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James Hamilton

St. Paul, MN
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5 years 3 weeks

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Posted on 04/16/14 at 02:42 pm in response to Minneapolis cabbies Uber-mad about regulation reform

Driving cab is a damn tough way to make a living. Cabbies lease the cars, the pay a percentage of their gross on top of the daily lease.

Every rider on Lyft or UberX is a rider not using a cab or some form of public transportation. I thought we were tryinf to reduce traffic?

It seems shortsighted, at best, to allow Lyft and UberX (two for-profit entities) to operate without the restrictions imposed on existing carriers, including regulation of fares. What, I wonder, does...

for a man who hasn't given a single detail about his plans if and when elected. A cynic might think he wanted to keep his campaign funding options open.

Posted on 04/16/14 at 12:21 pm in response to New owner Glen Taylor: less liberal Star Tribune ahead

the paper will be better for it.

It's become harder and harder to find what was once considered the gold standard in journalism, objective reporting. That doesn't mean you give equal credence to fringe elements, on any point on the spectra. It does mean that opinion is published where it's clearly labeled. It does mean more in-depth reporting than we currently get in most cases.

This may require a reversal of the current trend toward dimishing levels of editorial...

Posted on 04/16/14 at 06:48 pm in response to New owner Glen Taylor: less liberal Star Tribune ahead

to the right as the Strib is to the left, sir. Balance fell out the window and landed on 4th Street long ago.

will never put on the ticket a man who believes semi-automatic weapons should be banned in major cities.
http://www.mediaite.com/tv/conservative-hero-ben-carson-to-beck-you-have...

of the former GOP Speaker?

as a moderate Republican? First one to run for this seat gets my support.

Posted on 04/10/14 at 07:55 am in response to Met Council approves Southwest LRT, but Minneapolis can still block

In the case of the Edina ophthalmologists, for example, payments were high largely because of their frequent use of ranibizumab, an injectable drug used to treat age-related macular degeneration and prevent blindness.

“The drugs that we use are very expensive,” said Dr. David Williams, a partner at VitreoRetinal Surgery, “but they are actually miraculous in the benefits that they have.”

Posted on 04/04/14 at 04:08 pm in response to All Target data-breach suits to be tried in Minnesota

It's my understanding that no police department in the state is permitted to release information on pending investigations. Could be wrong, but that's as close as I can come to divining the rules contained in Minnesota's Data Practices Act.

Posted on 04/04/14 at 10:04 am in response to Report offers revealing stories about lives of Minnesota’s immigrants

one which will take some time to digest, given its 300+ pages. A few points that came to me in my first pass are troubling.

First, it appears that the report is light on references to the specifics of the human rights it asserts and their origins. A clear articulation of these rights and their sources would aid the reader not only in understanding the points being made but in assessing the extent to which the reader agrees with the recognition and application of the right in...