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Dayton, Met Council vs. Shakopee

This article by Katherine Kersten is another outstanding article from her on the subject of how the Met Council intends to govern cities. Kersten starts by informing readers that the “council’s vision to transform how the people of the Twin Cities region live and get around has two prongs. First, the Thrive plan will promote […]

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What about the will of the people?

Chester Rorvig’s LTE sounds reasonable. It’s just missing one thing. First, let’s look at Mr. Rorvig’s LTE. Rorvig’s LTE starts with “Legislators of both parties, along with transportation experts, agree that Minnesota needs $600 million per year for 10 years to get the state’s roads and bridges up to par.” That’s the conventional wisdom but […]

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Real Met Council reform, Part II

There’s no question that people are resistant to change. They appreciate the familiar, which is why it’s difficult, if not impossible, to change things that are broken. Sometimes, though, a dramatic shake-up is exactly what’s needed. The colonists knew that in the 1770s. There are lots of angry activists in the 21st Century who wonder […]

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Trump disparages activists

Jim Geraghty’s post, titled If You’re Explaining, You Los- Eh, No, Wait, You’re Doing Your Job., demolishes Donald Trump’s fanatical rant that voters were disenfranchised. When Geraghty wrote “You vote for delegates at your precinct March 1; the delegates you elect vote among themselves for delegates to district and statewide conventions; at the district and […]

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Donald Trump’s dishonest op-ed

When I saw Donald Trump’s op-ed in this morning’s Wall Street Journal, aka WSJ, I wrote this 500-word article to respond to Trump’s deceptions. I won’t rehash all of the arguments I made in the article. Instead, I’ll focus this post on some of the most intentionally dishonest statements in Mr. Trump’s op-ed, starting with […]

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Sign the We The People Petition demanding the FAA ban all incoming flights from ebola-stricken countries!

At White House.gov:Have the FAA ban all incoming and outgoing flights to ebola-stricken countries until the ebola outbreak is containedThe Ebola virus has reached unprecedented epidemic proportions in West Africa, and has been joined by another unrelat… . . . → Read More: Sign the We The People Petition demanding the FAA ban all incoming flights from ebola-stricken countries!

Sign the We The People Petition demanding the FAA ban all incoming flights from ebola-stricken countries!

At White House.gov:Have the FAA ban all incoming and outgoing flights to ebola-stricken countries until the ebola outbreak is containedThe Ebola virus has reached unprecedented epidemic proportions in West Africa, and has been joined by another unrelat… . . . → Read More: Sign the We The People Petition demanding the FAA ban all incoming flights from ebola-stricken countries!

Thank God the border is secure

Thank God that great prognosticator and policy wonk Harry Reid has ended the confusion. Thank God we now have Harry’s word that the border is secure. If I hadn’t gotten that information from ‘Gospel Truth Harry’, I’d probably pay more attention to this article: HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut officials have rejected a federal request […]

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SEIU-BMS corruption alert

Hollee Saville just published this information on her Facebook page: With breakneck speed, the BMS has set the mail-ballot election for SEIU’s attempted unionization of home care providers to begin on Friday, August 1. DHS and SEIU are prohibited from the unfair labor and election practices for which SEIU is often known. If you are […]

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Harry Reid and Juan Williams

If there’s anything that can be gleaned from Juan Williams’ article, it’s that he’s exceptionally gullible. Here’s what I’m talking about: Last week, however, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) invited me and a few other columnists to his office to deliver a message: The paralyzed, polarized government is not due to the president’s failure […]

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The Declaration’s wisdom

On this day in 1776, men of great integrity gave us an incredible gift. On July 4, 1776, they gave us the Declaration of Independence. Though it’s 238 years old, we’re still benefiting from these men’s wisdom. They suffered greatly to turn that declaration into reality. This society will be hurt, though, if we don’t […]

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Dayton, DFL now bragging about shrinking tax increase

This article sickens me because it’s intellectually dishonest. Baird Helgeson is intent on portraying the DFL as heroic tax cutters. That’s BS. The DFL is the party that taxes first, then waits to see if there’s a backlash. If there’s a backlash, they pass a Tax Repair Bill like they did Friday. “This is a […]

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Moscow on the Mississippi?

After reading this article, I’m wondering if I’m living the United States or in the former Soviet Union. Seriously, does anyone think that governments should be able to use eminent domain to take private property from a family to build biking hiking trails? That’s what Dakota County is attempting to do: The county is seeking […]

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Cleta Mitchell’s devastating testimony

Thursday, Cleta Mitchell testified that the IRS scandal is real and that the investigation is a sham: I wholeheartedly agree. During her testimony, Ms. Mitchell delivered this devastating information: When Lois Lerner and President Obama accused line agents in Cincinnati of being responsible, ladies and gentlemen, that is a lie and I knew when Lois […]

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The America Washington forgot

This Peggy Noonan article dovetails nicely with Glenn Reynolds’ excellent column about “Irish Democracy”, which I wrote about in this post. First, here’s Dr. Reynolds’ explanation of the foundation of Irish Democracy: In his excellent book, Two Cheers For Anarchism, Professor James Scott writes: One need not have an actual conspiracy to achieve the practical […]

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McMorris-Rodgers’ response: A star is born

I hate disagreeing with George Will and Charles Krauthammer because they’re such intelligent people. Still, that’s what I have to do because, last night, I loved watching Cathy McMorris-Rodgers’ response to President Obama’s depressing SOTU Address. Here’s the first highlight of Rep. McMorris-Rodgers’ speech: Tonight the President made more promises that sound good, but won’t […]

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Irish Democracy

Glenn Reynolds’ latest USA Today column highlights why the Anything But Affordable Care Act, aka the ABACA, is destined for failure: In his excellent book, Two Cheers For Anarchism, Professor James Scott writes: One need not have an actual conspiracy to achieve the practical effects of a conspiracy. More regimes have been brought, piecemeal, to […]

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Met Council: Unelected dictators?

Yes, the title of this post uses a bit of hyperbole. Still, the case that Katherine Kersten makes in this article tells a disturbing tale: The Met Council intends to change that in its 30-year plan for the seven-county metro area: “Thrive MSP 2040,” due out in 2014. Some of us, of course, prefer to […] . . . → Read More: Met Council: Unelected dictators? . . . → Read More: Met Council: Unelected dictators?

Obama’s mission accomplished moment

Last week, I spotted a headline that said the Obama administration didn’t want to make a Bush-like “Mission Accomplished” statement. I wish I would’ve copied that link because the Obama administration appears to have made their own “Mission Accomplished” statement: HealthCare.gov team claims victory: ‘We have met the goal’ That’s a self-serving statement if ever […] . . . → Read More: Obama’s mission accomplished moment . . . → Read More: Obama’s mission accomplished moment

Obama’s mission accomplished moment

Last week, I spotted a headline that said the Obama administration didn’t want to make a Bush-like “Mission Accomplished” statement. I wish I would’ve copied that link because the Obama administration appears to have made their own “Mission Accomplished” statement: HealthCare.gov team claims victory: ‘We have met the goal’ That’s a self-serving statement if ever […] . . . → Read More: Obama’s mission accomplished moment . . . → Read More: Obama’s mission accomplished moment