On The Trail with the Fighting 41st
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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...
The Minnesota legislative session closed recently with lots of finger-pointing, and surprise, surprise… bad-faith negotiating from the Republican House and Senate. Election season will now get moving in earnest, but we Democrats may have to fight hard this summer to...
Ninety-Nine Percent Paulsen (leaked communication from the Committee to Elect Republicans to Congress)
Dear Erik, That’s the branding me and the boys on the committee have come up with for your part in a new campaign initiative we’ve cooked up. This initiative should make it a lot easier for Republican candidates this election year who, like you, are afraid to hold...
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...
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...
Today we saw the the ugly side of the Pro-gun movement with Rep Mary Franson comparing those attending this past weekend's rallies to Hitler Youth. The adults here in the Fighting 41 thought that was wrong, but we wanted to ask the youth who attended what they...
The Democratic “Big Tent” has room for all kinds of believers, including those who don’t. So I hope y’all don’t mind some reflections on two Bible verses that’ve been on my mind of late, verses among the noblest and most inspiring in that book, both from the prophet...
Sometimes an “outsider” can see more clearly in Minnesotans what those born here might miss; sometimes a loner senses more keenly what the gregarious lose in the constant background hum of social intercourse. I am both: a transplant from the South who moved here...
On occasion, SD41 publishes guest blogs. This is the story of Raina Meyer. She's a Member of the Minnesota Youth Council and a Student at St Catherine's University. Her account is both riveting and inspiring, and we at SD41 are eternally grateful that she chose to...
I attended Northdale Middle School in Coon Rapids, Minnesota for grades 6 - 8 (Go Vikings!). I had joined a high school sport in the fall of 7th grade, so by the spring of 8th grade I was more than ready to move on from that weird, wall-less school. Did I mention...
- Raina Meyer’s Heartbreaking and Inspiring Story
- Blue Wave…Or Volcanic eruption?
- Of Children and Of Light
- My Name is Alayna
- Muslims Welcome Here!
- Here We Go Again…
- Keep Your Prayers and Give Me Women in Office
- Wall-Less Schools and Will-Less Politicians