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"Winners Make Policy, Losers Go Home"
by Dave Mindeman

Mitch McConnell is noted for a political axiom...."Winners make policy, losers go home."

Ignoring the arrogance of the statement, it unfortunately is true. And the Democratic Party always takes up that loser mantle for some reason.

It has been on display again this year. It is like we didn't punish ourselves enough in 2016, we seem to need to do it again.

What do I mean? I mean this constant internal attack on Democrats that makes unity nearly impossible.

Somehow the money in politics (which is disgusting) has been hung around the . . .
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DFL Congressional Campaigns Minnesota
by Dave Mindeman

Three of the Congressional endorsing conventions happened yesterday. In the snowstorm. And let me just commend the dedicated DFLers who managed to get there under difficult circumstances. There is definitely a strong motivation with Democrats this year. We are woke...as they say.

CD2 endorsed Angie Craig on the first ballot yesterday. Jeff Erdmann ran strong for a first time candidate, but Angie Craig upped her game as well and has built a pretty formidable organization. I believe she will do well against Jason Lewis with a great chance to flip this district.

CD3 endorsed . . .
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We Need An Intervention
by Dave Mindeman

I have not been posting lately because it seems like the minute I get done writing something, the news cycle has passed it all by.

Today, Trump is threatening Syria. Paul Ryan decides not to run again. Zuckerberg is testifying to the House. Still getting the aftermath of the FBI raid on Cohen's office. Jim Comey's book comes out next week. And baseball in the snow.

How do you keep up with that?

Donald Trump has given America a case of the frenzies. We do not have time to respond to anything. The . . .
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Rep. Pat Garofalo Thinks We Need More Sports Gambling - We Don't
by Dave Mindeman

Rep. Pat Garofalo is a fan of gambling. At the moment, his passion seems to be about legalized sports betting. His twitter account is replete with gambling odds, spreads, and predictions. It isn't too much of a stretch to say that Garofalo probably gambles a bit himself.

Which makes it a little troubling that with all the problems that the state has in play right now, Garofalo wants the State of Minnesota to prepare for the sports betting boom that is about to come.

Rep. Pat Garofalo, the chair of a jobs and energy . . .
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Holding Police Officers Accountable
by Dave Mindeman

In Sacramento, a black man was shot 8 times by police while unarmed in his grandmother's back yard. He died. With a family. Father of 2.

And, as it is inevitably the case in these things, the officers claimed he had a gun. He did not. He had a cellphone.

Two officers shot 20 rounds (10 apiece) killing this young man. 20 rounds. 20 fricking rounds.

His name is Stephon Clark and he will soon be buried in Sacramento. Did he really have to die?

Another black man in Baton Rouge, Alton . . .
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