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Richard Schulze

Walker, MN
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5 years 49 weeks

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Posted on 01/13/15 at 09:19 pm in response to Two for the roads: comparing the parties' transportation funding plans

The GOP ran on turning rural Minnesota into victims of the Twin Cities and the surrounding metro area. I suspect the newly elected rural representatives will have to offer more than just talking points to get re-elected on 2016.

Posted on 10/08/14 at 07:43 pm in response to Nolan and Mills tangle in Duluth debate

Had Mr. Emmer learned to tone down his rhetoric (as he’s currently doing in the 6th District race) he might have been governor.

Posted on 10/06/14 at 07:21 pm in response to Three questions for Tuesday's Nolan-Mills debate

If Mr. Mills can tell me how the state plans to pay for the hundreds of years of cleanup after the mine closes, I could see voting for him.  But if he won't, then I think its best we let the state and federal agencies figure out the costs associated with all the benefits he is promising the voters. 

In America's two party system, the Democratic party in the 20th century became the party of progressive politics, while the Republicans became the conservatives. There were two branches to that progressivism, the liberals and the socialists. The socialists dominated in the first half of the century, but the liberals came on strong 1960-1980 and achieved sweeping victories in minority and women's rights as the baby boomers came of age. The socialists made much smaller gains in that period of...

Posted on 10/02/14 at 05:26 pm in response to A slow and sarcastic first McFadden-Franken debate

Smart move by Dayton when he insisted Ms. Nicollet be included in the remaining debates.

Posted on 09/26/14 at 06:19 pm in response to Democrats target Mills' wealth — will it work?

You should take your Renoir meme and write copy for Jeff Johnson’s campaign. They could use a good ad.

Posted on 08/24/14 at 06:53 pm in response to GOP Supreme Court candidate vows to stay in race

Mike McFadden has understandably rejected Michelle MacDonald. I don’t understand why Jeff Johnson remains resolute in his support of MacDonald.

The rich world has as many different health care systems as there are countries, some with single provider, some with single payer, some with various types of insurance company. The common element that makes them all cheaper than the US is that in each case anti-monopoly laws are waived or ignored, and all of the buyers of healthcare band together to negotiate as a single party with the various suppliers of healthcare. This single-buyer monopoly advantage keeps costs down. Until the US...

Posted on 06/20/14 at 08:24 pm in response to Have voters hit the mute button on Obama?

Mr. Obama is the chief executive of the largest corporation on earth, the US government. As a manager he is completely out of his depth. He has not hired experienced managers bring strength to the White House or the cabinet where it has glaring weaknesses. He has made political choices where he should have been focusing on competency instead, and is suffering political consequences for those managerial errors. Worse, I don't think he understands where he went wrong. He's not even familiar...

Posted on 06/22/14 at 06:01 pm in response to Have voters hit the mute button on Obama?

Running a country is harder than running a company (less power), but there are many similarities in the two executive decisions. Almost all of the work is going to be done by your employees, so choosing good managers and evaluating their work well is vital. Politicians with only legislative background don't have experience setting goals, planning, evaluating, hiring and firing, and they don't have a stable of people ready to go to work for them who know how to make things work in a big...