General, Write-a-palooza 2017

Making real news happen

With the current assault on common sense happening with our president, it’s important that as a citizenry we don’t fall victim to the campaign hysteria that propelled this chaos into power. One of the most troubling aspects of the current administration is it’s desire to de-legitimize journalism. The constant attacks against news agencies that are […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

Churches and education

With the appointment of DeVos as education secretary social media has been a hotbed of discussion around publicly funded education, and the apparent desire of Ms. DeVos to enable more faith based schools. Much of this argument hinges on a desire by people to see more Christian based education permeate the society at large. Therefore, […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

Liberals care about safety too

One of the biggest issues in our world today is how people communicate past each other. In one of the latest debacles of our current administration we witnessed a poorly vetted Executive Order limiting who can legally enter our country. This ban was met with immediate protests to shed light on how unfair this ruling was, […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

#Resist incompetency

Once again this weekend out current administration has demonstrated the reason why the head of state of our country needs to be a person experienced in politics and government. The travel ban that was imposed via executive order was not only questionable in terms of its expected effectiveness, but was a complete disaster from a […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

Government is not a business

(WARNING: Political post!) I’ve spent the better part of the last 20 years working as a public servant. I’ve worked at a handful of government agencies for most of my career, and I feel like I’ve lived and breathed it for long enough to consider myself an expert insider. I’ve also spent a few years […]

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Blog-o-rama 2016, General

Generation X and politics

There was an interesting article Wednesday on MPR about how many young people no longer associate with a political party. It had some interesting statistics and conclusions, but it got me thinking about my generation (Gen X) and how we’ve fared politically. Generation X is defined commonly as people born between 1964-1980. It’s one of […]

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Blog-o-rama 2016, General

Sad day in Minneapolis

I’m going to make this entry brief, because I’m going to stray into politics for a moment. The Jamar Clark ruling came down today and I was able to listen to about 15 minutes of the release, where they announced that no officers would be facing charges in his fatal shooting. As I listened to the […]

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Blog-o-rama 2016, General

Thank you Minnesota

Tuesday was Super Tuesday in the 2016 presidential campaign, and Minnesota was one of the states that held it’s caucasus. When I awoke on Wednesday I was proud to call myself a Minnesotan for two wonderful reasons. First, Bernie won on the DFL side, which shouldn’t have been a shock to anyone. Minnesota is a […]

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Create-a-thon 2015, General

Social politics

Last night I didn’t watch the Republican debate. I didn’t watch the Democrat debate, nor the Republican debate before. As someone who’s followed most presidential elections pretty closely since I was a kid, I’ve gotten more and more concerned with how contentious the process has become so early in the cycle. The amount of time […]

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Create-a-thon 2015, General

Doing a job

Apologies in advance for a post that probably will rub people the wrong way, but I’m a bit frustrated by the news lately of the county clerk in Kentucky that is refusing to issue marriage licenses because she disagrees with gay marriage. For those that aren’t aware of the situation, this woman has chosen to make […]

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