MN Blog Cabin Roundup, 10/12

A two minute and twenty second argument for voting “no” on the Minnesota voter ID amendment

from Thoughtful Bastards by Paul Udstrand

Vote “No” in November (or simply leave it blank), preserve our election integrity and make sure that everyone who has a right to vote in Minnesota will continue to have their vote counted!

Why civil unions aren’t the solution for Minnesotans who believe in equality

from Wry Wing Politics by Joe Loveland

Those who support gay civil unions but oppose gay marriage are misguided in two fundamental ways.

Legislative District 57 education forum in Eagan

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Legislative District 51 education forum in Eagan

from mnpACT! Progressive Political Blog by Dave Mindeman

Notes from an Education Forum in Eagan which brought the legislative candidates for districts 51 and 57 together for a debate.

Get yourself a geiger counter, an Emmer candidacy for governor in ’14 is likely

from by Michael Brodkorb

Republicans in Minnesota need to be able to compete with the financial and organizational recourses being established by political committees supporting DFL candidates for the legislature. I’m a proud Republican and I want my party to succeed. But A Stronger Minnesota seems to be nothing more than a Emmer for governor front-group and that should be of great concern for Republicans in Minnesota. 

Strong Minnesota economy requires sound investments

from Minnesota Budget Bites by Nan Madden

Common sense choices made Minnesota a great place to live, work and raise a family. But we’ve gotten away from that. A balanced approach that includes revenues – instead of the current cuts-only approach that threatens Minnesota’s economic future – will put us back on the right path.

New light-rail vehicles bring a fresh look to Twin Cities transit

from by Mike Hicks

Metro Transit officially unveiled their first new Siemens-built light-rail vehicle on Wednesday, previewing what most of the Twin Cities light-rail fleet will look like just a few years from now.  It also marked the first showing of vehicles with the new “METRO” branding which will be used on light rail and bus rapid transit lines going forward.  Both the new Siemens LRV and one of the original Bombardier LRVs showed up in a brighter paint scheme of yellow, blue, and light gray, but still following the general pattern established by the older units when they began service on the Hiawatha Line in 2004.

The playwright as murderer

from Kristine Holmgren — Drama Queen by Kristine Holmgren

Audiences are not stupid.  They buy a ticket, go to the theater with one purpose in mind; entertainment.

As the playwright, your first (and only) job is to entertain.  If you write well, your work might also inspire and educate.

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