Category Archives: National and Local Politics

The Rule of Law

We must be ever vigilant in protecting our rights as citizens of these great United States. We are a democracy. We hold elections. The people we elect are sworn to uphold the rule of law. Let’s make sure that we … Continue reading

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Governor Jesse Ventura’s Jury Is In Deliberations

It would be difficult to not know about our former governor’s lawsuit against the estate of the deceased Navy SEAL for money damages he claims were sustained by publishing untrue allegations in a book.  He is claiming millions of dollars … Continue reading

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ABOTA Dedicated to Save Our Juries

I am proud to have been  selected to be a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).  ABOTA is a national organization  of trial lawyers and judges committed to educating the public of the importance of preserving our … Continue reading

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Legalization of Marijuana in the USA: The Haze Refuses to Clear

Is smoking pot legal in the United States? Yes and no. The confusion stems from the fact that although 18 states (led by Washington and Colorado) and the District of Colombia have legalized pot (within their jurisdictions), the federal government … Continue reading

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Minnesota Medicaid Expansion Signed Into Law

Minnesota state Governor Mark Dayton this week signed a bill which provides health insurance for about 35,000 people who currently have access to none. This was done after the state’s House of Representatives voted to allow the expansion of the … Continue reading

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FOIA Lawsuit Fails to Produce Any Surprises

Recently, a federal court all but dismissed a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the New York Times under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) seeking access to documents related to the government’s targeted killing of … Continue reading

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Leadership

What are the qualities we are looking for in a leader? How do we qualify a person as a good leader? Is a good leader someone that forces the hand of another into submission? Is it someone that capitulates and … Continue reading

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Glass Houses

The lessons learned with the Amy Koch fiasco for the Republican Party is that you need to be careful of that righteous pony you are riding- it just might buck you. Why are we legislating these personal choices? Why are … Continue reading

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Our Humanity

This time of the year we are reminded to love our fellow man.  How do we show that love? What can we do? What is the right thing to do? Is it to station troops throughout the world? Is it … Continue reading

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It Appears to be Politics as Usual in Minnesota

Why does it sometimes take a crisis or tragedy to cause cooperation and a spirit of unity for the common good?  Can a candidate for public office after elected ever become a statesman? Why does money buy corporations access to … Continue reading

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