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St. Paul, MN
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Posted on 09/02/14 at 01:35 pm in response to Minneapolis Public Schools: The system needs a reboot

With all due respect, while the school system deserves a lot of the blame for failing black students, you are remiss not to note that what some people consider parenting needs a reboot as well.

You cannot spend their formative early years ignoring kids at home and drop them off at school expecting them to know how to behave. We cannot forget that for all it's faults, the public school system's hands are tied when it comes to creatively managing unruly students. In most cases, teachers...

$800,000. Wow.

That is more than 8.4% of the $9.6 tax increase Coleman just saddled his constituents with, right there. How many miles of city owned goat paths will go unrepaired to pay this off?

Can't wait to hear the sob story Coleman comes up with to tell the legislature next year during his annual "we're broke" concert.

"I Can Only Assume

That by "capturing people's hearts" Mr Johnson hopes their emotional response to him will overcome their ability to think logically or consider any actual, factual evidence,...

and they'll trust him enough to vote for him based on how they feel about him,..."

Greg, did you vote for Barack Obama?

Edward, that is a comment that actually deserves a thoughtful response; I don't see many and congratulate you for it.

You're right. People are willing to pay more for quality. And, in the free market, you usually do get what you pay for. A Corvette costs more than a KIA; a Hugo Boss suit costs more than one from The Men's Warehouse; a custom built home costs more than a tract home.

However, if you're a big government supporter, it's a bad idea to compare the free market to...

Richard, you've initiated a new topic, we were discussing value. Value aside, I do agree that if spending is the criteria to be measured, government wins hands down.

27,000 is not twice 20,000...even in public school math class.

We'd be remiss not to observe how timely this piece is, given the present occupant of the White House.

Posted on 08/28/14 at 10:23 am in response to Franken details education views and defends net neutrality

"The ground rules for this interview were...."

Oh. We didn't know you were letting subjects dictate the terms of your reporting, Eric. What were McFadden's rules?

Posted on 08/28/14 at 03:56 pm in response to Too many women lack full access to affordable reproductive health care

With all due respect, a cleric that makes the ending of life a cornerstone of their ministry is beyond comprehension.

They're rarely using their combat equip. Super. Send it back.