A bigger mandate than it seems?

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Thirty-Six Electoral Votes were handed to Hillary Clinton by those who voted for Johnson and McMullin instead of Trump: Colorado (9) Maine At-Large (2) Minnesota (10) New Hampshire (4) New Mexico (5) Nevada (6) That’s not to say that those who voted for Johnson or McMullin would have ever voted for Trump but Clinton’s blue margins of victory in those six places were less than the votes garnered by the red, third party, candidates. Giving Michigan to Trump, where he leads but has not been called, the apparent Electoral Vote result is: 232 for Clinton (43%) 306 for Trump (57%) Swapping the results of the six areas with red “spoilers” makes the result: 196 for Team Blue (36%) 342 for Team Red (64%) Yes, similarly, Stein’s votes could …

DFL rule in Minnesota created the MNsure mess

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Greg Davids hits a couple nails on their heads regarding health care insurance in Minnesota. When a doctor commits malpractice, you don’t hire that same doctor to fix the problem they created. Source: Rep. Greg Davids: DFL rule in Minnesota created the MNsure mess

Professor explains the rise of ‘precious snowflakes’

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Howard Schwartz, professor emeritus of Oakland University, has for years studied the psychology underlying political correctness, and in his new book Political Correctness and the Destruction of Social Order: Chronicling the Rise of the Pristine Self, he offers some clarity on why the term “snowflakes” is now synonymous with college students today. Source: Professor explains the rise of ‘precious snowflakes’ – cites narcissism, over-nurturing – The College Fix

MNsure meltdown

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from theMinnesota Watchdog, October 7, 2016 The state’s insurance exchange has imploded.  Just as many, including this publication, predicted. As readers have surely learned over the past week, the state’s Obamacare exchange is collapsing, with similar meltdowns occurring across the country. Now, before you think this piece is just a recitation of the bad numbers spilling out from MnSure and Obamacare, read on. There are two important things you need to know about the MnSure debate as it unfolds just weeks before Election Day. The first thing to know is an important historical fact regarding healthcare in Minnesota that will surely play into the debate and public discourse. Back in 1976, the legislature created the Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association (MCHA). The government-regulated non-profit was designed to offer health …