Politics

Senator Scott Jensen Just Blocked Me On Twitter

January 22, 2017

After a mild exchange on Twitter, my state Senator Scott Jensen blocked me from his Twitter account. I am a constituent. Read how it went down.

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Minnesota Is 3rd-Fastest Warming State

June 14, 2012
Minnesota Is 3rd-Fastest Warming State

Minnesota is the third-fastest warming state in the Union, according to a new report by Climate Central.

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My Favorite Sports Moment: Hank Aaron’s 715th Home Run

April 15, 2012
My Favorite Sports Moment: Hank Aaron's 715th Home Run

David Erickson’s favorite sports moment was the ability to see the effect Hank Aaron’s 715th home run had on his African American friend’s family.

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Marcus & Michele Bachmann Solve Marriage

July 19, 2011
Marcus & Michele Bachmann Solve Marriage

What makes Marcus and Michele Bachmann so virulently anti-gay? The truth hurts.

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RIP: Minnesota State Government Shutdown

July 2, 2011
RIP: Minnesota State Government Shutdown [PHOTO]

Minnesota Government Shutdown: I’m flying our Minnesota state flag at half-mast in symbolic mourning for the death of our government.

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Miss Minnesota Believes Evolution Should Be Taught

June 23, 2011
Miss Minnesota Believes Evolution Should Be Taught

Miss Minnesota, Brittany Thelemann, believes evolution should be taught in school. Good for her!

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Pawlenty’s Debate Performance Skewered By Colbert

June 19, 2011
Tim Pawlenty On Colbert Report

This is pretty funny. Stephen Colbert lampoons Tim Pawlenty’s GOP debate performance.

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Minnesota Government Shutdown

June 18, 2011
Minnesota Government Shutdown

This video features parents and grandparents and the caregivers who assist them twenty-four hours a day sharing their feelings on funding for older adult services in the face of a potential Minnesota government shutdown.

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Hubert H Humphrey Centennial Reunion & Policy Discussion

May 25, 2011
Hubert H Humphrey Centennial Reunion & Policy Discussion

On the date of the 100th birthday of former Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey, Minneapolis City Hall will host a series of discussions about politics and policy that Humphrey has influenced locally and nationally.

The day will conclude with a reunion of former Humphrey staff and Humphrey family members and presentation of Humphrey Liberalism awards to a number of dignitaries who influenced Humphrey or carried on his work.

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Young Republican Opposes Minnesota Same-Sex Marriage Ban

May 3, 2011
Young Republican Opposes Minnesota Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Madeline Koch, a friend and former colleague of mine, testified recently in opposition to SF 1308 in the Minnesota state Senate, a constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage in Minnesota.

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