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I am sure no one is shocked by this - Congressman John Kline opposes the President's plan for free community college.
Kline called the idea too lofty and rhetorically questioned why the president stopped at community colleges. "Why not say all college is free?" he said, in a press gathering in his office Wednesday morning.
Actually I'd like to hear a serious answer to that question - but I guarantee you, Kline is the wrong person to ask.
But Kline gives his usual excuses....he doesn't like the way it is paid for . . .
Right now I am having trouble controlling my anger. I am fed up with the representation that Minnesota gets in Congress - FED UP - with both Democrats and Republicans. The outrage is more than I can bear.
What has me in this state is the "newest" version of the Medical Device Tax repeal and the accompanying corporate greed and manipulation that is so evident in how Erik Paulsen and his cohorts (on both sides of the aisle) are approaching this.
I have talked about this many times. The Device . . .
(Reprint of a post I made on April 7th, 2009. I had just returned from a vacation in which we visited historical sites from the Civil Rights Era. It is appropriate for MLK Day and the recent release of the movie - "Selma". As I ponder the Supreme Court decision to reverse many of the provisions of the Voting Rights Act, it is hard not to think about the Edmund Pettus Bridge.)
The Edmund Pettus Bridge, Selma, Alabama. It's not a huge structure. It isn't a marvel of engineering. It doesn't hover . . .
We celebrate Martin Luther King's birthday on January 19 this year. It is a tribute to a man who worked tirelessly for integration of American society and for the acceptance of Black and other minorities into the main life of American culture. He lived in a time where children of different races went to separate schools; where Blacks couldn't sit in certain restaurants and other public places, and when voting rights were denied based on ability to read or on taking certain tests to qualify to vote. And because no honeymoon suites . . .
State Senator Terri Bonoff is a Democrat in the Minnesota Senate, but when it comes to education, she might as well have an R emblazoned on her desk.
Bonoff has introduced a bill that would end the Last In - First Out aspect for determining layoffs in a school district.
Sen. Terri Bonoff said Thursday that "It is my belief that really in every profession merit ought to be what gets someone hired, promoted or kept. I believe especially in a profession where our teachers play such an important role in shaping the . . .