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John Edwards

Minneapolis, MN
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5 years 33 weeks

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Seeking out Jim Bernstein to comment on politics of the Commerce Department is certainly an interesting choice. Bernstein is best known for driving 1,000 State Farm employees with excellent jobs out of the state a decade ago after the insurer tried to set up an HMO-like network for auto glass repair to keep costs down. In a populist political move in 2002, Bernstein charged the insurer with unfair trade practices. He wound up settling for $75,000, or what amounted to pocket change for State...

Posted on 12/09/14 at 12:16 pm in response to The real journalistic question of Pointergate

Duchense Drew has set an interesting new standard for his newspaper: “if you don’t believe the story to be true, then there is no story.” What a subjective standard that is.
For example, in recent months the Star-Tribune ran front-pages stories alleging that Republican Gov. Chris Christie was involved in Bridgegate; Republican Scott Walker illegally coordinated campaign activities; and Republican Gov. Rick Perry abused his power. At the same time, the newspaper had no story about...

Posted on 12/05/14 at 11:57 am in response to Hubbard defends KSTP-TV's Hodges story after SPJ seeks disavowal

What a clear and concise explanation of the issue. Minnesotans are fortunate to have at least one news organization that will tackle an issue the liberal media (that would be the Star-Trib, WCCO, MPR, KMSP, AP and to a lesser extend the Pioneer Press) lack the will and courage to examine.

Posted on 11/10/14 at 12:18 pm in response to Ready or not, winter has returned. With ferocity.

When we experienced high heat several years ago, the then global warming purveyors were very concerned about those changes:


WWF Climate Witness story from 2007: “My name is Joe Schaedler.... I have lived my whole life in the vicinity of Minneapolis, Minnesota.... Minnesota is considered a part of “The...

What possible reason would the Commerce Department have for releasing such obviously confusing and highly misleading average rates? Hmm. I wonder. Is it possible that many people will receive double digit increases?

Posted on 10/06/14 at 10:50 am in response to Poll has Dayton up by 10 points over Johnson

Since The Glean is so interested in Wisconsin politics, I was stunned that Mr. Lambert missed this result: Walker Leads Burke 50-45 among likely voters in latest Marquette University poll. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 1, 2014.)

Personally, I would enjoy more reports about the economic growth in nearby North Dakota and how fracking has led to the dramatic reduction in the nation's gasoline prices.

Posted on 10/02/14 at 10:27 am in response to McFadden gets early endorsement from Forum newspaper chain

Liberals are always quick to slap a label on those with whom they disagree. So now, in Mr. Kimball's view, the Forum newspapers are "conservative." I will wait with anticipation when he attaches a liberal label to the Star-Tribune when it endorses Franken and Dayton.

Posted on 10/02/14 at 10:33 am in response to With 4.5% average increase, MNsure rates to remain lowest in nation

I am all for that Single Payer who is going to pay my health insurance. Is it going to be Bill Gates? Warren Buffet? If Mr. Phelan can tell me, I would appreciate it. I am going to get up early to be first in line in case the Single Payer runs out of money.

Posted on 09/29/14 at 10:16 am in response to Gay music director will not sue Nienstedt over firing

I am still baffled by The Glean's obsessive coverage of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. Is this not Minn(esota) Post? I understand that Brian embarrassingly linked to the hoax because he very much wanted it to be true since he opposes Walker's political views. But, geez, is this not supposed to be a "journalism" site?

Posted on 09/29/14 at 02:57 pm in response to Gay music director will not sue Nienstedt over firing

This is the lead sentence in the article that Brian linked to that was a hoax:

"A self-described militia group claims to be checking names on the 2012 Scott Walker recall petition and plans to confront those found to have outstanding warrants or tax defaults at the polls on Nov. 4."

That is a reference to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, which as I am pointing out, made it a story for Brian. He printed it because he wanted the story to be true. It is similar to Dan Rather...