Anti-government conservatives often cloak their movement in a religious mantle and enjoy disproportionate support from the fundamentalist brand of Christendom, while unfairly dismissing progressives, economic and otherwise, as irreligious. So it's a powerful refutation of that notion when our states' Catholic and Lutheran bishops, representing a vast mainstream of some 2 million Minnesotans, issue the kind of statement they p... Read More
Two months in to the legislative session, some of the more moderate and independent conservatives were daring to suggest reasonable revenue options, such as eliminating tax breaks and deductions. But then somebody yanked the chain and gave the order to get back in line. And that helps explain the letter to Gov. Dayton late last week, signed by all 37 senators in the majority caucus, affirming that they are still op... Read More
Wieffering article...Pawlenty Pants on FireNY Times article on Pritchard...PioPress on boomers....Robert Reich...stats on loss of pensions...Baby Boomer plight...401K failure...Wrote about pension grabs more than a decade ago...Don't need to give away the store... Read More
It's sometimes hard to get top business executives to locate to Minnesota -- what with the cold weather and progressive income taxes -- but once they've lived here awhile, it's even harder to get them to leave. I've heard some version of that story many times in business quarters, most recently at a BioBusiness event in Rochester. Those of us who have lived elsewhere have theories about this. ... Read More
If you want to stay on the cutting edge of Minnesota education policy debate in the coming months, you really must watch TPT-TV's broadcasts this week of a recent "Minnesota Meeting'' on education reform.(It's a one-hour show, and will be broadcast five times in the coming week on TPT Minnesota Channel 2.2 or TPT Life Channel 2.3, click here for more detail on viewing times and digital access). The Minn... Read More
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