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Inside the Political Process: Epilog

This is the fourth in a series of posts by politico Jim Emery, who worked in the Communications office of the Ashwin Madia campaign in 2008. With a new congressional campaign underway, Jim’s recollections and analyses are timely.

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Inside the Political Process: Framing the Debate

This is the third in a series of posts by politico Jim Emery, who worked in the Communications office of the Ashwin Madia campaign in 2008. With a new congressional campaign underway, Jim’s recollections and analyses are timely.

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Inside the Political Process: The Role of Communication

This is the second in a series of posts by politico Jim Emery, who worked in the Communications office of the Ashwin Madia campaign in 2008. With a new congressional campaign underway, Jim’s recollections and analyses are timely.

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Inside the Political Process: Jim Emery and the Madia Campaign

This is the first in a series of posts by politico Jim Emery, who worked in the Communications office of the Ashwin Madia campaign in 2008. With a new congressional campaign underway, Jim’s recollections and analyses are timely.

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Minneapolis Primary Sample Ballot

Tomorrow is the day. Following my usual tradition, I’m posting my ballot and reasoning for anyone who trusts my judgment and hasn’t had the time to research all the races.

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Al Franken at Netroots Nation

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Anti-Democratic Blog Messes Up

Luke Hellier of the blog Minnesota Democrats Exposed (MDE) has made an egregious, possibly dishonest “error” in a recent accusation regarding Congressional CandidateJim Meffert.

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You Talk A Mite Too Much, General

I am all in favor of the White House and the military being at odds over policy and politics. I have this notion that the elected civilians need to remind the officers that in our country, at least, the elected civilians are in charge. It’s that respect for the concept of democracy deep within my little cowboy heart that gets alarmed whenever I sense that the President and the Joint Chiefs of Staff are too much on the same page.

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Don’t Cry For Me, Joe Barton

Representative Joe Barton, who along with Minnesota’s native daughter Michele Bachmann has felt the strings of sympathy tugging his heart for BP, apologized for Obama’s strong arm tactics in getting BP to agree to a 20 billion dollar fund to recompense those who have been financially damaged by the leaking oil. While he has since unapologized and said that absolutely BP needs to be held responsible for their mess, he only did so to stem a political embarrassment. He does feel sorry for them. He weeps for them and the troubles they have faced.

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Michele Bachmann One-Eighties on Major Policies

Michele Bachmann, formerly known as a strong proponent of a hands-off government with minimal regulations, has called for an increase of government expenditures and regulatory involvement in … shockingly … environmental matters. Bachmann has even endorsed the confiscation by government agents of private property when needed to save the environment.

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