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At least we can thank Tom West for being entirely predictable. What he seems incapable of appreciating is that it is an act of great respect to, in peaceful protest, hold our nation and it's leaders to the highest ideals of our Founders. Bring down those horrid statues and monuments which…

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Yawn. The Republican narrative -- especially for the future "Gazelka for Gov." crowd -- is already perfectly memorized, and we'll see a version of this letter now in these pages and elsewhere for months to come.  They will pay lip-service to some pablum they call reform, and downplay the …

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Reading this letter evokes a sense of being on the outside of a town feud -- one citizen of Albany accusing another of being a hypocrite because she is "an over-educated type". (??)   The writer's words, "Most overeducated types are hypocrites who must be shown as such."

So, I won't…

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A few fact checks:

1) The National Guard was activated, and not by Trump (who lies about this -- just add it to the list of lies from this incompetent buffoon who is obviously a pathological liar): https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2020/06/24/reality-check-was-it-president-trump-or-gov…

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Thanks, Greystone -- all good points. Given the largely uncharted nature of Coronavirus, and the admission by epidemiologists that there's just too much that they don't know about it yet, I'm surprised that anyone without medical/scientific expertise comments as boldly as West. I could re…

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Or, for a dramatically different, science and virus-focused point of view, read this compelling piece in The Lancet (medical journal):

From the Lancet, "The COVID-19 pandemic continues to worsen in the USA with 1·3 million cases and an estimated death toll of 80 684 as of May 12. St…

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"“I’m not sure MDH or the state would reimburse us for case investigation so I’m not really sure we’d be interested. However I think the community would feel a little better if we at the local level were doing these,” Vold said."

Mr. Vold, what is the response to this when you inqui…

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Yes, in following the guidelines set forth by Trump's Coronavirus Task Force, apparently Walz took the President seriously (while Trump, once again, is oppportunistically flip-flopping: "None of the states starting to reopen have met the White House guidelines, researcher says" https://ww…

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Thanks, Greystone! You'll appreciate this piece from recent Atlantic magazine, "False Prophet: Media-bashing robo-calls, chloroquine Twitter trolls, briefing room propaganda --- how the President and his allies are trying to convince America he was right all along." https://www.theatlanti…

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Thanks, Greystone. You'll appreciate the facts about travel from China, here: "430,000 People Have Traveled From China to US Since Coronavirus Surfaced: There were 1,300 direct flights to 17 cities before Trump's travel restrictions." https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/04/us/coronavirus-chin…