The late Donald Rumsfeld classified possibilities as “known knowns,” “known unknowns” and “unknown unknowns.” Employing these categories helps to define Minnesota’s present political situation.
The sad fate of the national and Minnesota Republican Party is that it cannot prosper without Trumpism but also cannot prosper with Trump.
The election was both a personal rejection of Donald Trump and a collective verdict against one-party control of government.
Peter Turchin’s 2016 book, “Ages of Discord: A Structural-Demographic Analysis of American History,” placed our present discord in the broader context of two principal historical cycles.
The key groups to watch in national and state polls between now and November are suburbanites, women and racial minorities.
Uncertainties abound. Four major problems afflict Biden’s campaign in this unprecedented situation.
Forty-two percent of Minnesota adults have watched some or all of the hearings, but 26 percent have seen no media coverage, including 7 percent who didn’t know the hearings were under way.
There are many telling visual messages sent by a politician’s facial expressions. That’s the main insight of Dan Hill, who has made a career developing and applying facial coding analysis.
In warfare, a tie in battle eventually becomes a win for the team that can maintain superior resources. That’s the case regarding the compromise deal between Minnesota Democrats and Republicans over the state budget.
Given Amy Klobuchar’s candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination, one might think that Minnesota’s role will be considerable. There are good reasons, however, to doubt that outcome.