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Rachel Kahler

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Blaine, Minnesota
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Posted on 11/05/14 at 09:55 am in response to Dear winners: Congratulations! And now, remember you're a public servant

Yes, this. No one has a mandate, here. That being said, shame on the 800,000 people who voted last time and not this time. You will get the government you deserve and the rest of us will, too.

Posted on 11/05/14 at 02:06 pm in response to Dear winners: Congratulations! And now, remember you're a public servant

While they might have put more GOP in government, they also legalized pot and raised minimum wages in several states. This is about hope and change. They might be unpleasantly surprised, though. Then again, the GOP has promised not to screw it up this time around. We'll see. In any case, the poor house is far more empty than before they were "Hope & Changed" as you put it. It's amazing how your "facts" change when you've got your eyes closed, Mr. Swift.

I don't think that the term "the law" was referring to law enforcement, but rather to the Obamacare law. I read it the same way initially, too. Poor layout, for sure, but not necessarily misleading.

I love this column, generally, but this one is one I find particularly interesting. And just a bit sad. Thanks, Andy, for a background on these two buildings.

A worldwide outbreak of disease from some unknown corner of the world isn't unprecedented. Even if we ignore HIV (not coincidentally, originating from almost the exact same location as Ebola), every flu epidemic started somewhere. The difference is that we've forgotten what a quick-killing pandemic looks like (again, we're ignoring HIV--like we usually do). We live cushy lives where we can decide not to vaccinate our kids because of a very real, but ill-understood, bogey man that almost...

Posted on 10/13/14 at 01:54 pm in response to A geek's guide to political polling

I actually wonder what the value of a political poll is, other to influence voters.

It's one thing to point out that oil and the methods for obtaining it include known carcinogens at levels known to contribute to cancer. It's quite another to implicate a handful of other companies for having products with "suspected carcinogens." It's clear that Ms. Perry is making her own news in some of her articles. I understand that these are opinion pieces, but there are some broad and unfounded suggestions and statements, lately. Alcohol /use/ (rather than just alcohol--not to be...

Seems like a good time to switch providers. Good thing the exchange makes this much more feasible than before.

I guess you could say that the actual ease of switching hasn't changed. Except for the fact that you now don't have to create your own spreadsheet and hunt down details--details that weren't necessarily easy to find, let alone compare-- before switching. It seems to me that being able to directly compare takes a lot of the work out of switching.

Posted on 10/01/14 at 01:25 pm in response to Making sure the monarchs always return to Minnesota

Genetically modified crops are an easy target for the "save the monarchs" campaign. However, they're probably not the best target. While farmers that use GMO crops need to be more responsible about how they use them and companies that produce the seeds and chemicals need to be more vigilant about how they create them and market them, the problems related to the use of pesticide resistant crops will likely find a resolution long before the problem of our lawns has been adequately addressed...