US House Passes the Best Election Bill, Decriminalization of Cannabis

Federal and Minnesota Report On Friday, the US House of Representatives passed a bill for cannabis decriminalization on a mostly party line vote 228-164. We argue this is probably the most impactful vote of the entire legislative session, politically. This removes...

McCollum Commercials During the IA Caucus Coverage

Minnesota Report On Tuesday, while watching the IA Caucus coverage were surprised to see a number of commercials run by Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-MN04) Chair of the Interior-Environment Subcommittee of Appropriations. The ads were in the tradition of her...

Fact: It’s the Size of the Base that Matters

As we listen to the number of attendees at Donald J Trump (R) rallies across the nation there is an interesting assumption—one we are skeptical about—that comes along with media reports, and that is the Republican voting base is equal to or competitive with the...

Minnesota: That Was Then This Is Now. (1978 & 2018)

The last time Minnesota had two US Senate seats up for consideration was in 1978. The election widely referred to as the Minnesota Massacre, because of the long-standing victories by the DFL Party candidates for offices up and down the ticket came to a crashing halt....

Calling Balls & Strikes on Campaign Ads

With the World Series just getting underway we thought the metaphor apt because if media outlets truly did call campaign ads correctly, then, ones that fell below a certain level would be called out, or a clarifier would be displayed on each ad run on that particular...