Archive for Paul Estenson

Minnesota Photo ID Law: A Pandora’s Box

I have been looking over the proposed amendment to the Minnesota Constitution requiring a photo id for voting. Upon reading the latest version of HF2738 It seems that this legislation raises a number of serious questions with respect to implementation.  For example, suppose a Gustavus student wishes to vote in the November election and has a Minnesota […]

Hidden Strength in the Employment Report

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its Employment Situation for February 2012 this morning. Overall the report is very encouraging. The economy produced 227,000 jobs in February and for the last three months the U.S. economy has produced an average of 245,000 jobs per month and a total of 3.37 million jobs since January 2010. […]

Is the President Causing High Gas Prices?

Last evening I heard Newt Gingrich say that the Obama Administration was “outrageously anti-American energy.” And that, “the high price of gasoline is the direct result of Obama.” After picking myself up from the floor, it took me about 15 seconds to find this. These data, from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, show the number […]