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Why Do Rural Voters Vote Republican?
by Dave Mindeman

Open Letter to Rural America:

Listen, those of you who live away from the hustling city life...away from the traffic jams and the big malls...those who can still hear the birds and the rustling of the wind. I hope you are paying attention because you have a lot at stake in this political uncertainty.

Donald Trump promised to bring jobs and prosperity - but who will benefit? If you are supposing that it should be you, consider this. Although Trump's ideas on trade might help the old manufacturing establishment, it is going to hurt . . .
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About That Press Conference - It Was A Disaster, Believe Me
by Dave Mindeman

This is no longer about partisanship. No longer about party. No longer about principle. No longer about who's right or who is wrong.

This is about surviving Donald Trump.

I watched his press conference today and, sorry, that was the most embarrassing thing I have ever witnessed. Forget the policy. Forget the attempts at political points. Forget all of it.

That was a 747, nose down plane crash.

During that presser, Donald said that you people (the press) will all say tomorrow that Donald was ranting and raving.

Well, I . . .
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Careening Toward A Constitutional Crisis
by Dave Mindeman

The NY Times has just released a report that is very disturbing.

President Trump plans to assign a New York billionaire to lead a broad review of American intelligence agencies.

That billionaire is Trump ally, Stephen Freiberg - co-founder of Cerebus Capital Management. No official announcement yet, but Freiberg has been mentioned for a top administration position.

Freiberg has no experience in the intelligence community. But he has very close ties with Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner.

This is chilling.

In fact, it smacks of McCarthyism. Trump is trying . . .
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Do Your Job
by Dave Mindeman

The silence is deafening.

With the Michael Flynn resignation, questions upon questions come to the surface and cry out for answers. Yet, with the Republicans controlling the reins of power, their lack of curiousity is troubling.

For over a year and a half, the House Investigations Committee with Chair Jacob Chaffetz scrutinized to the minutest detail, everything about Hillary Clinton's e-mails. No stone was left unturned. It hurt her campaign and hurt her credibility. Yet, they found nothing.

But, in the case of Flynn, we have had troubles brewing below the surface indicating . . .
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Congressman Lewis Lacks An Honest Assessment Of Healthcare
by Dave Mindeman

Jason Lewis likes to make blanket statements without any real facts to back it up. His latest is another doozy...

"Minnesota had one of the best insurance pools, high-risk insurance pools in the country and it was undone by the ACA."

Minnesota did have the best one....of really, really bad insurance options. High risk insurance pools are a last resort means to cover people who cannot get insurance any other way. Most of those were people who had pre-existing conditions with chronic illnesses before the ACA, and the insurance companies could refuse to . . .
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