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Eddie H-J

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Commenter for
6 years 5 days

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No one ever mentions the idea of direct state-control of public education. Why do we even need districts?

Posted on 04/08/13 at 12:31 pm in response to Mark Rotenberg will take post at Johns Hopkins

@Ray S

The U president makes a LOT more than $295K... in fact, he makes more than the president of the United States something like $600K.

Posted on 12/10/12 at 12:26 pm in response to Constitution nearly impossible to amend: Is the bar too high?

Of course the state bicameral (except Nebraska) ratifications required can be bypassed by submitting the proposed amendment to "conventions" in each state in lieu of the legislature. This has been done exactly once, to repeal Prohibition.

Posted on 06/21/12 at 02:17 pm in response to Why sloppy drafting will kill the photo-ID amendment

@Rus - Can you cite a specific instance of voter impersonation fraud in Minnesota in the last 20-30 years? Because that's the only type of fraud an ID would "solve".

Speaking of American Crystal Sugar's lockout: Rep Ellison and Rep McCollum have both taken $5000 from the company's PAC this election cycle--not exactly supportive of locked out workers.

Posted on 05/09/12 at 09:06 am in response to Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Switzerland)

Switzerland? With universal health care and excellent public services paid for with high taxes? How could she stomach becoming a citizen of such a hellhole?

Everyone knows that the Metrodome site is the most logical--it's time to simply tell the Vikings to buck up.

Posted on 07/20/11 at 10:41 am in response to Why the Bachmann clinic’s gay-curing therapy is the least of it

Actually she's not the "senator of Minnesota" [sic], she's the member of the U.S. House of Representatives for the Sixth District... There's nothing wrong with *me*, so ask the people of the Sixth District.

Posted on 07/04/10 at 08:10 am in response to For the Fourth, five 'amazing American treasures' -- see if you agree

Minnesota-related golden moments:

--The Minnesota Miracle that shifted costs from local governments to the state in an attempt to provide more fairness in local government and education and a more progressive funding system. (The tragedy being Tim Pawlenty's attacks on this system and the ensuing selfishness of places like Eden Prairie that seek to kill the whole idea).

--On a national level but Minnesota-related is the 1948 address by Hubert Humphrey to the Democratic Nat'l...

If T-Paw really believes in realigning the school district and giving the mayor more oversight, then there is actually ONE issue with which I agree with him. Wow. It's working in Baltimore and NYC, I think city-controlled rather than board-controlled schools could benefit Minneapolis.