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The Strib: Lowering Their Own Bar?

The Strib: Lowering Their Own Bar?

The Strib “reported”, after a fashion, about attitudes about Obamacare after an election where it was primarily responsible for ejecting the DFL from power in the Minnesota Senate. And it’s either a masterpiece of selective fact, or some fairly incurious reporting: Anxiety is greatest among Minnesotans with preexisting medical […] Click here to view original post www.shotinthedark.info

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To Dream

To Dream

In Minnesota, the DFL lost its majority in the Senate, and were reduced in the House. It’s a wonderful thing. To look at what is possible, though? In North Dakota, the Democrat-NPL party was reduced on election night from “minority” to “barely there” . And it’s a very very […] Click here to view original post www.shotinthedark.info

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Bubble?

Joe Doakes from Como Park emails: Minnesota has early voting. People were coming to the office two months before election, to cast absentee ballots. That was before most of the major revelations about Hillary. To what extent did early voting artificially inflate Hillary’s support? Had those voters been required […] Click here to view original post www.shotinthedark.info

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Sentencing the “Minnesota men” (4)

Sentencing the “Minnesota men” (4)

This post continues “Sentencing the ‘Minnesota men’” (3) . In these two posts I offer my observations and impressions of the nine sentencing hearings in the case of the Somali Minnesotans who have pleaded guilty to, or have been convicted of, conspiracy to support ISIS among other related charges. […] Click here to view original post www.powerlineblog.com

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Sentencing the “Minnesota men” (3)

Sentencing the “Minnesota men” (3)

I attended the nine sentencing hearings in the ISIS conspiracy case brought against the “Minnesota men” (as the Somali Minnesotans are usually described in the headline) in April 2015. Six of the defendants pleaded guilty; two of the six cooperated with the government by assisting the investigation and testifying […] Click here to view original post www.powerlineblog.com

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Ten years on the Ellison case

Ten years on the Ellison case

I talked about Keith Ellison with Seth Leibsohn and Chris Buskirk on the aptly named Seth & Chris for two segment this afternoon. Seth has kindly forwarded the audio hot off the air (posted here and enbedded below). I’m celebrating ten years on Ellison’s case, trying to warn Democrats […] Click here to view original post www.powerlineblog.com

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