Blog Archive for 2012
June 29, 2012
Mark Ritchie announced that he was replacing the title for the marriage amendment that will appear on the ballot. The trouble with this move is that Ritchie has no legal authority to change the title provided by the Legislature.
June 28, 2012
This is a dark day for the American ideal of representative democracy within a republican form of government.
June 27, 2012
What is at stake for Minnesota?
June 25, 2012
Gallup announced the results of its latest poll on public opinion on health care and the Affordable Care Act. Their findings are....
Supreme Court Protects Public Employees from Forced Subsidization of Political Speech by Public Unions
June 21, 2012
The Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy released the summary below of an important First Amendment and public union case.
June 16, 2012
Congress paid academics and their friends in the non-profit and big-business sector to write a big report ---the conclusion of which they already knew.
June 14, 2012
Save for a giant but unsurprising omission (see below), the Star Tribune this past Sunday (June 10), ran an informative front page feature by reporter Kim Ode about how increasing numbers of middle class Americans, very much including Minnesotans, have been shunning marriage until they’re ready, or at least readier, financially and in other ways.
June 11, 2012
During this biennium, the Minnesota Legislature proposed a new constitutional amendment that would require people to present a photo ID when voting. The ACLU of Minnesota, the League of Women Voters and other groups filed suit, challenging the language of a ballot question.
June 9, 2012
See Update for June 18, 2012 to Blog from last week: For the second time this week my faith in the future and my fellow citizens has received a big lift.