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Steve Rose

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Minneapolis, MN
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Anecdotal data is can be nice, but real research is, well, real.

According to the Wellpoint Foundation 2014 ACSM Fitness Index of the 50 largest metropolitan areas, Minneapolis/St. Paul ranks #2; Boston is #9 and San Francisco is #5.

Posted on 07/21/14 at 02:53 pm in response to It's our duty to combat hunger

"the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association sent over 250 delegates from across the nation to meet their local representatives at Capitol Hill,"

While people go hungry, it seems wasteful to incur travel expenses for 250 people to meet their local representatives in a remote location. Representatives have an obligation to meet with constituents right in their District.

Instead of teaching youth to look to the government for the answers to problems of their community, teach them how...

Posted on 07/22/14 at 08:16 am in response to It's our duty to combat hunger

I am sure that it comes as no surprise to you that liberals consider giving away other peoples money as a charity; true charity comes from the government.

Liberals make more and give far less.

Read it for yourself:

It seems a larger delegation could be assembled right here to speak with Representative Erik Paulsen, if diffusion were really a concern.

By the way, isn't he one of those evil Republicans? Should children be exposed to the likes of him?

Posted on 07/22/14 at 12:33 pm in response to It's our duty to combat hunger

Nothing, but an ad hominem attack?

Syracuse University is not a conservative source. If interested, read the book by Arthur Brooks. Brooks was surprised by the results of his study, as it flies in the face of conventional liberal spin.


"We all know we should give to charity, but who really does? In his controversial study of America’s giving habits, Arthur C. Brooks shatters stereotypes about charity in America-including the myth that the political...

Posted on 07/23/14 at 03:35 pm in response to It's our duty to combat hunger

Honestly, I looked to find something to support your position. I couldn't find anything either.

Other research regarding charitable giving reached similar conclusions. The generosity index from the Catalogue for Philanthropy indicates that people living in red states are the most likely to give to nonprofit organizations, while Northeastern states, the heart of liberalism, are the least likely to give

Posted on 07/07/14 at 10:06 am in response to On the loss of Community Voices contributor Myles Spicer

Myles and I did not share a lot of common ground, but I enjoyed my exchanges with him more than any other Community Voices columnist. Unlike many others, Myles supported his writing by responding to comments, engaging with his readers.

Myles would disagree respectfully, putting a sharp point on a comment without being insulting.

My last exchange with Myles was in December of last year; we were talking about the Vice President's home security advice. I offer it below as it...

Posted on 06/23/14 at 09:52 am in response to Have voters hit the mute button on Obama?

Is Hillary the heir apparent? In 2000, it was Al Gore; in 2008 it was Hillary Clinton. Those didn't pan out.

Bill Clinton is a smooth operator, the man has a Teflon suit, but his slime sticks to those around him. The most salient examples are Al and Hillary. Despite Clinton's problems in office, his approval ratings never dropped below 50%. So, how does the VP of a popular President manage to lose? Eight years later, how does Hillary get kicked to the curb by a candidate with...

Posted on 06/23/14 at 12:38 pm in response to Have voters hit the mute button on Obama?

We agree, as I hope my prognostication is true too. We shall see.

Posted on 06/23/14 at 12:45 pm in response to Have voters hit the mute button on Obama?

A Washington insider attempting a populist campaign, shifting his campaign headquarters from D.C. to Nashville to distance himself from Clinton, waiting until the homestretch to get Clinton help, losing 3% of the vote to Ralph Nader. Pick a misstep, any misstep, to correct or partially correct, and Gore would have been President.

The Supreme Court tally in Bush v. Gore was 7-2; Gore came closer in the election that he did in court.