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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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Dan Kimmel Is A Nice Guy - (Stated In More Than 140 Characters)
by Dave Mindeman

Dan Kimmel is one of the nicest guys you could ever meet.

I fell like I have to say that at the outset because over the course of this last week, Dan has been called everything but nice.

If you recall, Dan was the candidate who made the big 140 character mistake when he tweeted....

"ISIS isn't necessarily evil. It is made up of people doing what they think is best for their community. Violence is not the answer, though."

On its face, that was bad thing to say in the . . .
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Nolan, Walz, Peterson: Standing With The Cowards
by Dave Mindeman

Nolan. Walz. Peterson.

These are Democratic Congressmen in Minnesota. And they all voted with the GOP on the Syrian refugee bill.

I am very disappointed at the lack of political courage in this country. I expect it from the Republicans - for all of their tough talk, they have no spine. But Democrats! Please! Why would you buy into this stupidity?

Is your Congressional job so important that you are willing to throw people in desperate need under the bus? We are not even talking about a likely threat in this instance. Syrians . . .
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Republicans Seem To Have Forgotten What America Means
by Dave Mindeman

Amidst all the Syrian refugee talk coming from the Republicans, we seem to be missing a very important fact.

These refugees are not just going to walk into the US tomorrow. There is a year long process of information checking that goes on whenever someone seeks asylum. And if they have no information to check, as our GOP friends keep pointing out, then they do not enter the US.

Former Congresswoman Jane Harmon, who spent years on intelligence committees, spoke on MSNBC and mentioned that since 9/11 we have taken in 700,000 asylum . . .
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