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And We Are Losing to These Characters?

Just perusing through the internet for a few hours today and it is stunning what you can find about the GOP candidates, for instance…… Linda McMahon, GOP candidate for Senate in Connecticut…..she makes $46 million as CEO of, get this, World Wrestling Entertainment and she has no clue what the minimum wage is; but she […]

Bi-Partisan Call for $1 Trillion in Cuts – The Catch? It’s In Defense

When you have the Cato Institute and the Center for American Progress agreeing on something, you have to take notice. The Sustainable Defense Task Force, put together at the behest of Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) to “explore options for reducing the defense budget’s contribution to the federal deficit without compromising the essential security of the […]

Comparing the DFL Primary Candidates – Pro and Con

                                                                                             OK…it’s been a while since I posted here, so let’s stir things up a bit. We’ll bypass the candidate press releases and delve a little deeper past the spin machine. Many of you have made up your mind for that August 10th primary date, but who emerges from that […]

Perceptions of the Poor

On my regular mnpACT blog, I have had a commenter of late who has been voicing his displeasure at government spending.   He’s actually a thoughtful person.  He has the obvious biases you might expect…but then, I have my own. A recent comment he made illustrates the feelings that a lot of the right have about […]

Taxes and Red States

I want to follow up on a post by MN Central about the Arizona referendum.   Looking over a report from the Progressive States Network, it’s hard not to notice that Governor Pawlenty’s counterparts in much redder states than Minnesota have used a much different approach to budget balancing. As MN Central points out, Arizona (certainly […]

Energy Disasters: One Is All It Takes

GOP National Chairman Michael Steele says: “This is the first oil spill of this magnitude in some 20 years since the Exxon Valdez so the track record here for drilling offshore in the United States is a pretty good one,” he said. Pretty good?….but is that good enough?   The tendency is (and to the energy companies, the hoped […]