the DFL sould then prepare to return to minority status in at least one legislative body in 2014 if they do this. I'm pretty sure some rural DFLers will lose their seats over this, even if they vote "no." Apparently legislators who support this bill think this issue is worth returning to budget impasses, underfunded educational and social services, and public sector union-bashing - because that's what one of the predictable results will be.
Oh, and the rich and powerful, i.e. big...
...but I don't want anyone who supported this bill to whine when the new Republican legislature won't fund child care or medical assistance two years from now. Apparently this is worth it. That's all I'm saying.
In a just society, the third and fifth columns in that chart would be the same.
And for another group of self-described conservatives' take on transportation issues: http://www.theamericanconservative.com/cpt/
This site effectively debunks the myth that the current automobile-dominated transportation system is the result of some kind of free market or consumer...
That was my thought - he's got guts. Dayton in Shakopee would be the equivalent of Pawlenty coming to an open forum in the Seward neighborhood in Mpls. - which, of course, he never did. Of course his reception there would have been just as discourteous as Dayton's was, no doubt.
When the Twinkies played at the Met (Stadium, that is) they never played any home games until 2 weeks into the season. Even so I still remember some season openers in the mid-30s. Someone at MLB scheduling really didn't think this through.
"[The proposed law] doesn’t require churches to marry individuals if that marriage would violate the religious beliefs of a church."
None of its opponents claim that it does; this is a straw man. The real civil rights/freedom of conscience question is, will photographers, banquet-hall operators, and others who cater to wedding clients, who do not recognize the government's new definition of marriage, be forced out of business by discrimination lawsuits for following their consciences...