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Rod Loper

Mpls., MN
Commenter for
6 years 47 weeks

Recent Comments

Posted on 01/09/15 at 12:36 pm in response to Big differences in transportation funding plans

The austerity strategy is bankrupt.

Posted on 12/24/14 at 08:24 am in response to Rx for rising prescription drug prices

The recent budget bill foreshadows what the next congress is about
to do on behalf of multinational corporations including Big Pharma. The Trans-Pacific and Trans-Atlantic trade partnerships have rules to extend patent protection and establish tribunals to
protect investors against consumer, labor , environmental and other laws of a given country. These corporate tribunals will override
existing courts and laws. Like the Citigroup provision in the funding bill, these...

Posted on 12/26/14 at 06:35 am in response to DFLers lament Wagenius' absence from House environmental committee

Purging anybody who will ask searching questions about mining permits or industrial agriculture.

Dave Jennings couldn't get elected dog catcher in today's republican politics.

Posted on 12/12/14 at 10:08 am in response to Some painful truths about Minneapolis Public Schools' academic progress

Trying to steer every kid from challenging circumstances toward
a college degree is dooming both the school and the kids to

Posted on 09/16/14 at 10:22 am in response to Peterson involved in second abuse incident, reports Houston TV station

Apparently he has sired several including the one killed by mom's boyfriend in South Dakota recently. This lends doubt to the claim of being a responsible parent.

Posted on 08/27/14 at 05:51 am in response to Man with Minnesota ties killed fighting for ISIS

Such a deal for the investors. Biggest cost overrun in utility
history and they feel no impact. Ratepayers will, however.

Posted on 08/14/14 at 09:15 am in response to DFL chair says Entenza has 'no future' in party

This rant by the chair is premature. I believe he funds Minnesota 20-20 a progressive think tank, does he not?

Posted on 08/07/14 at 06:59 am in response to Minneapolis Park Board dumps 'The Yard'

Just like the "peoples' stadium" it is not going to be a peoples' park either. What happened to the excellent post on all this by
Arne Carlson? Please post it again..

Posted on 08/06/14 at 07:16 am in response to White House exploring ways to stop Medtronic-like tax avoidance

As an albeit non corporate person, I can't do that. Go for it, Mr President and listen to the Chamber of Commerce howl.