No Surprise, Legislative Leaders Fail to Make Self-Imposed Deadline

Minnesota Report Aspirational goals are an element of politics and emblematical of how politicians make promises they fail to keep. With Minnesota being the only state in the nation with divided government, the making of a political promise, even a joint one, between...

Taxpayers Versus Tax-takers

Minnesota Report Before his election of US House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI01) used to refer to the people of our nation as the Makers v. the Takers. This juxtaposes against the Democratic view of the Haves v. the Have Nots. As we listen to the discussions about the...

Walz’s Numbers Don’t Add Up Well

Minnesota Report Governor Tim Walz (DFL-MN) was a social study teacher and not a math teacher, so its not all surprising to learn that the numbers in his budget don’t add up well for the economically disadvantaged and this is in large part because there is not a...

Sanders, Buttigieg and Harris All Miss the Point

National Report During the CNN town hall, when US Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) stated his support for a universal reenfranchisement of the voting rights for felons including the Boston Marathon Bombers (Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev) and sexual offenders...