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John Edwards

Minneapolis, MN
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Posted on 04/16/14 at 05:11 pm in response to New owner Glen Taylor: less liberal Star Tribune ahead

Detroit truck driver Steve Utash April 3 stops to help a young boy injured after he ran in front of the truck. Utash is now clinging to life after he was beaten viciously. Utash is white, his attackers black as is the injured boy. Frazier Cross Jr., a former KKK member, 10 days later kills three at a Jewish community site in Kansas City. Both are equally heinous crimes. One causes conservatives to say: see. The other liberals to say: see. The StarTribune runs the Kansas City shooting on...

Sadly Mac Riddel has rushed to politicize even the tragic death of a troubled man by accusing Republicans of abandoning Mr. Smith.

But as Smith wrote: "I have pushed nearly everyone close to me away, causing them stress, anxiety and pain. My friends want to help, but can take so much before they will just give up." If Mr. Riddel will re-read the story he will see that Smith's Republican friends tried many times to help him. Smith's case is very similar in its tragedy to that of DFL...

Posted on 04/02/14 at 12:35 pm in response to Reaction to Glen Taylor's bid for the Star Tribune

Glen Taylor’s purchase carries with it the remote hope that he can finally bring balance to a newspaper that has tilted left for years— and has journalistic scandals to prove it. Following the 1978 election, an Arizona firm hired to do the actual polling for the Minnesota Poll, wrote a letter to the Tribune disassociating itself from the poll because the newspaper manipulated the results the firm had obtained in the Al Quie-Rudy Perpich race for governor. The newspaper had altered the...

Posted on 03/26/14 at 12:13 pm in response to Conservative group hits the airwaves against Franken

Reporter Devin Henry cites reporting done by ProPublica about American Encore's ads without mentioning that ProPublica is simply a left-wing reporting organization funded by left-wing groups like George Soros' Open Secrets Society. ProPublica was mostly recently involved in reporting confidential information from the IRS about conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status. It has also been widely criticized for a highly one-sided story on hydraulic fracturing.

Posted on 03/05/14 at 12:27 pm in response to Restrictive conditions for medical marijuana

In view of Mr. Price's praise of the routine liberal sarcasm of Mr. Lambert, it might be timely to review the banner under which MinnPost proclaims it operates: "MinnPost is a nonprofit, nonpartisan enterprise whose mission is to provide high-quality journalism for news-intense people who care about Minnesota."

You especially have to love that "nonpartisan" claim. Hee, hee. It is a good one.

Also rich is Brian's obsession with Wisconsin for "news-intense people who care about...

I would like to see these DFL lawmakers live on $9.50 a week so they could see how much better their lives will be after the DFL legislature passes the increase and DFL Gov. Mark Dayton signs it.

There is a substantial difference: 29 hours at $7.25 produces only $210.25 while a 29-hour work week at $9.50 generates am astonishing $275.50. That $65 a week can go a long, long way in improving a person's living conditions. Moreover, by accessing Obamacare through MNsure, they can spend...

Posted on 01/31/14 at 04:12 pm in response to Star Tribune changes use of opinion writers

It is hard to believe that liberal columnist Bonnie Blodgett's disastrous, fact-challenged column Nov. 24 about Cargill that was skillfully refuted by its vice president for corporate affairs did not have something to do with her departure.

http://www.startribune.com/opinion/commentaries/233878281.html

Posted on 01/31/14 at 04:06 pm in response to Wall Street says Target breach could cost $1 billion

The crucial issue is that MNsure's bonus money has been involuntarily extracted from taxpayers. That obviously is Rep. Hoppe's concern. Bonuses voluntarily paid to CEOs generating profits for shareholders and income for employees have no relevance to the MNsure bonuses.

I know teachers are noble, as this interview suggests. But it is also important to remember they are unionists who work a very reduced scheduled compared to most people, which is important to remember when we hear about their extra work. I think the Anoka-Hennepin contract calls for them to work about 1,600 hours a year (Forty 40-hour weeks). For that, experienced teachers can make $80,000 a year. But more important, career teachers have pensions that make them the equivalent of...

I know a 30-year teacher who retired at 55 (!) and receives an annual pension of $56,000. To receive that amount, a 55-year-old female would have to invest $1,000,000 in an immediate annuity to receive (at the current 5.63% rate) $4,692 monthly, or $56,304. I understand that being a millionaire is not what it used to be, but it can make for a pretty pleasant retirement—especially when it comes at a comparatively young age.

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