One of the primary roles of the federal government is to create and implement a tax policy that is effective, smart, and benefits the citizens of our country. Unfortunately, we often see quite the opposite in the current tax code.As a lifelong conservative, I believe that the government should strategically use taxes to fund core […]
Over 150 years ago, volunteers from Minnesota were looked upon as “can-do” leaders in resolving a political and cultural revolt resulting in a major victory for both black and white Americans. Today, Minnesota has another opportunity to show the country that same can-do leadership spirit can be a beacon of hope in a time of chaos, despair, and frustration.
America the Exceptional: My Response to Dean Phillips and his Vision of America as Systemically Racist
Kendall’s opponent, first-term Democratic Congressman Dean Phillips, has attempted to convey the Black-American experience and redefine America in the process. On June 22, Dean Phillips emailed his supporters and stated that “Racism is deeply ingrained…in our institutions, and in our everyday lives.” On June 23, he posted a message on Facebook to reiterate that message. He also created a “resource […]
As the Twin Cities and our leaders look to rebuild, consider needed reforms in policing, and pursue justice for George Floyd, the enduring question is how to address the consistent disparities between African-Americans and other ethnic groups. It is time we address an uncomfortable truth. The chief barrier to the advancement of the African-American community […]
George Floyd’s tragic death illuminated a jarring deficiency in police strategy, training, and monitoring. The tragedy served as the latest reminder in the need for policing reform. As a nation, we’ve seen too many instances of police misconduct leading to death. The series of tragedies affecting young black men has had a direct impact on me […]
The United States and Israel have a noteworthy and long-standing relationship that has prevailed in the face of challenging times throughout the history of Israel’s existence. I’m confident that many years in the future; the relationship with Israel will endure, and be stronger than ever before. Israel holds a unique place geographically as the only […]
The United States must end its reliance on Chinese manufactured pharmaceuticals, the latest example of our overdependence on China. Our continued dependence on China for pharmaceuticals and medical supplies threatens our public health and undermines our national security. The coronavirus pandemic has specifically highlighted the extent of our reliance on Chinese manufactured pharmaceuticals and the […]
Qualls Supports Local Control of Public Education and School Choice for Parents. What role, if any, should the federal government play in the administration of Minnesota schools? For instance, there is no mention of education in the enumerated powers of Congress found in Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution, but many state constitutions, Minnesota’s included, do address education.
The nation’s budget deficit continues to climb at alarmingly high rates, with no clear end in sight. According to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, the 2019 deficit will exceed $1 trillion, with the number expected to widen each year for the next decade.