Archive by Author

Immigration FearMongering

by Dave Mindeman Immigration policy has always been controversial. But the Trump interpretation of it is patently ludicrous. The border with Mexico is not being overrun. The Canadians prefer their own country and probably could start taking steps to keep us out. We are a nation that appeals to the down trodden. We give people […]

Freedom And Family Need Defending

by Dave Mindeman Kids ripped away from their parents. Is this really America anymore? How much more of this are we going to allow? After all, this is being done in our name. The people of the United States are complicit in a massive incarceration of children. Sounds pretty bad doesn’t it. But this President […]

A Story About Why Dems Lose Elections

Let me tell you a story about the DFL convention that gives you one of the reasons why we seem to put too many elections at risk. Erin Murphy won the endorsement from the State DFL for the governor’s race. She went into the convention without a choice for Lieutenant Governor. Fine. She wanted to […]

DFL: A Wild Convention Day

Well, this has been a memorable DFL convention. A fairly normal Friday evening agenda gave way to a crazy Saturday of events. The shock of the day came early with the out of the blue endorsement of Matt Pelikan over incumbent Lori Swanson for DFL Attorney General. Swanson has had a strained relationship with the […]

The NFL And The Trump Flag

by Dave Mindeman The NFL capitulated to Trump. Yes, they prostrated themselves in front of the orange one and followed the will of the President. And the First Amendment is the victim. NFL players are not disrespecting the flag. They aren’t stomping on it. They aren’t burning it. Although those acts would be justified under […]

MNLARS and the Republican Blame Game

So here’s why the headline is misleading. Whether or not Dayton signs the bill, the MNLARS system will be messier either way. The MN GOP has guaranteed more mess, because they want it that way. They think they have no responsibility (wrong) for the MNLARS problem and they continued hanging this around Dayton’s neck for the entire session