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Lora Jones

Minneapolis, MN
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Posted on 04/15/14 at 12:55 pm in response to In Obama district, Minnesota Republican racks up 70-to-1 cash advantage

how much of that 70 to 1 advantage is from 3rd District residents. Koch & co money doesn't equal voter support. My guess would be that it's still very much a narrow dem district, and Mr. Paulsen will need the money and some fancy footwork around his party's positions to be reelected.

The empty suit paradigm of the Minnesota GOP continues to flourish.

Posted on 04/16/14 at 08:02 am in response to In Obama district, Minnesota Republican racks up 70-to-1 cash advantage

My only point was that a cursory reading of the headline implied that in 18 months the 3rd had shifted by a 70 point margin towards the GOP, which isn't necessarily the case. Having lived in the 3rd for 15 years or so 15 years ago, I pretty sure that Paulsen has had to tamp down his inner social conservative to win and to keep winning. Oh, and if you really need to comfort yourselves with a non-false equivalency, Franken also raises considerable amounts of money from outside the state.

Posted on 04/11/14 at 10:16 am in response to A plan to stitch Minneapolis together again: Cover a stretch of I-35W

I'll never forget how, when both my sister and I lived in the Kingsfield neighborhood 20 some years ago, my mom relayed how much the freeway had changed the area since, as a student, she'd worked for a professor who lived there . I guess my priorities might be a bit different than the U of M students, however. I'd like to see the Capitol and the Cathedral reconnected with St. Paul first. With the West Bank/Downtown-Westbank/Augsberg/Seward areas to follow.

Posted on 04/09/14 at 09:48 am in response to Amid cries of 'fascism,' bullying bill passes

It is just so deliciously ironic that so many in the GOP love to throw around the word "fascism" to label their political opponents. The poor dears obviously don't know what "fascism" means . . . when the ultimate goal of GOP policies and positions is government by of and for corporations.

Posted on 04/09/14 at 09:50 am in response to Amid cries of 'fascism,' bullying bill passes

as the Civics education left us by Saint Ron and exhibited by his disciples whenever they use the word "fascist"

Posted on 04/01/14 at 11:45 am in response to ACA has really turned that corner

word of mouth and personal experience is beginning to overcome the Cons misinformation campaign. Poor Sen. Cruz got answers he didn't expect and definitely didn't want when he asked whether "you are better off now than before Obamacare" on Facebook. The majority of responses were "Yes!"

Posted on 04/01/14 at 04:04 pm in response to ACA has really turned that corner

is made up number. Best real numbers from Rand and Gallup is maybe 1, a lot of whom were able to convert. #s aren't in about how many were uninsured, but a goodly drop in the % of uninsured, and New York and Kentucky exchange data, which shows 60% previously uninsured and 75%, respectively, belys that fact. Also, the 7.1 Million is private insurance only -- there's another 4-5 M with Medicaid and another 3M or so young people who've gotten onto their parent's policies per the expansion....

Posted on 02/10/14 at 09:13 am in response to Approve the Keystone pipeline

is the result of the polar regions being so exceedingly warm, allowing the Jetstream to slip from it's icy tethers and drop down.

Posted on 02/06/14 at 03:43 pm in response to Rep. Ellison's big idea for cleaning up campaign finance

stating simply "Money is not speech and corporations are not persons."

Posted on 02/03/14 at 12:28 pm in response to Gallup finds Minnesota not as 'liberal' as its reputation

largely because no one agrees on the definition of the terms. The cynical part of me that suspects organizational bias skewed Gallup's very Romney-friendly polls in 2012 can't help but wonder if they trotted this tired old "self-identification" poll out to bolster the Republican's "center right country" meme. There have been a good number of polls out recently, on everything from gun regulation to gay marriage to wealth and income inequality to Medicare to the national debt, i.e., polls...