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MN 2018: How the MN Races Look Right Now
by Dave Mindeman

After that ghastly Trump/Putin "summit" meeting yesterday, it becomes more imperative than ever that Democrats organize to win in November....everywhere.

So what is happening in Minnesota? Let's take a look:

First generally, I feel that the embrace of Trump by MN GOP will be their undoing...instead of turning red, they will be bleeding come the fall. Erik Paulsen has read the tea leaves early and he is starting to run away from the Trump train.


CD1: Dan Feehan is looking competitive in the open Walz seat. Hagedorn and Carla . . .
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Abolishing ICE Is Not The Remedy
by Dave Mindeman

I know that the idea of abolishing ICE is growing in progressive thought, but I have to say that I do not agree with that concept.

ICE is a law enforcement agency. It implements the policy it is told to enforce. ICE has been told to enforce a policy that is flawed and is wrong - but that is not the fault of the agency.

We need a border patrol. If something unforeseen happened in Central America - massive floods, earthquake, military coup - people might flood our border in order to seek safety.
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For Democrats: Ignore Trump - Back To Basics
by Dave Mindeman

Although Donald Trump is, to my estimation, the absolute worst President we have ever had, Democrats should not focus on him when it comes to their campaigns.

The Minnesota Republican Party who embraced Marco Rubio during the primaries, is now a full throated Trump megaphone. The candidates have left no distance. The Party is the MN Trump Party.

And there is a distinction. Trump and Republicanism have divided. Traditional Republican hardcore positions seem to have been thrown out the window. Let me give you the list:

1) Free trade
2) Reducing deficits
3) . . .
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They Need To Pay A Price
by Dave Mindeman

At some point you have to pay a price.

In politics, bad policy is supposed to be corrected. The outcry of the public is supposed to matter. This insane idea of separating children from their parents at the border should have been shut down at the inception. Where were the voices of sanity? Are there any?

Today, it is said that Trump will finally sign an executive order to end this policy. (Although we have not had the actual signature show yet). But it has gone on far longer than anyone would have thought. . . .
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