Skip to Content

Support MinnPost

MinnPost logo Year-end member drive

We're almost there!
Help us set a record and earn a $5,000 match by making a membership donation today.

Theo Kozel

Minneapolis, MN
Commenter for
5 years 37 weeks

Recent Comments

I don't believe such footage exists, because I don't believe that happened. A link could prove me wrong.

First, let me note that the protestors did not block entrances or exits of stores, that is was the police and the mall security that did so.

Second, let me note that American history is replete with protests that not only impeded commerce but also did physical damage, but if you are over 250 years of age you may possibly remember a time when our country was not like this.

Our nation was born of protest that impeded trade and actually damaged property, that being of course the...

Posted on 12/23/14 at 03:31 pm in response to The tab for repairing three Minneapolis bridges: $130 million

"Bioethics is the study of typically controversial ethics brought about by advances in biology and medicine." As it is a subset of ethics, it is not necessary for it to be done by licensed physicians or psychiatrists. Some of the most renowned bioethicists are lawyers, philosophers, religious scholars, etc.

Evidently the U of M has no issue with Mr. Elliott's credentials qua being a bioethicist because...they hired him for that job. My hunch is that people who understand...

Posted on 12/22/14 at 09:21 am in response to MinnPost launches Twin Cities Theater Calendar

This is really cool- thanks to Minnpost and the Ivey Awards for doing this!

I have a suggestion for improvement, however: I think some sort of graphical representation would be more effective. I looked at the calendar and it's a little cluttered in its current text-only mode. The same show will be listed once for every day it runs. Having a colored and labeled block for each show that indicates the time period it runs on the calendar would be much more user friendly.

In any...

Posted on 12/22/14 at 09:41 am in response to Complications from abortions are rare, study finds

Most discussions about politics can't be reduced to flat out true or false statements as the issues are complex and often subjective. However, any proposition that 'science has defined life as beginning at conception' can objectively be judged true or false, and it is objectively false.

Marco Rubio included this exact same falsehood in a speech not too long ago, and that such a high profile individual could get away it is emblematic of the American right's descent into subjective...

Posted on 12/23/14 at 10:28 am in response to Complications from abortions are rare, study finds

The parameters of the study are completely valid and in line with other medical studies of its kind. Psychological studies rationally should be (and have been) done separately. Regardless of personal bias, this study indicates that physical complications of abortion are exceedingly rare and that alone is a significant piece of information given the widespread misinformation campaigns that take place on this topic.

Posted on 12/18/14 at 09:25 am in response to Some painful truths about Minneapolis Public Schools' academic progress

I think the point of using "prepared [on track] to start college" as a measure is to give kids some sort of choice in their lives. If they are not on track at an early age the decision about whether or not they will go to college will have already been made for them- they simply cannot. There's nothing wrong with being a carpenter, plumber, etc. - in fact for a great many people that's the best choice. But reaching college age and not having any choice to go to college at all is not an...

Posted on 12/18/14 at 09:47 am in response to Some painful truths about Minneapolis Public Schools' academic progress

I like your post overall and agree that socioeconomic factors should get greater emphasis. However, I think your statement "the appalling failure rate has nothing to do with race" is too strong. The importance of race is murky because different studies show different results (which is not all that unusual, really, when looking at such a complicated issue). Here is an MPR article that in part examines this issue of conflicting studies.

...

Posted on 12/09/14 at 02:07 pm in response to The real journalistic question of Pointergate

1) That 'Andrew Cuomo is a libera'l is questionable, in fact he was primaried by Zephyr Teachout due to dissatisfaction on the left.
2) Your paraphrase of Drew is completely off, since the actual text reads "if you don’t believe that Hodges was knowingly flashing a gang sign, then there is no story"
3) The Scott Walker investigation resulted in 6 people indicted, 15 felony indictments, and 6 people sentenced. To say that they were not "proven true" is ludicrous.
4) The...

Greater Minnesota voted for the small-government pro-free market party so it would subsidize housing, broadband coverage, job training and transportation that the small government free market would not provide.