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Let's Stop This Distortion Of "Freedom of Religion"
by Dave Mindeman

Christians have taken the idea of religious freedom way to far....

A Christian couple fined $13,000 for refusing to host a lesbian wedding on their New York farm has decided to close the venue rather than violate their religious beliefs. Cynthia and Robert Gifford decided not to host ceremonies anymore, other than those already scheduled, Alliance Defending Freedom attorney James Trainor told The Blaze. "Since the order essentially compelled them to do all ceremonies or none at all, they have chosen the latter in order to stay true to their religious convictions, even . . .
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The Independence Party Has A Place, But They Need A Plan
by Dave Mindeman

I am going to preface this post about the Independence Party by stating my preference that the IP sticks around. My past thoughts on the IP have been somewhat pessimistic, but that's because I'm going more for a wake up call then wishing their demise. I think that a viable third party option is important to rein in partisan tactics of the Democrats and Republicans....and a means of tempering negative campaigns. A solid Independence Party in Minnesota could do that.

But, having said all of that, I watched the At Issue interview . . .
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The Republican Repeal Obamacare Strategy Has Failed
by Dave Mindeman

As I predicted months ago, the GOP's all or nothing attack on Obamacare is failing....

In their glee over the law's disastrous debut in October, the GOP also failed to accurately gauge how much Obamacare would animate voters more than a year later. The website got fixed. Millions of people signed up. And now some states are reporting that 2015 premiums -- one of Republicans' last hopes for an attack line before November -- are going down. The attack lines are disappearing.

The GOP forgot one very important thing - people still need . . .
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Cong. Kline: About That Special Ed Funding? Talk Is Cheap
by Dave Mindeman

Congressman John Kline has been talking about the importance of Special Education funding for years.

In February of 2013, a few months after Sandy Hook, Kline talked to some education leaders in Minnesota....

When Kline asked the educators about whether they would prefer to see increased special education funding under the Individuals with Disabilities Act or more funding for new school security measures, all agreed on special education.

"Wow," Kline said. "OK."


Kline was impressed.

In late April of this year, Kline complained to Sec. of Education Arne Duncan about . . .
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Health Care Providers Union YES
by Dave Mindeman

Republicans don't like unions.

Rep. Tara Mack, (R) Apple Valley seems especially upset about the home health care providers union that was just formed via a positive union vote....

"I strongly believe in the right to free association, but the government should not use its power to make private, independent care providers into employees of the state," said Rep. Tara Mack, R-Apple Valley. "The law passed by Minnesota Democrats in 2013 gives government greater power to decide how a mother provides care for her disabled child. There are significant concerns about . . .
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