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DFL MN Governor's Endorsement Race
by Dave Mindeman

The DFL convention is coming up in about 10 days - so let's see where we stand.

In the race for Governor, we still have three candidates. Rep. Erin Murphy, State Auditor Rebecca Otto, and Cong. Tim Walz.

General consensus says that Walz has a lead in delegates but it is not a commanding lead. Murphy seems to hold a within striking distance 2nd place and Rebecca Otto follows very closely behind Murphy.

In other words, this is still anyone's ball game.

Walz claims to have broader state wide appeal - and . . .
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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 the first amendment as well.

But they are kneeling. With their hand over their heart. The flag is no worse off then it has ever been. But one person has decided that this is a sign of disrespect, and he is . . .
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MNLARS and the Blame Game
by Dave Mindeman

I get frustrated with how information gets put out there. There are the facts, the perception of the facts, and the Republican Party use of perception. So be prepared for the long explanation.

In the Pioneer Press, today, there is an article about the MNLARS controversy. The headline is completely misleading...

Minnesota's DMV mess could get even messier. It's now in Dayton's hands.

Of course the MN GOP seized on the title to put out another attack on the governor. But if you read the article, the explanation is much different.

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Guns
by Dave Mindeman

The United States is the only developed country in the world that has a 2nd Amendment right to firearms. We are also the country that has the most mass shootings, most gun deaths per 100,000 population, and the most guns per capita.

I do not advocate the end of the 2nd Amendment, but I do think we need to acknowledge that the two statements above have to be related.

Our Constitution has guaranteed us the right to bear arms. That is a fact. But, like the other amendments to the Constitution, that right is . . .
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Promises Made....
By Dave Mindeman

Promises made - promises kept?

Build the wall - not built; but if it is, the money will be paid by us.

Drug Prices - big Pharma is still happy.

Immigration - kept his promise to destroy families. There's one.

Infrastructure - Non-existent.

Keeping Jobs - Well, I'm not sure saving jobs at ZTE in China counts.

Iran Treaty - Oh, he kept that one - and we will pay for it.

Paris Treaty - Kept that one also - and the world will pay for it.

Drain . . .
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