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Hann puts Skoe on defensive

David Hann’s op-ed about DFL opposition to the bonding bill is hard-hitting and to the point. The opening paragraph to Sen. Hann’s op-ed says “It’s no secret why the bonding and transportation funding bills failed on the last day of the session: Senate Democrats, including Sen. Rod Skoe, tried to add a last minute amendment […]

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Thissen’s big dollar tax mistake

Rep. Thissen just posted this tweet in an attempt to criticize Republicans to distract attention away from Gov. Dayton vetoing a series of middle class tax cuts. In his tweet, he said “I bet those Republican House members wish they’d voted w/ us for 24 hrs. to review bills. That’s how you avoid $100 million […]

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DFL’s property tax propaganda

The DFL’s intentional deceptions are disgusting. Minutes ago, they posted this tweet: Remember: #mnleg had large surplus last yr too, but GOP budget produced increases in prop taxes, tuition & health care costs #SurplusChoices — Minnesota House DFL (@mnhouseDFL) December 3, 2015 It’s time that the DFL stopped lying about property taxes. The DFL’s budget […]

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DFL’s property tax propaganda

The DFL’s intentional deceptions are disgusting. Minutes ago, they posted this tweet: Remember: #mnleg had large surplus last yr too, but GOP budget produced increases in prop taxes, tuition & health care costs #SurplusChoices — Minnesota House DFL (@mnhouseDFL) December 3, 2015 It’s time that the DFL stopped lying about property taxes. The DFL’s budget […]

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Thissen’s big lie hides his extremism

It doesn’t surprise people that know him that Rep. Paul Thissen is telling whoppers again. In his op-ed in the St. Cloud Times, Rep. Thissen insists that Republicans promised to expand broadband during the 2014 campaign. That’s a whopper and Thissen knows it. What’s worse is that he knows it. What’s worst is that he […]

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Anzelc criticizes Gov. Dayton

If there’s anything I didn’t expect to hear this session, I wouldn’t have expected Tom Anzelc to criticize Gov. Dayton. That’s exactly what Rep. Anzelc did, though: Several were skeptical an agreement could be reached in time to avoid a partial government shutdown. “Historically, governors don’t call a special session unless there is rock-solid agreement […]

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Rand Paul’s ‘skin’ problem

Anyone who watched Rand Paul’s interview with Megyn Kelly last night saw Sen. Paul’s less-than-elegant side: Simply put, Sen. Paul was combative, argumentative and vague. He was argumentative when Kelly pressed him for a definition of who he meant when he talked about neocons. By comparison, Sen. Paul said that Charles Krauthammer was “just wrong” […]

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Pro-Israel vs. Pro-Iran

The recently-announced framework between Iran and the P-5 + 1 is an interesting situation that’s having significant political consequences. What’s at stake is whether senators should support a freedom-loving democracy or whether they should support a terrorist-financing nation led by aging religious fanatics that chant ‘Death to America‘. That’s essentially the heart of this debate. […]

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Juan Williams’ disgusting bias

Juan Williams’ column is filled with faulty premises. Here’s the first of Williams’ faulty premises: Sen. Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) strategy for defeating Democrats in the final two years of the Obama administration is clear: divide and conquer. There’s no doubt that Democrats are divided over Keystone. What Williams didn’t detect is that the people are […]

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Factchecking Cyson’s hit piece

Karen Cyson’s monthly columns are consistently intentionally misleading. This month’s column definitely fits that description. Here’s proof: Previous Rep. Michele Bachmann had a 75 percent rating of spewing falsehoods (mostly false, false, or pants-on-fire), according to [Politifact], and missed 10.3 percent of her voting opportunities. The median absence rate in the House of Representatives is […]

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Where are the pipelines?

One question that Gov. Dayton and the DFL have continually refused to answer is where the proposed pipelines are. Gov. Dayton, the DFL and their allies in the environmental movement constantly cite the need for additional studies to make sure the pipeline won’t hurt Minnesota’s supposedly pristine waters. Whatever their arguments, the truth is that […]

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Don’t trust the DFL, Part I

In 2012, the DFL campaigned on the promises of taxing “the rich” to pay for “middle class property tax relief” and to increase funding on education. By April of 2013, then-Speaker Thissen issued this statement. Here’s the heart of that statement: The House DFL Education Budget invests in what works: fully funding all-day, every day […]

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Another DFL tax increase, Part III

In 2013, the DFL said that they were raising taxes on “the rich” to pay for property tax relief for the middle class. I wrote here about how that failed…miserably: The Princeton School Board in a split vote on Dec. 16 increased the school district tax levy by 25.16 percent for taxes payable 2015 to […]

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Another DFL tax increase, Part II

When I wrote this post, I forgot something that needs highlighting. Last fall, the DFL constantly reminded us that they’d paid off the school shifts and that they’d increased funding for education. Apparently, the Princeton School Board didn’t get the memo. That’s odd because the DFL budget went into effect July 1…of 2013. If the […]

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Halbig v. Burwell: What if?

Dylan Scott’s article about what might happen if the Supreme Court invalidates health insurance subsidies being paid to people who bought insurance through HealthCare.gov is fascinating. For instance: What leeway does the ACA itself give the administration? It seems self-evident that the states currently using the federal exchange would be required to do something, to […]

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SPJ: Agenda media at its worst

Stan Hubbard’s response to the Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists’ denunciation of KSTP highlights Mr. Hubbard’s substantive criticism of MNSPJ. First, here’s the reason behind Mr. Hubbard’s response: On November 19, 2014, the Minnesota SPJ asked KSTP-TV to “disavow” its reporting, saying that our story was “fundamentally flawed and based on a faulty premise.” This, […]

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Onions & Orchids

This week’s Onions & Orchids editorial contains a complaint that a well-educated fifth-grader would be ashamed to write: Onions: I keep hearing the words, that the president poisoned the well. You can’t poison a well if there is no water. The president has waited 515 days for the House Republicans to act and pass the […]

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A stunning reversal

This article highlights why Mary Landrieu’s political career is all but officially over: In the last six years, Landrieu lost ground to Republicans in every Louisiana parish. In 2008, she defeated Republican John Kennedy by 121,111 votes statewide. This time, Cassidy and third-place finisher Rob Maness, a tea-party favorite who has since endorsed the congressman, […]

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Democrats’ divide deepens

It was inevitable that the Democrats’ divide would deepen after their trouncing in this year’s midterms. This article highlights some of the infighting within the Democratic Party: Tensions within the Democratic Party over policy and strategy have begun to surface after a midterm defeat that saw the party lose control of the Senate after eight […]

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Progressives’ assault on the truth

It’s time people started highlighting just how often progressives lie. They lie about people. They lie about events. If their lips are moving, especially during campaigns, it’s likely that they’re lying. This video provides proof of progressives’ propensity for lying: Here’s what Robert Reich said during the campaign: ROBERT REICH: First, you can forget about […]

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