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Dec 30, 2010
There's one thing that the 2010 election and the recent recount in the governor's race made clear: It's time to stop arguing about whether we should institute photo ID for voting and time to start discussing how best to implement it.
Dec 20, 2010
Gov.-elect Mark Dayton has announced that he will expand the state's federally funded Medicaid program to poor adults without children as soon as Jan. 3.
Dec 1, 2010
Tom Kelly argues, current economic debates still somehow persist in being “dominated by ideas that were tried and found wanting” decades ago. Why? “One answer,” he continues, is that “the country seems to have forgotten that a small cadre of economists and politicians accurately diagnosed the cause of the malaise of the 1970s as the prevalent economic thinking of the time,” and that during the ‘80s, they set the nation “on a different course,” leading to a quarter-century of virtually uninterrupted growth.
Nov 28, 2010
I'm going to cite a half-dozen sets of sobering facts and then ask a simple, discomfiting question: What in the world is keeping the United States afloat as the planet's economic leader?
Nov 26, 2010
There is no question that the new DNR commissioner should not be learning about mining on the job. He or she needs to understand that the economic impact domestically, and the environmental impact globally, of mining critical nonferrous metals in Minnesota would be very positive.
Nov 5, 2010
The poignant newspaper story was about the closing of a high school with a venerable history and carried the headline "The Demise of a Community Institution is Always Sad." Such ends truly are sad, even when they're still but a proposal. Great numbers of alumni and other partisans of North High School in Minneapolis fervently concur, even now that Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson has announced plans for a new North High to open in several years.
Nov 1, 2010
The choice before us is of two visions of this country. Will we continue to be a culture of free enterprise—which is to say, a culture based on limited government, on rewards and consequences of behavior that are adjudicated by markets, and by a reliance on and a celebration of entrepreneurship? Or will we become a culture that’s more like European-style social democracy—which is to say, a culture characterized by a large and growing government, a managed economy, and a hard-core focus on income equality?
Nov 1, 2010
The beginning of a new administration presents an opportunity for re-evaluation and change in many policy areas. Because natural resources are such an important topic to so many Minnesotans, we believe this is a good time to review the state’s natural resource management objectives and practices and to make recommendations for reform and improvement.
Nov 1, 2010
INSIDE: A Word From The President: Two Sets of Words Actually || American Experiment Releases Natural Resources Recommendations || A Growing Community of Conservative Voices || Creating the Ideal Health Insurance Exchange for Minnesota || Like the four governors who preceded him, Jesse Ventura has learned the value of providing real school choice
Sep 23, 2010
Lots of people here on earth – even more in the cosmos – have wondered how in the world Minnesotans elected Jesse Ventura governor a dozen years ago. But have you ever wondered how the other two major political leaders in the state at the time in 1998 were the senatorial odd couple of Rod Grams and Paul Wellstone, and how all three chaps respectively differed from one another by a mathematically impossible 359 degrees?