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    Are These Senators Regretting Their Export-Import Bank Votes?

    For some lawmakers, corporate welfare is okay, unless it hurts someone in their district. Four lawmakers from Minnesota and Michigan are up in arms over a proposed $650 million financing deal for Roy Hill, an Australian mining company. The deal, backed by the Export-Import Bank, the U.S. government’s export credit … More

    Morning Bell: The Slow Dismantling of Obamacare

    Things aren’t going so well for Obamacare. Even Democrats in Congress aren’t huge fans any more. It seems after passing the law and finding out what’s in it, the allure has faded—so much so that Congress actually repealed part of Obamacare in the fiscal cliff deal last week. That’s right—part … More

    The Truth About the Franken Amendment

    When a disgruntled employee files a lawsuit that goes to court his employer must pay tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees. Even if the courts reject the allegation as frivolous employers must still pay the lawyers. That allows unscrupulous employees to use threat of going to … More

    Double Standards In Minnesota Will Lead to Florida Repeat

    Having been a county election official myself many years ago, I know how difficult it can be to administer an election and make the proper decisions when problems ensue. However, the flawed and extremely questionable decisions being rendered by the Minnesota Canvassing Board are remarkable for their inconsistency except for … More

    Nothing Funny About What's Happening in Minnesota

    On Wednesday morning it was 725; on Wednesday night it was 477; on Thursday night it was down to 336; by Friday it was 239; Sunday it was 221; and by today it was down to only 204. Are we talking about the Dow Jones falling on Wall Street? No, … More