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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

Woe Unto The Hypocrites

The evangelical mind is not really a Christian mind. No, it has become a pure political rationalization machine. Let’s take the case of Franklin Graham. Regarding Trump, his recent statements include this: Graham actually said Trump’s sex life is “nobody’s business.” His paying off a PORN star is “nobody’s business.” His affair just months after […]