A Progressive Reflects on Mero’s Career with Praise

By now you’ve heard that the Sutherland Institute board has asked Paul Mero to step down as president after 14 years with the conservative think-tank, citing disagreements over direction. Knowing there will be a lot of tap dancing from the left, understandably.  Paul is an easy (and eager?) focal point for criticism from the left.  But I wanted to tell the story of how I first came to know Paul Mero, and why I am proud to call him a friend. In 2007, KVNU’s For the People hosts/founders Tom Grover…

Ten Observations On Who Made The State School Board Cut

Ten interesting observations on which candidates made the Nominating and Recruiting Committee’s latest cut for state school board: 1.     All incumbents are moving forward at this point, though that does not mean they are out of danger of being eliminated. 2.     Every candidate in District 6 will be interviewed. 3.     In District 5 all male candidates made it through, but only two of the eleven women did. (This may be due to many, but not all, of the women candidates from that district belonging…