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John Edwards

Minneapolis, MN
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5 years 20 weeks

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Posted on 09/11/14 at 02:59 pm in response to Half of bird species face homelessness as changing climate moves habitat

Interesting how selective (or political?) Mr. Meador is in his concern for birds. He cites perceived climate change accelerated by fracking in North Dakota. Yet no mention of liberals' sacrosanct wind turbines that destroy between 10,000 and 500,000 birds annually. (New York Times 12-16-13: A struggle to balance wind energy with wildlife.)

Posted on 09/04/14 at 09:36 pm in response to Steve Isaacs: His legacy should be defined by his journalistic vision

Connie Sullivan's assessment captures Steve Isaacs far better than Tim McGuire's. It is fitting that destroyed trees will be Mr. Isaac's true legacy.

Posted on 09/02/14 at 11:42 am in response to 100 years later, have we learned from the passenger pigeon's extinction?

Why doesn't the Audubon Society itself simply raise the amount it would take to solve the problem. It would amount to $1.65 for each of its 600,000 members. What a PR bonanza: advocates who actually put their money where their mouths are and do not demand that others pay for what they want.

This is a well-worn topic that was debated a year ago when DFL Rep. Joe. Atkins made a similar claim. The Milwaukee Journal, a left-leaning newspaper, did an analysis of the competing claims
via PolitiFact Wisconsin. Its conclusion (...

Posted on 08/04/14 at 11:25 am in response to Fixing Vikings stadium's bird-killing glass would be 'relatively cheap'

Why doesn't the Audubon Society itself simply raise the 'relatively cheap' amount it would take to solve the problem. It would amount to $1.75 for each of its 600,000 members. What a PR bonanza: advocates who actually put their money where their mouths are and do not demand that others pay for what they want.

Posted on 06/30/14 at 11:26 am in response to For business, grass is greener — here!

With 40 years of experience, Dane Smith should know that the credibility of the source is more important than the story. A huge clue here is that Michigan Future describes itself as nonprofit and nonpartisan. That, of course, means it is liberal. I think MinnPost bills itself that way,too.

It also means that it is not an unbiased source. For example, Michigan Future president and co-founder Lou Glazer served in the administration of Michigan's former Democratic Gov. James...

Posted on 04/18/14 at 10:37 am in response to Minnesota's minimum wage may suck workers from Wisconsin

If the Wisconsin workers flock to Minnesota because of higher wages, won't Minnesota customers flock to Wisconsin for the correspondingly lower prices?

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...