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Anti-Vaxxers….Dangerous Ideas

Recently at a Legislative Town Hall there was a coordinated effort to bring the idea that vaccines are dangerous to the attention of MN legislators. It was performance art and devoid of rationality. As a retired pharmacist, this raises all sorts of red flags. And unless we properly educate the public, I fear that we […]

The Case for Legalizing Marijuana

During a press conference that talked about the dangers of marijuana, an argument ensued about police tactics in enforcing marijuana laws. And a woman who wanted to talk about her son getting killed in a car accident by a driver who was high was shut down from speaking. It was a somewhat raucous news conference. […]

The Cost Of Having Trump As President

As the government sits in shutdown, there is very little evidence that Trump has any idea of the pressure he is putting on our economy. In fact, his policies across the board are forcing this economy into a massive slowdown, if not an eventual full out recession. This shutdown will lower GDP. Trump won’t see […]

10 Things I’d Like to See in 2019 Minnesota

Legalize Marijuana – Legalizing marijuana serves several real life purposes. First, it reduces the unnecessary incarceration of people for a comparatively minor offense. Second, it reduces some of the African-American disparities in those incarceration rates. Third, it gives people with chronic pain a reasonable alternative to opioids. Fourth, it provides an economic boost for agriculture.  […]

The Wall

The rhetoric that seems to follow this convoluted wall discussion gets crazier by the day.  And now the entire functioning of government is being held hostage for wall funding. Let’s remember how we got here. Candidate Trump insisted throughout the campaign in 2016 that he would build a wall and GUARANTEED us that Mexico would […]

C’mon Mueller – Indict Already

It hasn’t been two years yet and already I am suffering from Trump fatigue. The constant stupid tweets. The incessant trade wars. The drone of insults for everybody. Each and every day there is something new. And I suspect Robert Mueller has been overwhelmed with the crimes and conspiracies. But where will it end? How […]

Legalizing Weed

In regards to legalizing marijuana, I would like to discuss this statement from Majority Leader Paul Gazelka…. “It’s important to consider the many negative consequences that come with legalizing recreational marijuana,” Gazelka told the Dispatch in a statement. “Car accidents and addiction rates have increased in states that have legalized it, health care costs are […]

The Indignant Left

I call them the indignant left. These are the progressives who seem to believe that our supported policies should just magically come to pass and the “establishment” needs to get out of the way. Rubbish. I am as progressive as the next person – hell, I could be put on the socialist spectrum. But I […]