes a hundred years ago, and just a few days ago other scientists finally captured an "image" of one. And yet I'll bet Einstein...
April 17, 2019 - 2:30am
April 13, 2019
Fraud fallout: Local politicos comment on statewide child care fraud scandal
State-funded child care services across Minnesota are getting a long, hard look amid fallout from a fraud scandal that first broke early last...
April 13, 2019 - 5:00am
April 6, 2019
Rosenmeier Forum: Journalist, former senator chart evolution of Republicans
Speakers addressed the elephant in the room during the latest Gordon Rosenmeier Center for State and Local Government forum. A pretty sizable...
April 6, 2019 - 7:00am
April 3, 2019
Minnesota Republican politics will be subject of 2 April Rosenmeier forums
Minnesota Republican politics—then and now—will be the topic of two April forums sponsored by the Gordon Rosenmeier Center for State...
April 3, 2019 - 10:11am
April 1, 2019
Banned bills? Democrats stage mock hearing to push their proposals
ST. PAUL — What's a state lawmaker to do when he or she can't get a hearing at the Capitol? Well, one path is to invent a committee willing...
April 1, 2019 - 5:02pm