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Dan Hintz

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St.. Paul, MN
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The Koch Brothers aren't involved, but the Wal-Mart heirs and other wealthy right-wingers are the funders behind education "reform" astroturf groups like Minncan and SFER.

He either ran out of money, or ran out of friends. They put out some really good stuff, but ulimately it was always just about Entenza running for office.

I think I gave you half an answer last time. The cops do not have to give you a blood test if you ask for one. The choice of test is theirs.

You will see chemical dependency evaluations ordered, but I don't think psych evaluations are too common for DUIs. I expect that her behavior during the arrest and at trial gave the judge reason to think that she has some psychological issues.

I appreciate and share your concern for due process, but despite McDonald's protests, she...

Posted on 09/18/14 at 09:55 am in response to Should the Twins fire Ron Gardenhire?

The Twins had an all-star centerfielder in Carlos Gomez who was stifled by Gardenhire, and only reached his potential under a competent manager. Who knows how many other potential all-stars are being stifled by Gardenhire.

Posted on 09/17/14 at 05:30 pm in response to Adrian Peterson case brings corporal punishment back into the spotlight

I think its called second opinion because it corrects erroneous prevailing opinion like the one set forth in your comment.

The evidence IS overwhelming that spanking or other limited corporal punishment is both ineffective and counter productive. As with a lot of other things, America is nearly alone in the developed world in its belief that corporal punishment is acceptable, and its the scientific illiteracy and anti-intellectual attitudes that we love so much that keeps it that way...

Posted on 09/18/14 at 07:01 pm in response to Adrian Peterson case brings corporal punishment back into the spotlight

There are a lot of people who very strongly about having the right to hit their children. It will be a long time before the US catches up to the rest of the western world.

Posted on 09/19/14 at 10:28 am in response to Adrian Peterson case brings corporal punishment back into the spotlight

Here is another good read:

Its legal to hit your children (to varying degrees) but its never a good idea. Don't pretend there is a justification for it, because there isn't.

The real criminals here are these cops, not college kids selling weed to each other. This is a badly broken law enforcement system.

Idiocy is prosecuting kids for smoking weed. In a few years it will be legal (like it is in some places now) and the true idiocy of the drug war and these corrupt police officers will be exposed.

If you actually had read up on the case instead of assuming, you would know how grossly incompetent the police were. That girl was given a death sentence for a minor crime (which won't even be a crime there soon). The taxpayers will be paying her family millions of dollars, but the cops who murdered her will go unpunished.

The drug war in America has just been one long racist disaster. It has caused far more crime than it has prevented. Using college kids as informants is an...