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Make America Hate Again? Thanksgiving Reflections
by Dave Mindeman

Today is Thanksgiving. A time of reflection. Of hope. Of giving thanks.

Let me get back to you on that.

It is difficult to reflect on good things and charitable thoughts when Donald Trump is dominating the media spotlight.

When he talks about "Make America Great Again", his rhetoric brings memories of Jim Crow, black lists, internment camps, registries....

The cap needs to be changed to: "Make America Hate Again"

Can a spirit of Thanksgiving exist in this environment? Has love thy neighbor morphed into - suspect thy neighbor? Every . . .
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Thinking Forward Regarding Transportation
by Dave Mindeman

Transportation is becoming a crisis of its own. Yeah, I know we have a dozen things on our plate - nobody seems to want to be talking about groads and bridges and light rail. But we are going to have to start addressing it....and soon.

With gas prices dipping below $2 a gallon, we should seize an opportunity. Yes, Middle East tensions could reverse that trend very quickly. But this small windfall for commuters will, more than likely, increase consumption and add to the wear and tear on the transportation infrastructure.

We should be . . .
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Minnesota Is Not Immune
by Dave Mindeman

I had always thought (well hoped) that Minnesota was at least a little better when it came to race relations. That Minnesota "nice" translated into more cooperation in dealing with the problems that lead to confrontational issues in regards to minorities.

Well, I was wrong.

At first I had an ongoing frustration with the educational achievement gap. That there was something wrong with how we approach learning when it comes to minority children. Then I was disappointed by the "unforced" racial segregation that plagues our state in our urban areas and our inability to . . .
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