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Martin: I’m a ‘Tenther,’ too

You can take it for granted that I’m a “Firster,” because you’re reading my words in a published column, which I am happy to write without fear of reprisal other than the slings and arrows of the comment box. That’s my First Amendment right.

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How a bill becomes a train wreck

The Minnesota Constitution is an admirably simple and even somewhat terse document. Short and direct, it begins with a bill of rights. There was no beating around the bush: The power of government derives from the citizens, and not the other way around.

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