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Mark Ritchie at Aug. 22 MinnPost Asks

minnpost asks logoThis Wednesday, Aug. 22, MinnPost Asks presented by LearningLife will feature Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, MinnPost reporter Beth Hawkins, and U of M law professor Dale Carpenter in a wide-ranging discussion of amendments, recounts and more.

The program starts at 7:00 p.m., with dessert and coffee available at 6:30. For location and details click here.

Tickets are $15 for Headliners participants and MinnPost and Learning Circle members, $25 for others. You can purchase tickets online or call (612) 624-4000.

We hope you can join us.

Comments (5)

  1. Submitted by Michael O'Connor on 08/21/2012 - 01:54 pm.

    A platform for Ritchie to oppose the amendments?

    Given Ritchie’s highly political involvement in the amendment issues, it would seem like you would want to invite those who are in favor of the amendments to also speak. (Your reporter and a law professor don’t count for bringing balance.) This would seem to be reasonable and fair journalism especially since the polls show that passage of the two amendments is likely.

    • Submitted by RB Holbrook on 08/22/2012 - 03:28 pm.

      You make no sense

      It’s not a debate, it’s an opportunity for him to explain his positions.

      I know that conservatives think they are being treated unfairly, well, all the time, but especially when a liberal is allowed to have the last word, or isn’t devastated by a resounding “gotcha!” (“Whuddabout what Andrew Jackson did, huh?!”). Even, so, your fetish for some mythic balance (i.e. silenced liberals) sholdn’t lead us to a conclusion that all events related to public policy need to follow a “Smackdown” model.

      I won’t even bother asking what the opinion polls have to do with anything.

  2. Submitted by Dennis Tester on 08/22/2012 - 08:33 am.

    I wonder if this is legal

    to have to pay a fee to ask questions of a public official.

  3. Submitted by Virginia Martin on 08/24/2012 - 09:10 pm.

    pay for speaking

    I dunno, Dennis, ask Scalia. And Clarence Johnson.

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