Categories

A sample text widget

Etiam pulvinar consectetur dolor sed malesuada. Ut convallis euismod dolor nec pretium. Nunc ut tristique massa.

Nam sodales mi vitae dolor ullamcorper et vulputate enim accumsan. Morbi orci magna, tincidunt vitae molestie nec, molestie at mi. Nulla nulla lorem, suscipit in posuere in, interdum non magna.

Democrats’ non-participation trophy

Sen. Hatch didn’t hesitate in changing the Senate Finance Committee rules after Democrats failed to attend a confirmation vote for Steve Mnuchin to be President Trump’s Treasury Secretary and Rep. Tom Price to be President Trump’s HHS Secretary for a second day in a row. This morning, Democrat senators didn’t attend the Senate Environment and […]

Continue reading Democrats’ non-participation trophy

. . . → Read More: Democrats’ non-participation trophy

Ellison from La-La-Land

In his campaign to become the next chair of the DNC, Rep. Keith Ellison wrote this op-ed, which Time Magazine published. It’s a publication from La-La-Land. For instance, Rep. Ellison wrote “Take labor protection and environmentalism, two core Democratic values. Republicans claim you can’t both have clean air and grow jobs. This too is a […]

Continue reading Ellison from La-La-Land

. . . → Read More: Ellison from La-La-Land

Ellison’s DNC campaign

Keith Ellison is hoping to turn his support of Bernie Sanders, then Hillary Clinton, into a winning message in his bid to become the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). At this point, outsiders think Rep. Ellison is the leader to succeed Debbie Wasserman-Schultz as the full-time chair of the DNC. Whether DNC […]

Continue reading Ellison’s DNC campaign

. . . → Read More: Ellison’s DNC campaign

Gov. Dayton, BLM vs. Miners

Gov. Dayton is the gift that keeps giving fantastic quotes to Minnesota’s bloggers. This article provides another such gift. The second paragraph of the article says “In an interview with The Associated Press, Dayton said he expects Twin Metals Minnesota and its supporters to try their hardest to persuade President-elect Donald Trump’s administration to reverse […]

Continue reading Gov. Dayton, BLM vs. Miners

. . . → Read More: Gov. Dayton, BLM vs. Miners

Hillary’s Wisconsin decision

It isn’t a secret that Hillary Clinton made a mistake by not campaigning in Wisconsin. People of all political persuasions have criticized her. IMO, those criticisms are justified … to a point. Let’s first stipulate that Hillary campaigning there would’ve helped. The question remaining is how much it would’ve helped. After spending this past weekend […]

Continue reading Hillary’s Wisconsin decision

. . . → Read More: Hillary’s Wisconsin decision

President Obama’s legacy

Thankfully, President Obama will soon be riding off into the history books where we can ignore him. His biggest legacy, of course, will be that he’s the first African-American elected US president. After that, though, he’s totally forgettable. One of President Obama’s multitude of negatives is his hatred of energy independence. Even now, he’s trying […]

Continue reading President Obama’s legacy

. . . → Read More: President Obama’s legacy

Is Resolution 54 vote a victory?

There’s been lots of celebrating on the Range after Resolution 54 got defeated Saturday. This article said that Jason Metsa thinks that the vote is “a clear indication of where the party is at.” Then Metsa admitted that “the issue will be coming up again.” First, the Range DFL survived Saturday, partially because all parts […]

Continue reading Is Resolution 54 vote a victory?

. . . → Read More: Is Resolution 54 vote a victory?

Resolution 54, the PUC & the DFL

The lede in this article sounds a triumphant tone. The opening says “Labor Democrats decided to fight Saturday and won a major victory for the party’s future on the Iron Range.” While it’s a procedural victory for the Range, it isn’t a major victory if you’re judging it by whether anything changed as a result […]

Continue reading Resolution 54, the PUC & the DFL

. . . → Read More: Resolution 54, the PUC & the DFL

Scott Pruitt vs. the EPA, Part II

In Part I of this series, I wrote about the virtues of federalism. Now it’s time to talk about the negative things that happened when the Obama administration ignored the Constitution and the rule of law. Specifically, I’ll quote from Kim Strassel’s article about Scott Pruitt. Picking up where I left off, let’s rejoin Strassel’s […]

Continue reading Scott Pruitt vs. the EPA, Part II

. . . → Read More: Scott Pruitt vs. the EPA, Part II

Scott Pruitt vs. the EPA, Part I

Kim Strassel’s latest column highlights an exciting possibility for the American people. What’s exciting is a nerdy subject but a subject that might teach the average person the virtues of the system that our Founding Fathers gave us. Ms. Strassel opened her article by writing “Donald Trump had barely finished announcing his pick to lead […]

