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Paul Brandon

Mankato, MN
Commenter for
6 years 41 weeks

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A number of states have decided NOT to help their fellow citizens (I assume they don't regard all citizens as their friends).
And of course Federal agencies such as the VA and Medicaid are far more efficient than most state agencies, so I don't see where the waste is in having the Federal government provide for "the general welfare". That's what the Constitution says it should do.

Posted on 08/13/14 at 07:01 pm in response to Fish oil and the 'Eskimo diet': another medical myth debunked

Inuit life expectancy is about a dozen years shorter than that of Canadians in general.

Posted on 08/13/14 at 10:45 am in response to Why Head Start matters

What you haven't mentioned is the evidence that Head Start graduates are more likely to graduate from high school.
While this is correlational and so doesn't prove causation, it is another justification for Head Start. It's the long term effects that are most important.

Posted on 08/11/14 at 09:45 am in response to With narrow work force focus, MnSCU has lost its way

MnSCU (past tense: MnScrod) has been short sighted since its inception. Do the numbers: it is dominated by community/technical college people, not by Universities.

The issue is what happens to graduates when job requirements change. Under the current employer-friendly system, they are thrown away and new (and cheaper) graduates with current training are hired, and in turn disposed of when used up.

At one time we used to distinguish between education and training. This is...

Posted on 08/11/14 at 09:47 am in response to McFadden's address to the nation

is somewhere between
Lonely Street
Heartbreak Hotel.

Posted on 08/11/14 at 09:48 am in response to McFadden's address to the nation

Voodoo economy.

Posted on 08/11/14 at 05:14 pm in response to McFadden's address to the nation

with La Michelle's 2% in Iowa.

Posted on 08/12/14 at 03:33 pm in response to McFadden's address to the nation

but he still needs a finishing coat.

in a public debate is name recognition.
That's why challengers are more likely to want to debate than incumbents.
For someone whose face and position are already known, a debate is just another chance for a gaff that will come back to haunt you. Not worth the risk.

was that the debate was among Republican primary candidates.
When the Republicans come up with a candidate Dayton will debate.