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Let's take a quick look at the state of play in Minnesota's Congressional races:
District 1: This district is vulnerable to a Republican take over. The district has a Trump rural base and it is now an open seat. The Republicans will be having a tough contest as Jim Hagedorn (who came close to Walz last time) and Carla Nelson duke it out. Nelson has been showing some significant fund raising ability and she might make the convention a fight. On the Democratic side, Vicki Jensen has been a disappointment and it looks like Dan . . .
Let's review some things about the 2016 election....
1) Cambridge Analytica stole the data of 50 million American Facebook users. Facebook knew about it but did not follow up to stop it.
2) Russia used a troll farm to weaponize false news stories and spread them thoughout social media.
3) Cambridge Analytica admits that they were targeting areas of the US that would be vulnerable to social media attacks. And they bragged that they were able to use the electoral college to get Trump elected.
In the 18th District of Pennsylvania, Democrat Conor Lamb has, most likely, squeaked out a win in a district that Trump won by 20 points in 2016.
So what do we learn from this?
First, let's examine what we know about this race.
1) Conor Lamb is NOT a progressive candidate. 2) Rick Saccone was not a top of the line candidate. 3) This district will not exist by the next election. 4) The Republican Party sank an extraordinary amount of money into this race while the Democratic forces put very little . . .
I have long been an advocate of legalizing marijuana. The evidence of this being a harmful drug are lacking and the incarceration rates relevant to it are completely out of line.
But here is the main emphasis I would like to make. Marijuana (Cannabis) would be a safe alternative to opioid pain treatment. And in this current crisis, we owe it to everyone on chronic pain therapy to have it available to them.
Maybe complete legalization is too far for some, but a much more open and simple process of medical marijuana must be . . .
The House report on harassment policy after the Cornish cases, finally came out and only a small portion was made public. Once again, the House internalizes its dirty laundry and expects the public to be satisfied.
Remember when Erin Maye Quade, Lindsey Port, and Jamie Becker Finn called for an outside task force to study this situation? Well, maybe you don't because like everything else in Kurt Daudt's House, it got tabled, indefinitely, forever.
We need an outside group with some authority. The Cornish look see was assigned by Daudt, released to Daudt, . . .