In Minnesota, convicted felons who are released into the community with the expectation that they work, pay taxes, and live law-abiding lives, are nonetheless denied the right to vote. This vestige of incarceration should stay behind prison walls.
“For every dollar you spend, you save seven.” Such was the claim offered by one city administrator regarding the maintenance of roads. Was he right? Should we spend money to save money?
After voters and activists handed them a historic mid-term election victory, Republicans immediately reneged on their campaign promises and rushed to the cozy middle – again – as they always do. There’s only one way to break from this cycle of abuse.
Why I’m supporting David Gerson for Congress.
Fresh on the heels of controversy surrounding “American Sniper” Chris Kyle, an upcoming film echoes the “coward” narrative of Michael Moore. This time, the target of criticism is drone pilots.
Responding to a bill passed by Republicans in the House to ban federal funding for abortions, President Obama said Row v. Wade “reaffirms a fundamental American value: that government should not intrude in our most private and personal family matters.” Right… like healthcare, education, diet, parenting, employment, finance, etc.
Why do Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk and Judiciary Committee Chairman Ron Latz stand in opposition to extending Fourth Amendment protections to electronic communications and data? Do they support, through their obstruction, the unreasonable search and seizure of your private information?
Contact your state senator, along with Senators Tom Bakk and Ron Latz, with your expectation that this legislation be considered and voted upon.
Should Chris Kyle be celebrated for taking pleasure in the deaths of his targets? Are all snipers “cowards” in any context? Or is there a fundamental difference between an American solider and a jihadist insurgent?
We tend to think of regulation as a government action, and our political discourse reflects that. Free market are “unregulated,” bringing to mind wanton chaos and a condition of anarchy. But what if we all have it wrong? What if, to be truly regulated, a market must be free?
Legislators from both sides of the aisle want to give school districts the ability to tax without voter approval. They say it’s needed to address critical maintenance issues. Really? Are voters going to let kids freeze without heat in the winter?
Although to a lesser degree than tossing virgins in volcanoes, we still find ways to sacrifice people for the sake of the tribe.