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Thomas Swift

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St. Paul, MN
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I'll say it Tom. Because so many voters have absolutely no clue about what or who they are voting for, keeping limited to the informed favors Republicans. Heck, I'll say it loud. If your success relies on marshaling piles and heaps of low information voters, you have a problem.

Every bong toking slacker is nodding their head (slowly) in favor of what you're saying Tom. But I'm guessing they'll need a ride, or gas money; can you hook them up?

Foreman, if someone is involved enough to identify themselves with a political movement or party, they are inherently not clueless. They may be wrong about everything, as are most Democrats, but not clueless.

Its easy to confuse them. Sears and Medicare share a common trait. Both are nearing bankruptcy.

Well Jon, if they're gonna shut them down they better hurry. Obama's dipping deep into the Medicaid and Medicare well to fund Obamacare, and the feds have already hollowed SSI out so thoroughly it's just about ready to collapse of it's own weight.

Posted on 09/30/14 at 04:09 pm in response to Minnesota high schools taking football concussions seriously

What a minute. Minnesota is dead last in job growth according to the Star Trib

Posted on 09/30/14 at 10:39 am in response to What to watch for in Wednesday's Franken-McFadden debate

I watched the Almanac piece. The look on Eric Eskola's face as Franken stumbled his way through is absolutely priceless.

I simply cannot wait for McFadden to get his shot.

What Tom Madden says is true; this one election isn't going to change much. But the fact that there is a growing element within the Democratic party that is ready and willing to go up against the teachers unions is a welcome shot across the bow for defenders of the status quo.

Posted on 09/29/14 at 10:17 am in response to Why do so few citizens participate in our democracy?

Before bemoaning the low voter participation rate, we should first thoughtfully observe the low information rate displayed by the supposed best and brightest our colleges produce.

We've all seen video clips of college students utterly befuddled by questions of historical importance to Americans, but worse is the failure to name the sitting President, or even the three branches of government. We won't even bother to invoke high school students or our increasing number of drop-outs....

Posted on 09/30/14 at 10:31 am in response to Why do so few citizens participate in our democracy?

Simply naming the three branches of government would be an excellent place to start.