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Richard Faust

Minneapolis, MN
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5 years 24 weeks

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Posted on 08/09/11 at 02:55 am in response to Incoming Humphrey School dean joins Jill Biden on Africa trip

Oromo, Eritrean, and Somali residents of the Land of 10,000 Lakes will be very interested to discover that the incoming Dean of the Humphrey Institute will be traveling with Gayle Smith, who has a very controversial "history" with the Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi. That is all I will say for now, except to advise the MinnPost to investigate the ties between Smith and Zenawi. This is not a safari to the Horn of Africa for a mere photo-op.

Thank you for this great article on Admission Possible. As a veteran teacher in St. Paul, I watched as this program helped numerous students at my high school, Arlington (now closed), gain admission to a whole slew of colleges throughout the state. I believe we were the first school in St. Paul to get on board. In fact, in the photograph of three Admission Possible workers with Mr. McCorkell, both Lily Moua and Brendan Ireland graduated from Arlington High School. It is unfortunate that the...

Filmmaker Michael Moore included a look at Bastoey prison in a series of supplemental scenes included with the DVD of "Sicko", his dissection of the health care controversy. I show the Bastoey section of "Sicko" to my high school criminal justice students in St. Paul. Highly recommended.

Posted on 08/26/09 at 02:19 pm in response to Chasing Amy

In response to Post #5, Klobuchar's voting record closely mirrors the voting record of Senators Lieberman (I-CT), Conrad (D-ND), Landrieu (D-LA), and Hagan (D-NC). According to the Washington Post, Klobuchar voted with her party 90.2% (266 votes) of the time during the 111th Congress. She is in the bottom 12 of Democratic Senators when it comes to voting with party. In fact, in a much more partisan Congress than the 110th, she actually is more likely now to vote against her party than...

Klobuchar is not a disappointment. She is acting exactly as expected. This lifelong Democrat did not support her until she was nominated by the DFL. As for Franken, where has he been? Many of us gave heartily to his campaign and waited patiently for the recount to run its course. Now Al is nowhere to be found. The DFL needs outfront leaders or the GOP will slip in another weak governor next year, as the progressives/independents sit out the election or look towards a third party option....

Posted on 05/19/09 at 01:58 pm in response to Seat-belt bill goes to governor; Rochester rep gets credit

This pathetic piece of legislation is the latest blow to liberty. Does anyone remember the term "probable cause"? Ladies and gentlemen start your engines! Let the harassment begin! Why don't we gather together this Memorial Day weekend and bury our state and federal constutions once, and for all. Let's place checkpoints every few miles on our state's roads so the authorities can check to see if our papers (I mean "seatbelts") are in order (I mean "buckled"). Welcome to the Land of 10,000...

Posted on 05/16/09 at 07:59 am in response to Team Coleman tells court how to deal with ballot disparities

Just a "brief" procedural note. In my practice as an appellate lawyer in the state of Illinois, it is not considered kosher to use your reply brief to present an argument which is not present in your original brief. In the Coleman reply brief, counsel belatedly presents a 5-part remedy of how to decide which of the 4000+ absentee ballots not counted in the contest, should now be considered. This should have been presented in the original brief, and its presentation for the first time in the...