Skip to Content

Support MinnPost

Connie Sullivan

Minneapolis, MN
Commenter for
3 years 2 days

Recent Comments

Posted on 10/17/14 at 12:37 pm in response to Letter from Willow River: Investigating the phenomenon of October Light

Some autumn poetry in prose and pictures. Thank you!

Posted on 10/16/14 at 12:35 pm in response to 2014 Campaign Finance Dashboard

I, too, would like to see the hard-to-get figures on money spent on advocacy for and against certain federal and state-wide candidates that is not directly connected to their official campaigns. The secret money, especially, from groups who claim to be "social welfare" entities who hide their contributors' names. That's the weakness of the incredibly bad Citizens United ruling, and its follow-up (removing any money limits on political campaign donations across the country).

As long as restaurant/bars have the option of going straight to the state legislature to get out of having to comply with Minneapolis's liquor rules, there seems to be little sense in the city trying to limit alcohol sales in neighborhoods by any means.

In my own small neighborhood, two if not three restaurants have got the rules on hard liquor changed for themselves, one by one, by getting a special law passed at St. Paul.

Mr. Swift seems to be assuming two things: that the charts' listing of "college" does not include post-secondary training in skilled labor (they usually do, in my experience), and that employers who are looking for skilled laborers should depend on post-secondary schools and colleges to train them for the employers.

For much of the U. S. industrial past, employers did their own training of new hires for the specific skills required of their jobs. Now, they seem to demand that...

Posted on 10/13/14 at 02:55 pm in response to Progressive Education Fund joins spenders in MPS school-board race

Besides identifying the two DFL endorsees to be supported by the Progresive fund, it would help to clarify some antecedents (when you have two possible antecedents to something in the paragraph before, it's best to repeat the name of one of them if you go on with that group). I got confused about who is supporting whom, and who is going to report what.

Also, for voters to be informed--and for Citizens United's ruling to make any sense whatsoever--you might want to tell readers when...

Great letter from these advocates!

Every candidate for Minneapolis School Board should be asked specifically about the issues they raised here, and in the various news reports--Beth Hawkins' efforts prominent among them--about this outrageous nearly half-a-million dollar contract that the proposers seem totally unqualified to receive.

Posted on 10/08/14 at 12:53 pm in response to Walking Minnehaha Creek: Canoeing it would be a lot easier

Nice article! I especially like the new term, "rustic mansion vernacular." Fits to a T.

People in Minneapolis might reflect a minute on how the Mississippi River--and even our part of the creek--would look if we had followed the western suburbs' way of permitting private ownership of the creek's edges.

Posted on 10/07/14 at 11:32 am in response to 'Decision fatigue' leads to overprescribing of antibiotics, study finds

Patients have got to be more responsible, and more informed about both the bad effects of antibiotics on viral illnesses and their bad effects on our environment, not to speak of ruining their effectiveness against human disease. They should ask the doctor why he or she is prescribing antibiotics. Force the doctor to explain. Break into his or her late-morning "fatique."

Posted on 10/07/14 at 11:25 am in response to Competitive race against Mills leads to fundraising haul for Nolan

Hearty congratulations to Camille Gallas! Her investigative piece on campaign funding, and especially how it ties in with student debt problems, is journalism of the first sort. Which we unfortunately don't see much any more, when mainstream journalism stays close to press releases and official campaign reports and too infrequently ever look into the details.

Of course, the Huffington Post picked this up! Rep. Kline is "an empty suit," and we hope that the voters in his changing...

Posted on 10/07/14 at 11:48 am in response to Wealthiest giving less to charity

It's obvious that a lot of people have their accountant do their taxes for them, so they really don't know about things like the current caps on the percentage of charitable gifts that may be deducted by the wealthy. The more you pull in every year in income, the farther you get from being able to deduct a good percentage of the amount.

One of the easiest ways to strengthen Social Security would be to follow this already-existing tax model: raise the income cap for SS contributions....