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The Body of bin Laden

I was sitting in my 10th grade Chemistry class on September 11th of 2001. I remember my teacher, Mr. Sufka telling us what had happened. We were able to see some images from Yahoo, but the internet was overwhelmed that…

A Renewed Beginning

“This is not a time for compromise, and I can tell you that we will not compromise on our principles,” Boehner said during an appearance on conservative Sean Hannity’s radio show.

Preserve Freedom and “slit our wrists.”

Michelle Bachmann was the guest of honor at a recent question and answer session for the Independence Institute, a libertarian organization from Colorado. In response to a question about the current health care proposal she said: “This cannot pass. What…

Quotations

Question with boldness even the existence of a god; because if there be one he must approve of the homage of reason more than that of blindfolded fear. -Thomas Jefferson, letter to Peter Carr, August 10, 1787

USA Marijuana for Profit.

It is obvious to many people that our nation is undergoing a change and we are trying to do so at a time of unparalleled debt. This can be a tricky thing to do. How can one manage the budget,…

Tea Party Fear and Hate.

Everyday I get more and more befuddled by the mess that we call the news. I am shocked to see so many people attack science, intellectualism and education. I am shocked to see so many people cling to pre-modern beliefs…

65 Foot Ban on Transparency

Recently, the US Coast Guard has created a rule to ban anyone from coming within 65 feet of the oil containment booms.  Without Coast guard approval, of course. They originally tried to make the exclusion zone 300 feet. They claim…

Double Trouble

The rumblings of the double-dip have been growing recently, if you can’t tell already. Many “experts” are divided on this issue, but it is clear that we are not back up to par just yet.

Embattled Steele

Michael Steele has come under recent criticism from almost everyone for comments he made last week. He essentially said that the war in Afghanistan is now a “war of Obama’s choosing” and that the US troops will fail.

Avoidable

It is almost the 4th of July. It is getting hot outside and we had our first big thunderstorm of the year this past week. I love this time of the year. As we move forward celebrating another Independence Day…

To Float More Freely

I never took an economics course in college and this is something that I deeply regret. Recently, China announced that they would allow their currency (the Yuan) to float more freely. In their economy they have tighter controls and restrictions,…

Not Sure, will check back.

Ignorance is one of the leading problems in the world of politics. It has been for a long and most likely will continue. To many, this sounds harsh, dismissive and arguably ignorant. But, let me explain.

MN GOP has Killed the Moderate.

Recently, the GOP of MN announced that Tom Emmer would be their candidate for Governor.  Emmer, known for being in the far-right of the Republican Party, is a big shift in thinking for the MN GOP. No longer is the…