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About dcpetterson

D. C. Petterson is a novelist and a software consultant in Minnesota who has been writing science fiction since the age of six. He lives with his wife, two dogs, a cat, and two lizards, and insists that grandchildren are the reward for having survived teenagers. When not writing stories or software, he plays guitar, engages in political debate, and reads a lot of history and physics texts for fun.

Free Forum Friday April 22 Edition

Another lively week. Senator John Ensign resigned today (see our Senate Seat Series article on the NV Race). The DOW hit another post-crash high this week. It was the anniversary of Columbine, Waco, Oklahoma City, and Deepwater Horizon. Alabama’s Judge Moore … Continue reading

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Something in the Air

There may be something strange in the spring air. This is the week for disasters. On April 19, 1993, seventy-six people died after a fifty-day siege at the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas. One hundred sixty-eight people died in … Continue reading

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Intimidation Nation

What is it about Tea Party Republicans? These are the same people who turned town hall meetings into near-riots throughout 2009. They are the ones who were big on carrying guns to political rallies. They fantasized about armed rebellion. There … Continue reading

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Free Forum Friday April 1st Edition

It’s been an unusual week. Some of the highlights are as follows: As far as we can tell, there is no truth to the notion that Mike Huckabee is going to partner with Rush Limbaugh on “Dancing with the Stars.” … Continue reading

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In This Corner…Tim Pawlenty

2012 Contender Series: Tim Pawlenty (Ed. note: Pawlenty officially withdrew from the Republican Presidential race on Sunday, August 14th after a poor showing in the Iowa Straw Poll) This issue of the Contender series will be a little different from … Continue reading

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In This Corner…Michele Bachmann

2012 Contender Series: Michele Bachmann (Updated January 4th: Ms. Bachmann officially withdrew from the residential race after a poor showing in the Iowa Caucus. It is expected that she will run for re-election in Minnesota once the redistricting is settled) … Continue reading

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Defending the Public Scapegoat

America’s conservatives have been going on lately about public workers. We need to cut the government workforce. We need to reduce their incomes. We need to gut their too-generous benefits packages. All of this as part of the necessary austerity … Continue reading

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