On The Trail with the Fighting 41st

Follow the stories of the Minnesota DFL Senate District 41 as our small group does everything we can to make a big impact.

 

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Angry? Depressed? Here’s the cure.

By Phillip Wynn, SD 41 member The last two years have been an overwhelming trial for many Americans. It began with the surprising, and disastrous, election of a sociopathic criminal to the highest office in the land, a man – if we dare dignify him by such a term – as...

Standing up to the Bully

By Jonathan Rehlander Unless you were the bully in grade school, you had at least one kid growing up that made school miserable sometimes.  They would tease you, trip you, threaten to beat you up after school.  There was an apprehension that came when you would see...

We are right, they are wrong

A common political tactic when under siege is to muddy the waters and throw confusion on everything.  This is a tactic that is being employed now in Washington, D.C.; there are two major situations brewing and both need our action and attention. While Deputy Attorney...

Reflecting on 9/11

Today is a day of reflection; it is a day when we mourn lives lost, family and friends who were taken from us in horrible ways.  Beyond that, it is a time to look at how that day changed our country and ourselves. Our nation's reaction to 9/11 changed the world.  It...

Minnesota Democrats Don’t Let Your Foot Off the Gas!

Primaries are over! Not all my candidates won, and I’m betting that not all of yours did either. But Minnesota saw an amazing election turnout, and we can now shift the focus from ourselves to our actual opponents. As a newcomer to the senate district DFL, I have been...

This is America Right?

I feel so many things right now; helpless, enraged, sick at heart, outraged, defeated, and energized to name a few.  I’m a parent and a human being so when I hear about families being ripped apart my empathy meter goes off the charts and I feel like I need to act...

A Purpose for Politics

Like many of my fellow Democrats, I was thrown into a tailspin on election night 2016. Like a rocket built with Trump steel struggling to reach orbit, the worldview I had constructed crashed. My news obsession peaked, and the severe consequences of the Hillary Clinton...

Fake News or Not?

April starts with a day dedicated to practical jokes, and I’m not just talking about the weather in Minnesota, I mean April Fools Day.  In this era of Fake News I’m struck by how on April first everyone questions what they see online and everywhere else...