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There Is Only One Real Answer On Immigration
by Dave Mindeman

Immigration rhetoric has deteriorated steadily since we had the more intelligent debate about undocumented residents. Now, everything is defined on the basis of "NIMBY" - not in my back yard.

These Central American kids, that are the basis of the current uproar, are just trying to escape a difficult and dangerous life. Why some people are "fearful" of them is a stretch of the imagination.

These kids are not really a situation of border "security". They are not trying to hide. They are not using tunnels or hiding in the . . .
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The Questionable Attacks On State Auditor Rebecca Otto
by Dave Mindeman

Matt Entenza has had a rocky relationship with Democratic politics. But this quest for the State Auditor's position seems a little on the bizarre side.

Yesterday, the wealthy founder of the Minnesota 2020 think tank announced that he would be foregoing public financing in the auditor campaign.

Think about that. The public limit is $417,300 for this usually sleepy down the ballot state wide campaign. A lot of candidates for the office never get close to that kind of spending.

Yet, Entenza obviously intends to exceed that figure. . . .
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GOP Guv Candidates Still Talking MNsure
by Dave Mindeman

The GOP candidates for governor are still making MNsure a main component of their campaigns. But are they offering any real alternatives?

1. Scott Honour - He wants to scrap the state exchange and opt into the Federal exchange. The Federal exchange had as many, if not more, problems than MNsure had at the beginning....and the Fed exchange has maybe made a little more progress on fixing it. But the essential dynamics of the ACA will not change - so what Honour is really talking about is changing tech venues. . . .
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Zellers "Principles" Cost The State Big Bucks
by Dave Mindeman

This statement from Kurt Zellers would almost be funny...if it wasn't so ridiculous:

"Democrats, political pundits, special interest groups, and even many Republicans predicted that we wouldn't hold to our principles and that the Republican-controlled legislature would cave to the intense political and media pressure during the shutdown," said Zellers. "But I did not surrender and the GOP legislative majorities did not cave. Instead, it was Governor Dayton who surrendered to us after two weeks."

That was principle? Let's review what happened. Dayton "surrendered" only after the Legislative Republicans agreed to . . .
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Talking About Women's Bathrooms At The State Capitol
by Dave Mindeman

The MN GOP sent out one of those bulk emails trying to promote the GOP version of a "we're good for women" newsflash.

I thought this was kind of funny....

We have come a long way from the days when there were no womens restrooms at the Minnesota Capitol.

Well, have we? Current GOP politics wants to go right back to that era.

The bathroom thing came up because the GOP e-mail mentioned the first elected woman State Senator in Minnesota, Rochester's own and IR Republican Nancy Brataas.

In . . .
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