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Wisconsin cage match

Featured image In the six recall elections handpicked by Big Labor in Wisconsin, Democrats had the money and the intensity in their favor. All they lacked, it turns out, was the votes. (The AP tabulation of the results is here.) In the event, Democrats won only two of the six contested Senate races, falling one short of the number that they needed to obtain a Senate majority. In the pivotal race of »

Why Minnesota matters

Featured image I started following the story that I called Minnesota Cage Match for two reasons: I thought, given the constellation of forces at work, that events here would foreshadow events in Washington, and I found the slant of the incompetent media coverage driven by the Minneapolis Star Tribune to be sickening. As in the national mainstream media, Democrats here control what Glenn Reynolds calls “the master media narrative,” only more so. »

Amy Koch: Inside the cage match

Featured image I put in a request for an interview with Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch a couple of weeks ago. Senator Koch is one of the Republican legislative leaders — the other is House Speaker Kurt Zellers — who is negotiating with Governor Mark Dayton in the epic budget battle/government shutdown that is playing itself out in Minnesota. If the budget battle is a cage match, as we have characterized »

From Ramsey to Dayton

Featured image The ongoing “Minnesota cage match” is now venued before Judge John Guthmann in St. Paul. The city of St. Paul sits in Ramsey County. The Minnesota House and Senate filed their lawsuit against Governor Dayton and his commissioner of management and budget in Ramsey County District Court, within shouting distance of the state capitol. In writing about the lawsuit yesterday I misspelled “Ramsey” as “Rasmey.” A friend wrote to note »

Rachel’s river

In Minnesota, our Democratic governor (Mark Dayton) and Republican legislature are engaged in an epic budget battle. Raising income taxes is Dayton’s old-time religion, and he’s giving it to us good. When the spirit seizes him, especially if the medications he takes to treat his chronic mental problems aren’t adjusted quite right, he will even promote tax increases while talking in tongues. In proselytizing that old-time religion Dayton has the »

What happens next?

Featured image With all the attention to the fate of John Boehner’s debt-ceiling bill — see John Hinderaker, Charles Krauthammer Jennifer Rubin, and the wall-to-wall coverage at NRO — I wonder what happens next. No one argues that the Boehner bill can pass the Senate, where Harry Reid is playing Dingy Harry, or that a Reid/Democratic bill can pass the House. Those of us who hope for passage of the Boehner bill »