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Putting Coal Out Of Business
by Dave Mindeman

Hillary Clinton is never going to do well in West Virginia.

Bernie will clobber her there. Donald Trump will have no trouble winning in November. West Virginia is far from being Clinton country.

That is why it says something about Clinton as a person, that she went there to campaign and take the disdain of coal mining country.

What is the reason? It is this statement made at a CNN Town Hall in March:

"We're going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business."

She has . . .
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A Republican Future Coming To A Mall Near You
by Dave Mindeman

A story of the future in the Republican United States....

I was doing some shopping at the Mall with my wife. When we got to the food court, I said:

Me: Hey, honey, I need to hit the bathroom, I'll be right back.

Her: OK, I'll check out what's available. Meet you in the back.

So, I head down the corridor and get to the bathroom entrances. For some reason, there is a security officer standing outside. As I approach the Men's Entrance, he holds up his hand.

Officer: Sir, can . . .
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Transit: The House GOP Is Standing In The Way Of Our Future
by Dave Mindeman

We are going to look back on this period...this legislative period...and wonder what the hell we were thinking?

We have infrastructure problems, maintenance problems, carbon emission problems...problems, problems, problems.

And we are not addressing them.

This is a representative democracy which means we count on those we elect to take care of the day to day needs of how the state operates. We do not elect them to do what we wish them to do, we elect them to do what we need them to do.

That is why this transportation conundrum . . .
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The MN House Republican Bonding Hypocrisy Game
by Dave Mindeman

This 2016 legislative session is kind of a mess. None of the big issues are close to being resolved.

And the usual item which is regularly done during the election year session, namely the bonding bill, is caught up in more of that partisan wrangling we have gotten so used to when the MN GOP controls a branch of government.

But here is what is so hypocritical about the bonding process.

The House GOP gives us their "fiscal restraint" talk...

But that's not how House Republicans see things. Many of them . . .
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Climate: If We Want More Than Incremental Change, How?
by Dave Mindeman

There is something that I always view as a frustrating conundrum when it comes to renewable energy and climate change.

How can we act fast?

Bernie Sanders criticizes Hillary Clinton on her "incremental approach" to climate change, saying that it is an immediate crisis and needs immediate attention.

Which is true.

But at the same time, he wants a moratorium on nuclear power plants and an end to fracking. Yes, I can agree, that we, in the progressive community, are uncomfortable with those sources.

But climate change may already be . . .
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