Continue reading Scott Pruitt vs. the EPA, Part I

. . . → Read More: Scott Pruitt vs. the EPA, Part I

Examining the Iron Range’s ‘victory’

Now that Resolution 54 has been defeated and labor leaders are experiencing a mini-Kumbaya moment, it’s time to examine what the Iron Range won yesterday. I’ll return to that in a bit but it’s important to set this up properly. Rick Nolan apparently gave a speech that set the mood for the vote, saying “Nobody […]

Continue reading Examining the Iron Range’s ‘victory’

. . . → Read More: Examining the Iron Range’s ‘victory’

Resolution 54’s impact on the DFL

Resolution 54, which is an amendment offered to the DFL state party platform, has already had a significant impact on the DFL. In 2016, the DFL sent the signal to outstate Minnesota that they cared most about the urban and suburban parts of the state. While most people who voted for Donald Trump and GOP […]

Continue reading Resolution 54’s impact on the DFL

. . . → Read More: Resolution 54’s impact on the DFL

DFL’s showdown Saturday?

When I wrote this post, titled The DFL’s blue collar civil war, I focused my attention on tomorrow morning’s DFL State Central meeting and something titled Resolution 54. The language for Resolution 54 states “Oppose sulfide ore mining, which is significantly different from taconite mining, poses unacceptable environmental risks, threatens multiple watersheds (Lake Superior, BWCA/VNP, […]

Continue reading DFL’s showdown Saturday?

. . . → Read More: DFL’s showdown Saturday?

DFL’s showdown Saturday?

When I wrote this post, titled The DFL’s blue collar civil war, I focused my attention on tomorrow morning’s DFL State Central meeting and something titled Resolution 54. The language for Resolution 54 states “Oppose sulfide ore mining, which is significantly different from taconite mining, poses unacceptable environmental risks, threatens multiple watersheds (Lake Superior, BWCA/VNP, […]

Continue reading DFL’s showdown Saturday?

. . . → Read More: DFL’s showdown Saturday?

DAPL thugs resort to violence

All this week, I’ve focused attention on the ‘protesters’ protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. I’ve reached the point where I’m getting upset with journalists who call these thugs protesters. This article highlights why they haven’t earned that title. They’ve earned the title of thugs. The opening paragraph of the Daily Caller article emphatically states “The […]

Continue reading DAPL thugs resort to violence

. . . → Read More: DAPL thugs resort to violence

DAPL fundamentals

Kevin Cramer’s WSJ op-ed on the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) is must reading if you want the truth about what’s happening in North Dakota. Predictably, what’s happening isn’t getting reported by the so-called MSM. In the opening paragraph of his op-ed, Rep. Cramer said “[a] little more than two weeks ago, during a confrontation between […]

Continue reading DAPL fundamentals

. . . → Read More: DAPL fundamentals

Democrats’ anti-democratic tactics

Sen. Dan Sullivan’s op-ed highlights many of the Democrats’ anti-democratic tactics. Sen. Sullivan’s op-ed frequently highlights how environmental activists use weaponized government to kill infrastructure and energy projects. For instance, environmental activists used anti-democratic tactics, noting that the “Pentagon was built in 16 months. The 1,500-mile Alaska-Canadian Highway, which passes through some of the world’s […]

Continue reading Democrats’ anti-democratic tactics

. . . → Read More: Democrats’ anti-democratic tactics

Anarchists, Democrats & DAPL

This weekend, the US Army Corps of Engineers announced that they had refused the final permit to build the Dakota Access Pipeline. What they didn’t (couldn’t?) say was that a federal court ruled that “the project already has court approval.” The Army Corps of Engineers’ ruling isn’t the final say in the matter. It’s the […]

Continue reading Anarchists, Democrats & DAPL

. . . → Read More: Anarchists, Democrats & DAPL

Democrats’ fundraising follies

It’s indisputable that 2 of the 3 biggest losers this election were Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi. The DNC picked Mrs. Clinton essentially before their primaries or debates, mostly because they fell in love with her name ID and her fundraising ability. They also picked her out of fear of the Clintons’ retribution. After another […]

Continue reading Democrats’ fundraising follies

. . . → Read More: Democrats’ fundraising follies

Draining the swamp, Trump edition

One of the things that Donald Trump campaigned on was draining the swamp in DC. Lots of people question President-Elect Trump’s ability to do that. Former Minnesota State Sen. Ellen Anderson is the latest person to question Mr. Trump’s ability to drain the swamp. I’d tell Sen. Anderson that it all depends on what you […]

Continue reading Draining the swamp, Trump edition

. . . → Read More: Draining the swamp, Trump edition