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The Donald
by Dave Mindeman

Donald Trump for President.

It seems like a punch line. I start to smile every time his name comes up. John Stewart and Larry Wilmore thank their lucky stars that he decided to run for President.

(Just as an aside, it bugs me that whenever Trump talks his mouth forms this perfect circle on a lot of his spoken words. WHAT IS THAT?)

Yet, even with all the crazy lines and policy thoughts that come from this man, he still is "popular" in the Republican polls. What does that . . .
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Health Care Premiums And the ACA
by Dave Mindeman

There is this constant Republican background noise that turns over every stone they can find that might hold a criticism for health insurance via the ACA.

They have been focusing lately on premium increases. So let's try to introduce some more factual reasoning into this.

First of all, premiums in health care have been increasing forever. The reason we have tried so hard to reform health care and the reason why we passed the ACA is because health insurance premiums have always been increasing faster than inflation, the economy...everything.

And these . . .
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The Battle Flag Of The Army Of Northern Virginia
by Dave Mindeman

By itself, the Stars and Bars flag is a pretty innocent piece of cloth, but as with every historic symbol, it is what it comes to represent that gives it meaning.

The flag we are talking about was never the "Confederate" flag; it was the battle flag of the Army of Northern Virginia.....General Robert E. Lee's army, the army that fought in the eastern theatre of the Civil War. In the beginning, it was a very proud symbol. The Army of Northern Virginia was a proud fighting force and were successful against a . . .
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Commissioner Pay Raises & Republican Hypocrisy
by Dave Mindeman

It would seem that the MN Republicans are going to have an election discussion about Gov. Dayton's push for increases in Commissioner salaries. But if they insist on doing that, then let's make sure we have all the facts.

1. If the GOP was so concerned about this, why did they allow a window (July 1st) for the governor to do it? In fact, they legislated it that way (the House GOP voted for it). Why didn't they just slam the door entirely early in the session - they had that option. . . .
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